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Announcing The Startup Angels Telluride Workshop

Discover startup investing this July in Telluride.

Why is now a great time to invest in startups? Where does angel investing fit in the spectrum of capital? What do companies look like at this stage? What are the different ways to invest? What goes into a deal? What can I do to be a good mentor?

Get answers to these important questions and discover your own investing journey at the upcoming Startup Angels Workshop in Telluride. Startup Angels and Telluride Angels will host the workshop on July 21st and 22nd with with support from the Telluride Foundation and the Telluride Venture Accelerator. (more…)

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Lean Investing Best Practices from Dave McClure

Earlier this month, Dave McClure joined us at AngelSummit 2016 in Dublin, Ireland. Dave imparted some wisdom (and candid cautions) on the audience of aspiring and experienced investors, community leaders, and entrepreneurs. If you’ve ever wondered how to approach angel investing — and how some best in the business approach it — here’s a snapshot of the 500 Startups investing strategy: (more…)

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Announcing AngelSummit Americas in Miami this April

First conference focused on increasing startup investing across the Americas to be held in Miami, April 14-15.

MIAMI — January 20, 2016 — Startup Angels, a global platform that provides services to new angel investors, will host the AngelSummit Americas conference, bringing together investors, entrepreneurs, and community leaders from across the Americas to connect and learn how to make successful investments in the startup sector. Supported by $125,000 from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, the event is being held from April 14-15 in the lead up to global technology conference eMerge Americas, an AngelSummit Americas partner. (more…)

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11 Reasons Why Chattanooga is the Next Boulder

When you think of gorgeous mountain communities with world-class climbing and whitewater rafting, fantastic cultural options, exciting new restaurants, a history of entrepreneurship and a hot startup scene, what comes to mind? Seattle? Boulder? How about Chattanooga?

We knew Chattanooga was something special when we chose it to be the host city for AngelSummit US 2015. Now that we’ve spent some time in the ‘Scenic City’ we’re convinced it’s destined to become the next Boulder.

So here’s our list of the top 11 reasons why Chattanooga is the next Boulder.

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It’s a Great Time to Invest in Spain Startups

March 2009, Spain: With the Great Recession throttling the world, more than 3.5 million Madrileños found themselves facing record unemployment. As the national jobless rate climbed to 36%, savings disappeared and hope dwindled. While fear gripped the nation and beyond, some Madrid citizens kindled their spirit to fight. (more…)

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Startup Rising: Colombia

This post was originally published here and was co-written with Chris Schroeder, Venture Investor, Internet CEO and Author.

How often in investment history do you see this? A country with the 3rd largest population among its geographic peers; a well educated, growing middle class; and the fastest growing economy in its region. Mobile penetration is fast approaching 100% and two-thirds of the country will have broadband connection within three years. Most travel surveys put one of its leading cities among the top 20 places to visit. (more…)

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