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Disasters in Slow Motion

Nothing’s scarier than tales of investments lost. Join Common Angels‘ James Geshwiler together with Tech Coast Angels JJ Richa and Dave Berkus for a ghoulish discussion of your worst nightmares. Warning: for mature audiences, with well diversified portfolios. Show #391 Stream, flash player or iTunes

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 […]

Karen Wilson at the OECD

It’s not easy tracking angel investment data, so says Karen Wilson in her new book written for the OECD, Financing High Growth Firms, The Role of Angel Investors. I’ve seen her present her research at conferences in Warsaw, Ottawa and Cambridge; today she’s assembled all of it into the book. Would you be surprised to […]

Venture Capital vs. Angel Investing

The NVCA‘s Head of Research, John Taylor, joins Tech Coast Angels Chairman Emeritus, Dave Berkus, for a lively discussion about the latest trends in early stage investing. During Dave’s introduction he mentions 87 investments, so I have to digress to talk about the latest startup he sent into Screening, AdventureLink. One feature of this funding […]