Angel

  • Early Twitter Investor Chris Sacca Wins Crunchie For Angel Of The Year

    Early Twitter Investor Chris Sacca Wins Crunchie For Angel Of The Year

    In the year in which Twitter went public, it’s hard to bet against one of the company’s earliest and most influential investors. Which is why it shouldn’t come as a big surprise that Lowercase Capital founder Chris Sacca has won this year’s Crunchie for Angel of the Year. Sacca put some of the earliest money into Twitter, betting on the micro-blogging platform during… Read More

  • The Angel Health Monitor Is A Fitbit For Hackers

    The Angel Health Monitor Is A Fitbit For Hackers

    The Angel Health monitor, besides having a fairly morbid name (you rarely see angels unless you’re sailing down the river Styx), is actually quite cool. Designed to be a “developer’s” health monitoring system, the Angel senses motion and acceleration, skin temperature, blood oxygen saturation, and heart rate. Read More

  • Speedinvest Makes Four Investments In Four Months

    Vienna and San Francisco based Super angel fund Speedinvest, launched just over 6 months ago, has announced it’s made four investments to date. According to Founder and CEO Oliver Holle, the fund has invested more than €1 million in those four startups and doubled that sum through co-investors. The investments made are rather diverse, ranging from VoiP to an already well-known… Read More

  • Angel-Turned-VC Mike Maples: Yes, There’s a Bubble

    The dreaded “B” word is on the tip of many tongues these days. Are we or aren’t we in a bubble? Everybody has an opinion. Yes, Facebook’s valuation lingers around $50 billion, Zynga’s is close to $10 billion, and Twitter is valued at $4.5 billion with comparatively tiny revenues. But do these soaring valuations a bubble make? A couple of weeks ago, Eric… Read More

  • Angel and Devil: New strange earphones from Green House

    Tokyo-based Green House, a “Thanko light” of sorts and the company that introduced pig-shaped earphones back in June, today presented the so-called “Angel and Devil” earphones [JP]. The earphones, which feature a frequency response of 20Hz -20,000Hz and an impedance of 16Ω, come in five different colors for the devil part: red, pink, purple, magenta and of course… Read More