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Angel Investing

Building LGBT Wealth and Community Through Affinity, Support and Investment

Heidi E. Lehmann | Posted 11.09.2015 | Gay Voices
Heidi E. Lehmann

Investing is about more than pure profits, spreadsheets and returns. It certainly encompasses that but it is about far more: creating impact, nurturing success, growing community.

Is Angel Investing Poised to Be Disrupted?

Ellevate | Posted 08.12.2015 | Women

Natalia Oberti Noguera, founder and CEO of Pipeline Fellowship, an angel investing bootcamp for women, often gets asked why she started her company. She had grown a network of women social entrepreneurs in New York City in 2008 from a six-woman network to 1,200 within two years. And throughout, she kept hearing from them how hard it was to secure funding for their ventures.

The One Funding Pitfall All Startup Founders Can Avoid

Dr. Sean Wise | Posted 08.05.2015 | Business
Dr. Sean Wise

If you, as a founder, cannot take direction, especially direction from your potential investors, you shouldn't be founding a company.

Equity Crowdfunding Is Dead -- Long Live Equity Crowdfunding

Victoria Silchenko | Posted 05.05.2015 | Small Business
Victoria Silchenko

In life, whatever it is we are seeking will not arrive in the form we are expecting. Such is the case with raising equity in a post JOBS Act market -- something that fascinated but at the same time confused many business owners.

European Angels Investing in High Technology (Information and Communications, Mobile and Games)

David Drake | Posted 03.23.2015 | Money
David Drake

Angel investments in Europe are increasing and into diverse sectors. In the latest survey made by European Business Angels Network (EBAN), a total of 7.5 billion Euros have been invested in the early stage market in 2013.

3 Ways to Love Investing & Giving

Kelly Keenan Trumpbour | Posted 02.01.2015 | Small Business
Kelly Keenan Trumpbour

It may be counterintuitive and unglamorous in the world of sexy startups and high-stakes buyouts, but it's also my truth: The spirit of giving over the holidays is what led me to the world of investing.

How to Fund Your Startup -- With VCs, Angels and Crowdinvesting

Victoria Silchenko | Posted 01.03.2015 | Business
Victoria Silchenko

"Every one of my books had killed me a little more," - this profound and highly personal quote by American author Norman Mailer has become one of my f...

How Do Angels Invest: Five Important Lessons from the Angel Investors Education Day

David Drake | Posted 11.23.2014 | Money
David Drake

Angels are almost everywhere in the financing and business landscape in the country, and globally. They either invest as individuals or as a group in ...

Angel Investing: 'Back to School'

Ellevate | Posted 11.11.2014 | Women

As an angel investor, September puts me in a "back to school" frame of mind. In preparation for training sessions, I am constantly looking for new resources, books, etc. to continue to enhance or improve our training materials. here are some resources that I have found to be helpful.

ACA Summit 2014: Angel Impact on Entrepreneurial Success

David Drake | Posted 10.20.2014 | Money
David Drake

Angels are everywhere in the business landscape nowadays. They invest, individually or by groups, in startups and in small and medium enterprises (SMEs).

On the Edge: A Tijuana Tech Tour

Carla Holtze | Posted 10.19.2014 | Travel
Carla Holtze

My decision to travel to Tijuana with 19 other investors, leaders and entrepreneurs from Mexico and the United States on the #TJTechTour was met by my friends and family with bewilderment and concern. Tijuana may never be the epicenter of software and technology innovation that Silicon Valley is, nor does it purport to be.

5 Benefits of Raising Capital Online Through Equity Crowdfunding

Sang Lee | Posted 10.12.2014 | Small Business
Sang Lee

Equity crowdfunding has become something of a legend in the startup industry. It is being hailed (and criticized) for being a brand new conduit for st...

Cities and the Cult of the Entrepreneur

Ida Hempel | Posted 08.05.2014 | Technology
Ida Hempel

Silicon Valley grew out the convergence of several successes over several decades. Time and chance will tell which efforts will boom and which will bust.

