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Ty Danco, Throwing in the Towel

Feeling increasingly passive? I certainly am and so is my guest. He’s based in Burlington, VT and works many Boston-area startup deals. He’s been an active early-stage investor for almost 5 years. Ty Danco returns to the Show with insights into his new way of investing. Google Ventures funded his own startup company, so that […]

Common Angels Commits to Funds

Ever funded a deal in 7 days? That’s exceptionally quick, but when things move that fast where does Due Diligence fit in? Ever felt a little paranoid? Worried that you’re not seeing the best deals in your area? My guest today, Common Angels‘ Maia Heymann, says that’s normal, even a healthy reaction for early-stage investors. […]

Berkus, Geshwiler, Huston: The Orderly Mortician

Welcome to a powerhouse panel of experts for today’s topic. The Ohio TechAngels‘ John Huston has a 40 slide presentation with many of his lessons-learned about startup board service best practices; that’s the core message of today’s show. “We’re always finding new ways to lose money,” maybe you’ve heard John say this, too. He’s no […]

John Huston and Dave Berkus, the PreMortem

Dave’s back from a trip to Utrecht; John’s sitting in the rain in Cleveland, and between the three of us we have a lively discussion of early-stage boards and a concept John calls, the Premortem. Dave, long term listeners will remember, is one of Los Angeles’ most active and successful angel investors; he’s made 88 […]

All About Angel Investing, Part II

We’re back for Part II of this mini-series on angel investing. David Barach, Gary Phillips and I discuss what every angel investor should know. Entrepreneurs might be caught listening as we start out with a discussion of ethics. How should investors treat the funding applicants that approach? What’s the fastest way to navigate the process […]