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.
Together, the talks (which are only a few minutes long) give a pretty broad overview of where the angel investing field is right now. Speakers included Y Combinator’s Paul Graham (pictured above at another event), 500 Startups’ Dave McClure, and Floodgate’s Mike Maples.
If you want a place to start, I’d suggest comparing and contrasting the speeches by prolific angel Ron Conway, who said he hopes that every entrepreneur gets funded, and TechCrunch Editor Michael Arrington, who warned against funding “dipshit companies” that aren’t thinking big. I wrote a post summarizing Conway’s and Arrington’s talks, but now you can see the entirety of their speeches.
The site is also a bit of a showcase for what users can accomplish with Posterous, the simple blogging startup that is itself a Y Combinator graduate. It’s a bit fancier than the usual Posterous blog, but cofounder and chief executive Sachin Agarwal said he was able to build the site in about an hour. The videos are viewable on a mobile phone and downloadable, but they can’t be embedded on other sites yet — Agarwal said that’s a feature the company hopes to add in the future.
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