Show us the Money! Where's the Funding for Women Entrepreneurs?

Jenny Drezin | Posted 05.13.2014 | Women
Jenny Drezin

How many ideas, then, that could be relevant -- even revolutionary -- to half the world's population are being stymied because women can't access the resources to grow and scale their startups?

How Women Angels Investors Are Taking Flight

Melissa Jun Rowley | Posted 04.27.2014 | Small Business
Melissa Jun Rowley

It was a late night in New York City when two of my friends and I sat in the corner of a loud, bustling restaurant in the West Village discussing how to get on top of the glass ceiling in our entrepreneurial community.

Golden Seeds Takes Bold Steps to Empower Women Entrepreneurs

Emmie Twombly | Posted 04.15.2014 | Women
Emmie Twombly

On the second day of the Summit, 25 companies presented business updates to Golden Seeds investors. I was able to sit down with Golden Seeds partner, Jo Ann Corkran before, after and during the Summit for first-hand insights. Here is a glimpse on how one of the leading angel investors is making her mark on the industry.

What to Know Before You Invest in Startups

Bill Clark | Posted 04.15.2014 | Money
Bill Clark

Depending on certain factors, it could be a great idea to put some portion of your portfolio into high risk assets like startups. But before you do, there are three major factors you need to consider to make sure start-up investing is appropriate for you.

13 Experts and 13 Trends That Will Dominate Crowdfunding in 2014

Mark Fidelman | Posted 03.31.2014 | Business
Mark Fidelman

Most of the experts I talked to on the list acknowledged that the new Jobs act is imperfect and will need revisions if it is to be a real force in the future. But most also cited that using social networks and crowdsourcing support for these changes was a sure path to victory.

Life After Bloomberg: Will NYC Go Through a 'Post-Mike Depression'?

Fueled | Posted 12.24.2013 | New York

Caroline McCarthy, Founder of Jumping Fox interviews angel investor and entrepreneur Brian Cohen, the Chair of New York Angels about how New York City may well be facing a "Post-Mike Depression" when Bloomberg steps down from office at the end of this year.

Equity Crowdfunding and Advertising: Be Careful What You Wish For

Victoria Silchenko | Posted 09.15.2013 | Business
Victoria Silchenko

It is official -- on July 10th, 2013 the Security and Exchange Commission (S.E.C.) lifted the ban for private offering advertising. This means that on...

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Why Bitcoin Is Being Taken Seriously | Eleazar David Melendez | Posted 05.31.2013 | Business

Bitcoin is becoming such a real and sizable instrument of commerce that investors are now pouring into new ventures aimed at furthering its use, finan...

Equity Crowdfunding: Next Generation of Angel Investors Is Not Sorry to Disrupt

Victoria Silchenko | Posted 07.06.2013 | Business
Victoria Silchenko

Nikola Tesla wrote once, "The present is theirs; the future, for which I really worked, is mine." I can see this being quoted by any supporter of equi...

The Top 5 Lessons Learned in Our First Year

Ryan Caldbeck | Posted 06.25.2013 | Small Business
Ryan Caldbeck

In the course of its first year any startup will confront issues it had not anticipated. Decisions will be made that are wrong. Every new business is different, and every one will encounter its own unique problems. Here are the lessons we learned from our mistakes at CircleUp in our first year.

The Secrets of Angel Money - Revealed!

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 06.15.2013 | Technology
Steve Rosenbaum

If you're thinking of starting a company, chances are you're going to find yourself pitching angel investors. And while all angels aren't the same, th...

The Changing Face of Startup Angel Investors

Jane Wang | Posted 05.19.2013 | Technology
Jane Wang

Funding is a tough nut to crack for many first-time entrepreneurs, and even a tougher nut for those from atypical backgrounds, such as minorities, women, LGBT members.