Posts Tagged 'internal rate of return'

Angel Investor Portfolio Strategy

May 12 2010 No Commented

Angel Investor Portfolio Strategy In an earlier post, I addressed the issue Is a Respectable ROI an Achievable Metric for Angels? and concluded that, under certain conditions, reasonable returns could be achieved from an angel’s portfolio. My conclusions were based on a study by Professor Rob Wiltbank at Willamette University (near Portland, OR) Returns to […]

Is a Respectable ROI an Achievable Metric for Angels?

December 14 2009 No Commented

Is a Respectable ROI an Achievable Metric for Angels? I’ve been funding startups as an angel investor since 1980 without having a good answer to this question.  Early stage VCs seem to earn over 20% IRR (annual internal rate of return), so my thought has been that angels should earn even more.  After all, we […]