In a recent post, I published an excerpt from a new book called “What Every Angel Investor Wants You to Know” by Brian S. Cohen and John Kador.
I had the opportunity to read the book en route to the Angel Capital Association (ACA) Summit and would highly recommend it to both entrepreneurs and angel investors alike. Written in the first person and filled with anecdotes, war stories and wisdom gained from Brian’s many years of angel investing, this book is both a fun and insightful read.
Having started investing in this space back in the late 90’s (yes I was only 14 at the time!!), I have learned that when all is said and done, for me angel investing is all about investing in great people and helping them build great companies.
Thank you Brian for sharing your wisdom and insights in your new book! I am looking forward to the next one!
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Tagged ACA, Angel Capital Association, Angel Investing, Angel Investor, Brian S Cohen, Funding, Golden Seeds, John Kador, Mentorship, New York Angels, Women Angels, Writing Checks
In a recent post I discussed the “economic” aspects of a term sheet. In addition to laying out the economics of a proposed transaction, the term sheet also provides a road map to various issues revolving around “control”. As angels, although we are not involved in the day to day management of our portfolio companies, we need to have a voice in strategic issues that impact our portfolio companies. Typically this “control” is exercised either through: Continue reading
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Tagged Angel Investing, Angel Investor, Board Reps, Early Stage Company Valuation, Golden Seeds, Portfolio Company, Term Sheets, Voting Rights, Women Angels, Women in Angel Investing
In their soon to be released book – What Every Angel Investor Wants You To Know – An Insider Reveals How To Raise Smart Money For Your Billion Dollar Idea (McGraw Hill, 2013), Brian Cohen, Chairman of New York Angels, and John Kador, demystify the process of Angel investing.
Of particular interest to me is Brian’s experience with investing in early stage companies that are either founded by women or where women serve on the senior leadership team. There is lots of buzz these days on how women should or should not position themselves to excel in the corporate ranks. In the excerpt from his book below, Brian provides us with some great DATA as well as opinion on the case for investing in women. Continue reading
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Tagged Angel Investing, Angel Investor, Brian Cohen, Female Investors, Golden Seeds, Investing in Women, New York Angels, New York City, Women Angels, Women at the Wheel, Women Entrepreneurs, Women in Angel Investing, Women Investor, Women's Economic Power