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5 Mistakes Entrepreneurs Make When Pitching Their Ideas to Investors

By Sally Yip / January 9, 2017

Entrepreneurs tend to work quite hard to nail down meetings with investors. It usually takes a combination of good targeting, persistence and finding a way in. As an investor, what has astounded me over the years — after listening to thousands of pitches — is that many entrepreneurs do not put the same effort in […]

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Angel Investors Pumped $24 Billion Into Startups. Here’s How to Get Your Share

By The Staff of BizAngel Network / March 11, 2016

Angel investors are still the lifeblood of early-stage startups, despite the surge of activity in crowdfunding and an increasing early interest from venture capitalists. According to the Angel Capital Association, at least 300,000 people have made angel investments in the last two years, totaling $24 billion in the U.S. alone. These are all accredited investors […]

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5 Methods To Avoid Value Traps

By The Staff of BizAngel Network / February 10, 2016

In essence, value investing is the practice of identifying financially sound companies with solid future growth prospects that are available at attractively low valuations, with the company’s stock trading below its intrinsic value. Some value investors have been drawn into value traps, in which they buy into stocks that may be low priced but that […]

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Google is showing discipline with ‘moonshot’ spending, which is exactly what investors wanted

By The Staff of BizAngel Network / February 6, 2016

Google isn’t blowing that much money on projects like self-driving cars after all — less than 10% of its capital expenditures in 2015 were for forward-looking products outside its core. This came out in Q4 earnings for Google’s parent company Alphabet. This was the first time Alphabet broke numbers out for the core “Google,” which includes the businesses most […]

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Crowdfunding Investment in Technology Could Hit $8 Billion By 2020

By The Staff of BizAngel Network / January 21, 2016

Investments in crowdfunded technology are set to increase seven-fold from an estimated $1.1 billion in 2015 to $8.2 billion by 2020, according to “Crowdfunding: Strategies & Impacts for Technology Markets 2016-2020,” a new study conducted by Juniper. The study expects the crowdfunding industry to “see an accelerated growth from the lucrative, but less well-known, method of […]

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8 Types of Investors That Entrepreneurs Need to Avoid

By The Staff of BizAngel Network / January 9, 2016

Don’t assume that all investors are the same, just because their money is always the same color. Every entrepreneur should do the same due diligence on a potential investor that smart investors do on their startups. Check on their track records, values and management style. Taking on an investor is a long-term relationship, like getting married, […]

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Factors Of A Seasoned Angel Investor

By The Staff of BizAngel Network / January 8, 2016

This was interesting. The speaker, Wade Brooks, is executive director of the Willamette University MBA Angel Investment fund. A couple of nights ago as he shared notes and research with members of the Willamette Angel Conference. These are the top four things Wade and his group looks for in the companies his organization is considering for […]

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Learning to Say No

By The Staff of BizAngel Network / December 30, 2015

Let’s face it, making a bad deal is far worse than not making a deal at all. It may be difficult to walk away from a deal, but very necessary if an investor is not getting the deal he/she desires. The ability to reject a deal if it is not up to your standards and […]

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Angel Investors Still WIN, Even If Your Company Fails

By The Staff of BizAngel Network / December 30, 2015

“Do I like the product? Do I like the team? Am I comfortable with the market? Do they have meaningful traction compared to the other startups beside them?” This is what angel investors ask themselves while talking to you. If you want to maximize your chances of finalizing a positive outcome — having them write you a big fat […]

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