HackCapital launches investment platform competitor to Odin and Vauban
HackCapital helps founders, fund managers and syndicates in the climate tech and foodtech industries tap into its network to raise capital.
Just starting out angel investing? Avoid these 7 mistakes.
I have over 20 years experience and I’ve reviewed about 4,500 deals. These are the seven most valuable lessons I’ve learned.
Roundtable raises funding round on Roundtable
French startup Roundtable has raised a $3.2 million (€3 million) funding round from a 100 business angels on its own platform.
Finding your startup’s valuation: An angel investor explains how
A fair valuation that feels good to both the founder and investor will lead to a partnership in which both sides win.
Long-term angel investing: Understanding capital requirements and how to find quality investments
There are three primary benefits to angel investing if you work in the technology industry: financial, educational and professional.
One woman’s mission to build a network of female and non-binary angel investors
Angel investing has traditionally been mostly open to men who travel in certain circles and have access to certain networks. Amanda Robson, a principal at Cowboy Ventures, is attempting to change that
The Fund raises fund with focus on women-led, woman-founded startups
The Fund XX is focused on building a community that will remove these hurdles for both women investors and women-led startups while attracting new women to the ecosystem.
Hustle Fund wants to help spawn a new generation of angel investors
Kara Penn is the mother of four daughters and owner of Mission Spark, a management and strategy consulting company. And now, thanks to Hustle Fund, she is also an angel investor. Hustle Fund is coming
Startup Battlefield bonus: Application deadline extended one week
This one goes out to all the early-stage startup founders. Whether you’re overwhelmed by the state of the world, overworked — or procrastination is simply an intrinsic part of your DNA — it matt
Inside the venture capital recruiting process
What do VCs look for, and what’s it like to interview for these roles? I’ve worked on many senior investor searches for VC firms and I’ll share as much as I can.
The IPO’d learn investing at First Round’s Angel Track
Startups depend on the angel lifecycle. A few flush post-exit individuals put the first cash into a fresh venture. With some skill and plenty of luck, the early team grows the company into a big succe
The loss of first check investors
Victor Basta hit a nerve with his article on TechCrunch last week describing the “implosion” of venture capital over the past 36 months. Using PitchBook data, he found that the total number of VC
Trends in angel investing
“Tell me about your cap table?” I asked the founder of an early-stage startup. He was clearly passionate about his business, and had assembled a top-notch team to help him achieve his ambitious vi
How and why to pitch angel groups
Not every great business is VC backable. But every business needs capital to grow. If you’re launching a great business, but you don’t plan on being a unicorn, keep reading.
Rebuilding VC, And Saving Boston Too
There is a tension at the heart of the startup ecosystem in Boston between glorifying the city’s past as a leader in the Industrial Revolution and acknowledging the city’s current status in the te
It’s a 500,000 person party, and you’re invited. It’s 24/7, no charge for entrance, and when you leave you could go home with a pile of cash instead of a creeping hangover. As Fred Wilson says,
How Institutional Limited Partners Can Avoid Limited Returns
<b>Editor's note:</b> <em>John Frankel is founder and partner of <a target="_blank" href="http://ffvc.com">ff Venture Capital</a> and has been an early-stage venture investor since 1999. Follow him
Angel Investors Do Make Money, Data Shows 2.5x Returns Overall
<b>Editor’s note:</b> <em>Robert Wiltbank, PhD, is a professor at Willamette University in Portland, Ore. He is co-author of </em>Effectual Entrepreneurship<em> and of </em>The Catalyst<em>, as wel
Games Are A Difficult Investment Proposition, But Crowdfunding Could Change That
Game startups have long struggled to find funding (especially in Europe) because of a tension between being perceived to be hit-driven (like movies) while actually needing to be funded like technology
FundersClub Wants To Bypass VC And Let YOU Invest In Startups
<a target="_blank" href="https://thefundersclub.com/">FundersClub</a> is going to change how companies get funded. Today it launches a website designed to let anyone with as little as $1000 make equit