Angel investors invest approximately $20 billion into 60,000 companies a year, but a survey by Worthworm shows that 46% regretted making an investment in 2013.
AngelList, a site that helps angel investors invest in technology startups by providing screening information about the companies, last week announced AngelList Syndicates.
Angel investors put money into approximately 60K startups a year, and angel-funded startups are significantly more likely to survive.
In huge news for the venture capital world, the SEC officially announced that it will not recommend enforcement action against online investment platform FundersClub.
Guest Post Misalignment with investors has the potential to negatively affect all other areas of your business.
Silicon Valley venture firm Andreessen Horowitz has brought on its first new partner in two years.
Social news aggregator Nuzzel has secured its first round of funding just a few months after its launch.
SecondMarket and AngelList reveal the results of their first trial. Now, accredited investors can put small dollar amounts into hot startups.
Angel investor and blogger Joanne Wilson talks about women, entrepreneurship, and the startups she is excited about.
Reid Hoffman says that when he visits a university to give an entrepreneurship lecture now, he gets asked for money.
Jay Levy at Zelkova's Manhattan office
Guest Post (Editor’s note: Farid Naib is CEO and Founder of Document Depository Corporation and an angel investor. He submitted this story to VentureBeat.)
Guest Post “Raising venture capital is worse than marriage,” says investor and serial entrepreneur Mark Suster. When a marriage doesn’t work out, you can get divorced, but there’s no separation from your VC or angel investors. In this entrepreneur thought leader lecture given at Stanford University, Suster encourages startup owners to thoroughly research investors before accepting their money – and tells you how to do that.
Venture capital investment in Silicon Valley continues to decrease overall even as angel investors rush into high-value investments in tech stars like Twitter and Facebook, according to a study released today of capital raised in the third quarter.
Well-connected early-stage investor Christine Herron is leaving seed-stage venture-capital firm First Round Capital to join Intel Capital, the chipmaker’s corporate venture arm. The move adds another voice to the ongoing controversy over whether there is a bubble in early-stage investing that’s causing tension between angel investors and established venture capitalists.
Incubator Y Combinator held its second AngelConf last month, where well-known investors spoke to an audience of prospective angels. If you weren’t able to make it in-person, and you didn’t want to watch the giant chunk of unedited video on Justin.tv, you can now view videos of each of the 16 talks at the new AngelConf 2010 website.
Guest Post (Editor’s note: Robert R. Ackerman, Jr. is the founder and managing director of Allegis Capital. He submitted this column to VentureBeat.)
Guest Post Chris Yeh is an angel investor and the vice president of marketing at collaboration company PBworks. This column was originally published on his blog.
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Guest Post (Editor’s note: “Ask the Attorney” is a weekly VentureBeat feature allowing start-up owners to get answers to their legal questions. Submit yours in the comments below and look for answers in the coming weeks. Author Scott Edward Walker is the founder and CEO of Walker Corporate Law Group, PLLC, a boutique corporate law firm specializing in the representation of entrepreneurs.)
Angel investors don’t usually stay up at night worrying about Capitol Hill. But a financial reform bill proposed by Chris Dodd, the Democrat chairing the Senate Banking Committee, includes new restrictions on startups and angels.