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Articles tagged: Angel Investing

Lessons for Angel Investors

4 Angel Investing Lessons from an Angel Group Veteran

Want to be an angel? These angel investing lessons will help you make the right (and polite) approach with entrepreneurs.

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Do early-stage startups like SAFE notes?

What is a SAFE Note and Does It Benefit Founders and Investors Alike?

What is a SAFE note, and why do startups and investors prefer them over convertible debt and other offered securities today?

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Basics of convertible debt offerings

The Basics of Convertible Debt Offerings Under Title III

Title III convertible debt offerings allow for not-yet-profitable startups to secure funding without valuation disagreements. But what about the investors?

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start-up bro CEO on the phone asking his broker what is an angel investor and what are the benefits of angel investing

What is an Angel Investor and What Motivates Angels to Invest?

What is an angel investor and what is it not? Learn the difference between angels and VCs, as well as the financial and nonfinancial benefits of angel investing.

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Lessons from Shark Tank: Is Reality TV Investing the Real Deal?

Pitching to investors is nothing like it looks on reality tv, but entrepreneurs and investors can still learn lessons from Shark Tank theatrics.

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3 Categories of Startup Growth Potential

There are three categories of startup growth: lifestyle, middle market and high-growth. Growth potential is the key for investors seeking high ROI.

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Real estate crowdfunding, for developments like this, can be an investment opportunity for baby boomers

Keeping It Real: A Baby Boomer’s Guide to Real Estate Crowdfunding

Baby Boomers are looking for alternative sources of income as they retire, and real estate crowdfunding provides an opportunity to passively invest.

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An Introduction to the World of Angel Investing

Angel investors are wealthy individuals who invest in promising startups, but more than money, angel investing requires business savvy and good judgment.

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Finding Your Deal Flow in Private Investing

Discover the three ways to increase your deal flow as a private investor: personal referrals, groups and associations, and online platforms. 

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mismatched shoes, symbolizing the differences between private equity and venture capital

Private Equity vs. Venture Capital 101

Venture capital is often tucked under the umbrella of private equity, but investors should know the key differences in private equity vs venture capital.

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