Angel Investors

Honest financing as a path to economic mobility and social justice

Max Levchin Contributor More posts by this contributor Honest financing as a path to economic mobility and social justice Societal health can be assessed by a handful of factors: economic mobility (is

The thing about cycles

The Internet is awash with gloom-and-doom predictions about the death of many unicorns, a down market for investing in startups, falling public company multiples and a massive disconnect between priva

A New Way To Fund Unicorns Starts To Look Less Magical

If you haven’t heard of a fairly new twist on investing called special purpose vehicles (SPVs), you probably aren’t an institutional investor or a wealthy individual with direct ties to either a v

Twenty-Year-Old Shahed Khan Has More Connections Than You Do

Shahed Khan is a kind of VC wunderkind at the moment. At age 20, while many of his peers are either attending college or living with their parents, he’s working as an entrepreneur-in-residenc

What If The Angels Go Back To Heaven?

“The louder he talked of his honor, the faster we counted our spoons.” That’s how Ralph Waldo Emerson described his distrust of a certain type of “private adventurer.” I think of that whenev

How To Be A VC Without Any Capital

One of the most frequent questions I get as a VC is how to become a VC. Newly minted MBAs and startup veterans alike want to get into the investing game in increasingly large numbers. Unfortunately, t

The Real Unicorns Are Female Angel Investors

Despite the attention over the past year, the lack of diversity in tech -- both in race and gender -- has not markedly changed. Only 3 percent of tech CEOs are women, and just 15 percent of startups h

Amidst Few Exits, “Dabbling” Investors And Dearth Of Seed Capital, A Growing Digital Health Market Turns To Crowdfunding

Over the last few years, digital health has emerged as a market rife with opportunity, and both startups and investors are beginning to take notice. <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2012/06/25/tor

30 Days In, Bitcoin Angel Group BitAngels Doubles Network To 120, Puts First $100K Into Seasteading Venture, Blueseed

As has been written ad nauseam, we've seen a lot of activity in the wild and wacky world of cryptocurrency of late, thanks primarily to the tech industry's new obsession with Bitcoin. <a href="https:/

Is Equity Crowdfunding A Threat To Venture Capitalists?

<b>Editor's note:</b> <em>Zach Noorani is a former VC and current second-year MBA student at MIT Sloan.</em> Isn’t it fun to ponder the awesome disruptive power that equity crowdfunding might hav

Riding On The Wings Of Angels, VCs Avoid The So-Called Series A Crunch

<b>Editor's note:</b> <em>Erik Rannala is co-founder and managing partner of MuckerLab.</em> Much has been written about the Series A crunch that is facing entrepreneurs and their investors. Those

Why Angel Investors Don’t Make Money … And Advice For People Who Are Going To Become Angels Anyway

<strong>Editor's note:</strong> <em>Andy Rachleff is President and CEO of <a target="_blank" href="https://www.wealthfront.com">Wealthfront</a>, an SEC-registered online financial advisor. He serves

The Search For Minority Entrepreneurs Is Over — Now They Need To Be Ready For Investors

<strong>Editor’s note:</strong> <em>Wayne Sutton is the founder and CEO of <a target="_blank" href="http://pitchto.co/">PitchTo</a>, a mobile development lab that builds tools for investors to make

AngelList Launches 2011 Yearbook: 500 Startups, 2,500 Investors & 12,500 Introductions

<a href="http://angel.co/">AngelList</a>, the community for startups that is part social network and part communication tool, designed to connect first-time entrepreneurs with respected angel investor

Making Angels: The Pipeline Fund Announces 2011 Fellows

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2011/04/tc-pipeline-fund-logo.png" class="shot2"></img> The New York-based <a href="http://pipelinewomen.tumblr.com/">Pipeline Fund</a>, which aims to

Hitler Is As Angry As Ron Conway About Angelgate

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2010/09/screen-shot-2010-09-23-at-11-22-10-pm.png" />Hey so I just woke up from my afternoon nap <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2010/09/23/angel