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Phillips, Mueller & Payne: Due Diligence Innovations

What if you had a new way to attract deal leads? That’s what I was hearing as Tech Coast Angels‘ Gary Phillips recently described a new approach to organizing the due diligence process in San Diego. Lots of members, lots of sponsors – it adds up to an angel network with a lot of resources. […]

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 […]

Austin’s Seed-Stage Scene, Joshua Baer

Could your startup use $20,000 in seed capital? Mind spending 10 weeks in Austin? If so, Joshua Baer is someone you’re gonna want to know better! Joshua’s the Managing Director of Austin’s Capital Factory, a seed-stage mentoring program. Startups must apply and out of the hundreds that do, 5 are selected. Each receives $20,000 in […]

All About Angel Investing, Part IV

We’re back for Part IV of this mini-series on angel investing. David Barach, Bill Payne, Gary Phillips and I discuss what every angel investor should know. This week’s focus: after the funding event. No surprise, we spend much time on the many facets described in Basil Peters’ Early Exits. “It’s essential reading for every angel […]

All About Angel Investing, Part III

We’re back for Part III of this mini-series on angel investing. David Barach, Gary Phillips and I discuss what every angel investor should know. We begin with a discussion of deal-killers. What craters a deal in due diligence? And when we get to deal structure, Gary and David are of different opinions on Convertible Notes […]

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 […]