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The Top Women in Venture Capital and Angel Investing

In a recent post over at techcocktail.com, Melissa Pierce, the founder of Pitch Conference takes it upon herself to create her own “The Midas 100″ for women tech investors. She has taken the work of Cindy Gallop’s Twitter campaign entitled “Female VC’s Everyone Should Know,” where she listed over 50 female venture capitalists, and created a great listed she called “FEMANOMICS: 105 Women in Venture Capital and Angel Inve...

Huron River Ventures fund closes at $11 million

Huron River Ventures, an Ann Arbor-based venture capital firm that specializes in very early-stage investments, announced in June it has closed fundraising for its Huron River Venture I fund at $11 million.

That includes an investment of $6 million the Michigan Economic Development Corp. announced in 2010 as part of a program to launch two early-stage VC firms in the state.

The state money was part of a first clo...

Angel investors debate the recipe for prosperity during the economic recovery

The manager of Ohio TechAngels is quoted in this long New York Times story about the state of angel investing as the economic recovery takes hold. A new book called “Angel Investing: The Gust Guide to Making Money and Having Fun Investing in Startups,” written by David S. Rose, a prominent angel investor in New York, argues that more people “can and should become angel investors, and that a few big wins make up for all the loss...

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Tips & Advice for Angel Investors

Burned once, angel takes on investments with caution

Parm Gill, executive director of Capital Angel Network, can be forgiven for being incredibly particular about the projects he chooses as an angel investor.

The Ottawa-based entrepreneur was forced to file for bankruptcy with his first startup, an Internet service provider called Cyberus Online. In 1999, he sold Cyberus to Dallas-based online computer manufacturer Eisa.com. But he soon discovered that Eisa.com had falsifed i...

Angel investing: What catches this ex-Intel Capital investor's eye

Drew Smith spent 10 years at Intel Capital, the investing arm of chipmaker Intel Corp., and that experience is coming in handy in his new role as an angel investor.

For the last eight years Smith has been investing on his own and as part of theOregon Angel Fund. He is currently the group’s board designee for Chinook Book, Jama Software, The Clymb and Celly.

So what does he look for in a potential investment?

“You ...

5 Keys to Angel Investment

With this post I’d like to give my personal answer to the frequent question, “What do angel investors look for in a business plan?” I can’t promise that what I think applies to anybody else. But I’ve been in an angel investment group for five years now, and I’ve seen a lot of businesses evaluated. Here are five things I say matter. 1. A believable market definition It’s not just the numbers. Especially not huge numbe...

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