Last year, Y Combinator held a special event called AngelConf, where it invited dozens of prospective angel investors to get advice from some of Silicon Valley’s most seasoned veterans. The event was a hit, and this year, they’re doing it again — AngelConf 2010 will be held on July 29 in Mountain View, CA. You can request an invitation right here. We’ll also be covering the event, in case you can’t make it.
The premise behind AngelConf is simple: there are a lot of rich people out there who are probably interested in making some angel investments, but don’t know where to start. The event is meant to help them get off and running (which has the obvious benefit of nurturing the startup community in the process). Here’s a list of the confirmed speakers so far:
You may also be interested in watching the video archive of last year’s event, which you can find at the bottom of this page on Justin.tv.
Y Combinator is a venture fund which focuses on seed investments to startup companies. It offers financing as well as business consulting along with other opportunities to 2-4 person companies looking to take an idea to a product. Y Combinator looks for companies with “good” ideas over companies with experience and a business model. The company made its first investments in Summer 2005. Y Combinator selects companies to finance and consult with twice a year. They are located in...