Angel Investing & Startup Blog

Due diligence for startups can seem like a scary process. After all, you want to make the angel investor comfortable enough to follow through and write that check. I’m going to give you my perspective on due diligence and some of the key factors to due diligence for you to focus on so the process […]

Networking during COVID is a critical skill for entrepreneurs and founders. For emerging entrepreneurs and start-ups, professional and active networking is an essential part of their business strategy. After all, a start-up’s chance for success is improved by the formal and informal business networks they build with other entrepreneurs, investors, and mentors. Forbes recently published […]

Raising capital for startups can often be tricky. Ironically, it usually costs quite a bit for startups to raise money in the initial rounds. They need to create elevator pitches, presentations, respond to information requests, and find the perfect angel investors or VC members to join the board. It’s not an easy task by any […]

For new entrepreneurs and budding business leaders, understanding some key aspects of owning a startup can be hard. This article looks at the feasibility of developing a business plan when your startup is in a seed phase and suggests that it is far more prudent to invest time and energy into an effective pitch deck […]

I’m often asked if investors consider the founders personal brand or reputation when deciding to invest. There are a few common misconceptions that new entrepreneurs make. One of those is that investors make decisions about investing capital solely on the metrics of the business itself. While investors certainly scrutinize the numbers of the company, they […]

Elevator Pitch: The Top 10 Things You Need to Include for Angel Investors As an entrepreneur, you need to have an elevator pitch for your business. Rehearsing and memorizing this short 30-60 second spiel about your business will make investing significantly easier. There will be many opportunities as you’re networking to give a short pitch […]

Part II: Reasons Why Crowdfunding May Not Work for Your Startup So, in Part 1 we looked at the 2 main types of crowdfunding platforms, what I call basic crowdfunding platforms and then equity crowdfunding platforms. Basic platforms like Kickstarter are usually best for consumer products and manufacturing-based campaigns since you can offer a discount […]

Welcome to my 2 part series where I dig deep into crowdfunding for startups. We will look at many reasons why it might be a good fit for your startup and some reasons why it might not be right for you. In the end, you will have a good understanding of the ins and outs […]

In Part 1 of this series, What Investors Consider Before Investing in Startups Part 1, we looked at seven key factors to investing in startups that investors consider before writing a check. In particular, we took a look at the vital components, key factors, and metrics of your business’ pitch, like your one-pager and your […]

Angel investors invest billions of dollars in thousands of new ventures every year. It is no surprise that more and more people are interested in getting into the industry. Many startup founders understand the challenges of developing business and aspire to become an angel investor. Being passionate about the ecosystem is crucial when becoming an […]