Infographic: Call in the angels

2011 angel investment infographic

California—it’s not the center of the angel investing universe. At least not according to an infographic by Silicon Valley Bank, the Angel Resource Institute and CB Insights. Last year, 79 percent of deals happened…

It’s Angel Week at Tekhne

car hood angel

Plummeting information technology costs, cloud computing, Moore’s law, and broadband capacity have made $500K the new $5 million, so says Silicon Flatirons. Let’s just see about…

Crash course in consumer Internet startup investing

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg

What do investors really think about before laying out serious cash for consumer Internet…

Dave McClure: How to pitch a VC (or angel investor)

Dave McClure of 500 Startups generously shares his knowledge of the entrepreneur tech scene. But it’s his ability to weave a tapestry of expletives that is especially legendary. Consider yourself forewarned should you view…

Where do entrepreneurs get their money?

Paul Kedrosky, senior fellow, Kauffman Foundation explains that “family, friends and fools” aren’t the only sources for raising startup…

David Tisch: How to be an undercover startup investor lover

They say that all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy. But when it comes to the world of the Internet startup, the temptation is to play—to brainstorm, to team build, to…

Inventors pitch wacky, practical goods at DaVinci Showcase

It’s like Maker Faire for people who aspire to hawk their wares on the QVC home shopping network. And it is…

Spray and Pray: Early stage investment strategies

Crawl into the heads of seed and Series A angel investors to learn their strategies for approaching deals. The priorities, tolerance for syndicates and importance in leading rounds couldn’t be more different.…