Posts Tagged 'angel investments'

Thank Goodness for Super Angels

September 6 2010 one Commented

Have you noticed all the great press given to Super Angels by the Business Week and the Wall Street Journal? First Business Week introduced us to their top 25 angel investors, who have each funded between 5 and 190 deals, averaging about 40 angel investments per angel.  It is a great list!  Then, the Wall […]

Don’t Take Angel Investments from VCs – a dissenting opinion

April 19 2010 No Commented

Don’t Take Angel Investments from VCs – a dissenting opinion In his recent blog Don’t Take Angel Investments From VCs, Bill Burnham cautions entrepreneurs not to include venture capitalists among investors in an angel round.  His premise is that these same VCs may choose to offer the entrepreneurs an onerous term sheet (low valuation, etc.) […]

Angeling in Biotechnology

March 11 2010 No Commented

Angeling in Biotechnology It seems everywhere I travel I find another “center of excellence” in Biotechnology and Life Science.  R&D in these arenas seems to grow and flourish.  Those with a focus on commercializing this science are then quite disappointed when angels express low enthusiasm for their particular projects.  Let me explain why.   Angels seek […]

When is Convertible Debt the Right Instrument for Angel Investments?

December 24 2009 No Commented

When is Convertible Debt the Right Instrument for Angel Investments? In my last post, I concluded that convertible debt securities are seldom appropriate for angel investments.  My primary conclusion was that using convertible debt was likely to substantially reduce the ROI of “smash hits,” those 7% of angel investment that provide 75% of our ROI. […]