Posts tagged Angel Investing

The Follow On Or Re-Seed Round

When does it make sense to follow on, and when do you quit?  That is one of the more nuanced things in seed investing.  It is one of the things that seed investors are going to be confronted with more …






Is Early Exit Disease Bad For Ecosystems?

Saw this piece in TechCrunch.  Adrian Fortino is a partner at Mercury Venture Capital.   His contention is that the Midwest entrepreneurial community isn’t growing as fast as it could because so many companies are taking sub $20M exits.  Here is …






Some Data on the Tech Bubble

There is a lot of consternation over a tech bubble. I saw a graphic tweeted the other day that showed how many companies were valued over $1 billion dollars. Yesterday in Chicago, Uptake joined the billion plus club when they …






10 Reasons Angels Get Tired

Brad Feld penned a post about angels being tapped out.  Others are seeing angel activity slow down, especially in Silicon Valley where the majority of it is.  I left a comment at Brad’s blog and thought his topic would make …






Seed Investors are Tax Exempt

Received an email from the Angel Capital Association.  If you are a seed stage investor, you got an extension on your tax exempt status.  It makes total sense, since seed investors shoulder a huge majority of the risk when it …






The Crowdfunding Bill Passes Senate

Crowdfunding is the rage right now in the angel community. I am mildly supportive. It’s a very free market idea which I love. I would prefer that the government pass a bill that says anyone can invest in a start …






The Midwest Mentality Revisited

A couple of days ago, a young guy penned an article on the start up scene in the midwest, particularly focusing on its biggest city, Chicago. I linked to it in Breakfast Links yesterday, and wanted a day to ruminate …






Mark The Date, Union League Club-April 16

There is a lot of interest in angel financing. What is it? What does it mean? How can you be a good angel? How do you start an angel group? How do you get an ecosystem going? What educational resources …






The Velocity of Angel Investing

At the Angel Excelerate program that I attended, Brad Feld was kind enough to take some time and speak to us from Tuscany. He said some enlightening things when it came to angel investing. As I listened to him speak, …






Xpert Financial new SEC regulated Exchange for Private Companies

Yesterday, the SEC approved the formation of a new exchange to handle privately held companies.  Xpert Financial. There are two other companies trying to penetrate this market as well, Second Market and SharesPost.  All will be private markets only open …