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Do Angel Investor Equity Seed Rounds Taint VC Series a Rounds?

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Posted by Anonymous on 2009-10-24

Tags: Funding Sources Seed Angels M&A Series A

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Angel Networks

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Posted by Anonymous on 2007-07-29

Tags: Pitching Angels

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If you are looking at venture funding for your first round, I would suggest that you consider an Angel round first. Why" A friend of mine just got early terms to raise $1 MM for 40% of the company in their first round of funding, and it was a preferred round with all of the standard VC protections. This seems fairly aggressive for a new company with bright prospects.

There are great angel networks throughout the world that will offer MUCH more reasonable terms, and, depending on the investors that you attract, you should be able to secure the necessary advice and counsel on business decisions. You can always save the venture round for later, if needed. Members, read on for some concrete advice...

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Is Open Deals / Angel Soft Bad for Angel Investing? I Think So...

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Posted by J on 2008-09-13

Tags: Venture Business Angels AngelsSoft

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I have been trying to pitch organized angel groups, more and more of whom are using Angelsoft. When I contact someone from the group, I normally get a response to put my deal into the Angelsoft system, which also apparently powers www.open-deals.com.

The problem is that nobody responds:

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I have been an angel investor in the past, and it has always been more about coaching and personal relationships. It's not about scrutinizing a young financial model that arrives through email to evaluate hypothetical returns. It is about helping an entrepreneur to realize those hypothetical returns by sharing experiences and providing some capital.

With Angelsoft, all of the personal aspects of angel investing seem to be removed from the equation. My materials are submitted through Angelsoft forms, and then disappear into some system that encourages a group of busy angels evaluate the opportunity in a black box. Do they like it" Do they hate it" Do they even read it" I have no idea, since I have never heard anything!

My advice is for angel groups try to find a way to interact with the entrepreneurs that pitch, and entrepreneurs should try to get in front of angels if they really want to close a deal...

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Angels: VC's in Disguise?

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Posted by Anonymous on 2010-07-05

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Angel Group Requests to Pay First

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Posted by Anonymous on 2009-01-18

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Get Angel Funding From India?

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Posted by Anonymous on 2008-02-24

Tags: Funding Sources Angels India

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We are being invited to travel to India where apperently it is much easier these days to get some angel funding. One of us (a 2-person founding team in the US) is from India and would have strong credibility there. On the other hand, most of our market and prospects who have given us Letters of Intent (large players in the healthcare space) are all in US.

It is probably not quite as easy and also wondering if the SEC requirements etc. would cause the effort to be a huge legal and otherwise time-consuming exercise.

Also, we know of several entreprenurs - including some with deep ties to India- who have been taken advantage of by the investors, in terms of IP and market positioning.

By the way, we have gone through the usual abuse of entreprenurs by the established angel groups in the US and will prpbably shut down the business in the next 60 days if we don't get funding.

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Being Fair to Angels

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Posted by Anonymous on 2012-02-01

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Advice Wanted Re Angel Criteria: How Important is His Subjective Experience of Existing Beta

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Posted by Anonymous on 2011-07-25

Tags: Angel Advice

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Golden Seeds and Other Angels Get Real

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Posted by Anonymous on 2009-10-01

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Angels vs. VC

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Posted by Anonymous on 2008-10-24

Tags: Venture Business Fund Diligence Angels

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Can You Mix Angels and VC?

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Posted by Anonymous on 2008-02-12

Tags: Preparation Strategy Angels

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Part Time Founders? Automatic Blackflag for Angels/VC's? What Conditions is This Okay?

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Posted by Anonymous on 2011-08-01

Tags: VC Angels Part Time Employee

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Possible to Add Angels to the Funded?

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Posted by Anonymous on 2011-06-02

Tags: TheFunded.com Angels

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Keiretsu Paris?

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Posted by Anonymous on 2011-05-23

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Financing

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Posted by Anonymous on 2011-05-21

Tags: Loan Angels

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Any Credible Online Angel Networks?

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Posted by Anonymous on 2011-05-05

Tags: Network Angels

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Enterprise B2 B Saa S Angel's Who Aren't Quite Angels

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Posted by Anonymous on 2011-04-20

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Angel Funding for "Online Professional Communities" Model

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Posted by Anonymous on 2011-04-06

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Are Angel Groups Effective?

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Posted by Anonymous on 2011-04-03

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Can Anyone Recommend a Good West Coast Angel Investor in Tech/Education?

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Posted by Anonymous on 2011-03-28

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Survey: How Many VC/Angel Presentations Until Getting Funded?

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Posted by Anonymous on 2011-03-04

Tags: Angel VC Presentation

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Getting Funded Speed Angels vs. VC Funds?

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Posted by Anonymous on 2011-02-17

Tags: VC Angels

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How to Structure Friends/Family Investment W/ View Towards Angel and Series A?

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Posted by Anonymous on 2011-02-14

Tags: Series A Angel Family

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Angel Wants to Put in Money in Tranches?

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Posted by Anonymous on 2011-02-13

Tags: Milestones Angel

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VC Says Go Find Some Angel Money?

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Posted by Anonymous on 2011-02-08

Tags: VC Angel