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Angel Investing – Twelve Days of Christmas 2017

12 days of christmas: 12 Snowflakes

On the first day of Christmas
St. Nick sent to me:
A Membership at The Wing!

On the second day of Christmas
St. Nick sent to me:
2 more Female Founders
and a Membership at The Wing!

On the third day of Christmas
St. Nick sent to me:
3 Awesome Male Investors
2 more Female Founders
and a Membership at The Wing!

On the fourth day of Christmas
St. Nick sent to me:
4 Stellar Pitch Decks
3 Awesome Male Investors
2 more Female Founders
and a Membership at The Wing!

On the fifth day of Christmas
St. Nick sent to me:
5 New Female VCs
4 Stellar Pitch Decks
3 Awesome Male Investors
2 more Female Founders
and a Membership at The Wing!

On the sixth day of Christmas
St. Nick sent to me:
6 Cool Products Crowdfunding
5 New Female VCs
4 Stellar Pitch Decks
3 Awesome Male Investors
2 more Female Founders
and a Membership at The Wing!

On the seventh day of Christmas
St. Nick sent to me:
7 Opportunities for Networking
6 Cool Products Crowdfunding
5 New Female VCs
4 Stellar Pitch Decks
3 Awesome Male Investors
2 more Female Founders
and a Membership at The Wing!

On the eighth day of Christmas
St. Nick sent to me:
8 Feminist Hashtags Trending
7 Opportunities for Networking
6 Cool Products Crowdfunding
5 New Female VCs
4 Stellar Pitch Decks
3 Awesome Male Investors
2 more Female Founders
and a Membership at The Wing!

On the ninth day of Christmas
St. Nick sent to me:
9 New Women Investing
8 Feminist Hashtags Trending
7 Opportunities for Networking
6 Cool Products Crowdfunding
5 New Female VCs
4 Stellar Pitch Decks
3 Awesome Male Investors
2 more Female Founders
and a Membership at The Wing!

On the tenth day of Christmas
St. Nick sent to me:
10 Stereotypes Imploding
9 New Women Investing
8 Feminist Hashtags Trending
7 Opportunities for Networking
6 Cool Products Crowdfunding
5 New Female VCs
4 Stellar Pitch Decks
3 Awesome Male Investors
2 more Female Founders
and a Membership at The Wing!

On the eleventh day of Christmas
St. Nick sent to me:
11 Women Campaigning
10 Stereotypes Imploding
9 New Women Investing
8 Feminist Hashtags Trending
7 Opportunities for Networking
6 Cool Products Crowdfunding
5 New Female VCs
4 Stellar Pitch Decks
3 Awesome Male Investors
2 more Female Founders
and a Membership at The Wing!

On the twelfth day of Christmas
St. Nick sent to me:
12 Companies Scaling
11 Women Campaigning
10 Stereotypes Imploding
9 New Women Investing
8 Feminist Hashtags Trending
7 Opportunities for Networking
6 Cool Products Crowdfunding
5 New Female VCs
4 Stellar Pitch Decks
3 Awesome Male Investors
2 more Female Founders
and a Membership at The Wing!

HAPPY HOLIDAYS

THE FUTURE IS FEMALE FOUNDERS & FUNDERS

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Angel Investing – “Love Notes”

????????????????????????Recently Rob Delman, a colleague of mine at Golden Seeds, and I were discussing the best ways to structure an investment in an entrepreneurial venture started by your children.  As we both have “twenty-something” children who have been exposed over the years to our work in angel investing, it is only natural that they approach us as potential funders of the next great thing! Continue reading

Angel Investing – Resolutions 2013

Ready for year 2013It’s a New Year and time to make those resolutions. In addition to thinking about personal goals for the year, it’s a great time to review your angel investment portfolio. As angels we see many interesting investment opportunities and it helps to set a goal at the beginning of the year for the investment amount that you want to commit to this sector over the next 12 months. When setting this goal take into consideration: Continue reading

Cap Tables – Puzzles for Investors

A Cap Table, which is an abbreviation for capitalization table, is a record that outlines the ownership of a company. The details of a cap table include not only the names of the shareholders but also the type of equity security they own, the prices they paid and any other options or future equity that will impact the fully-diluted ownership of the company. Continue reading

Angel Investing -After the Check….

So you just wrote the check! Now what?

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There is a perception out there that angel investors and venture capitalists are only focused on monetary gain and don’t work to support the success of their companies post-investment. Angels are making investments with the hope of a successful exit and unfortunately the statistics on the failure of startups are quite sobering. According to Shikhar Ghosh, a senior lecturer at Harvard Business School, the failure rate of startups is 30-40%. ( Source: HBS Working Knowledge Article by Carmen Nobel). But in addition to the potential investment returns, angel investing provides a unique platform for engaging with the companies in your portfolio, which is not the case when  investing in the public markets.

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Angel Investing – Flying Solo or Joining an Angel Group

Once you have made the decision to become an angel investor, you need to decide if you want to fly solo or join forces with an angel group to make your investment decisions.

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