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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9 Ways to Grow your Angel Investment Community

During Angel Summit Europe, we held an invite-only workshop for startup community leaders from throughout Spain and across the EU region. Over the course of 90 minutes, we brainstormed ways startup communities might collaborate to grow their local angel communities. As one of the workshop facilitators, Gus Moreno, asked, “How can we increase the visibility of our success stories to potential investors on the sideline?” This question was, of course, met with much discussion around the challenges and frustrations startup ecosystems face (we’ll profile these in another post). But there were also a number of great ideas that might help solve some of the challenges facing your investment community. (more…)

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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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For the Entrepreneur: Finding and Approaching Angels

At Startup Angels, while most of our focus is directed towards angels and startup investors themselves, we often are contacted by entrepreneurs asking us for advice on how to find and approach angel investors. We wanted to pool some of our thoughts on best practices and share them with you. We hope these will help both the entrepreneurs better work with angels, and the angels have stronger experiences with entrepreneurs. (more…)

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