May 25, 2017

VC & Angel Capital

Why Angels Have Small Portfolios

5 Reasons Angels May Have Small Portfolios

The typical angel portfolio has 7 companies, too small to ensure an acceptable financial return at minimal risk. Here's why angels have small portfolios.


For Angels, Convertible Notes Beat SAFE

For Angels, Convertible Notes Beat SAFEs

Why do convertible notes beat SAFE? There are several important differences between the two, which make the former a better choice for most angels.


Why Pre-Seed Stage Valuations are Falling

Why Pre-Seed Stage Valuations are Falling

While the valuations of companies at the Series A stage or later have risen, the pre-seed stage valuations of companies have fallen. Here's why this may be.


The Dark Side of Deal-by-Deal Carry

The Dark Side of Deal-by-Deal Carry

Deal-by-deal carry often yields very different returns from fund-level carry. Discover the benefits, and the downsides, of this investment vehicle.


When Things Go Bad in a Startup

When Things Go Bad in a Startup

When things go bad in a startup, the best response is to rationally evaluate your alternatives. Don't criticize the founders and ask for your money back.







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