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Bitcoin Millionaires Become Investing Angels

Bitcoin Millionaires Become Investing Angels | Is angel investing worth the effort? | Scoop.it
Early investors in Bitcoin got rich. Now they are the cryptocurrency's most powerful gatekeepers.

Via Bill Voss
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Maybe we can say the early Bitcoin investors are the lucky guys. According to the invisible future and the stronger government control, they change their investment target from Bitcoin to Angel investing is another clever idea. 

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Halo Report: Average angel investment up 23% as web, health, and mobile are 72% of all deals

Halo Report: Average angel investment up 23% as web, health, and mobile are 72% of all deals | Is angel investing worth the effort? | Scoop.it

Angels are investing more for the same valuation, and apparently they don't like to travel.


Via Jeffrey Paine
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Interesting article about the US, How about the other markets, we need more data work.

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How To Find Angel Investors | Small Business Investing

How To Find Angel Investors | Small Business Investing | Is angel investing worth the effort? | Scoop.it
Whether you're from Los Angeles, Chicago, New York, or any other state - here's a guide to help you find angel investors for your small business...

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A good lesson for the beginners.

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The Hardest “No” in Angel Investing

The Hardest “No” in Angel Investing | Is angel investing worth the effort? | Scoop.it

Actually…a lot of investors provide confusing euphemisms for “no”, giving the impression that there may someday still be a chance of raising money from them. For entrepreneurs, it might feel a bit better emotionally than outright rejection, but ultimately it’s frustrating as hell. I know what it feels like. I’ve been on the short end of numerous confusing rejections by investors (although some were very, very blunt!) “Was that a ‘no no’, a ‘half no’, or something else that I have to interpret with my VC translation dictionary?”

Knowing full well that saying “no” is important, I still have a hard time doing it. And I’ve given people the bullshit “no”, with a not-entirely-truthful-reason…and it sucks. I’m only 9 months into this angel investor thing, so I’m learning…

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A technical analysis class, indeed, saying no is mostly more difficult than saying Yes.

Especially for angel investing face to the investing opportunities, both sides should should keep the brain calm and clear.

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Marc Kneepkens's curator insight, October 9, 2013 10:57 AM

No! Rejection in funding is major. Let's make this into a discussion, what are your experiences, as an entrepreneur, and as an angel investor?


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The Angel Investor Dilemma | David Cummings on Startups

The Angel Investor Dilemma | David Cummings on Startups | Is angel investing worth the effort? | Scoop.it
If you ask a successful tech entrepreneur if they've made any angel investments, more often than not the answer is yes. Only, if you follow up that question with "have you made money", the answer is almost always the same: ...
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Angel or Devil: Who’s Really Investing In Your Start-Up?

Angel or Devil: Who’s Really Investing In Your Start-Up? | Is angel investing worth the effort? | Scoop.it
Investors can make entrepreneurs doubt their own abilities. (Angel or Devil: Who’s Really Investing In Your Start-Up?
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Economic sentiments down, but angel investors most active in 2013 - Economic Times

Economic sentiments down, but angel investors most active in 2013 - Economic Times | Is angel investing worth the effort? | Scoop.it
Economic Times Economic sentiments down, but angel investors most active in 2013 Economic Times "The overall economic sentiment may have been down but it has been the most active year for angel investing," said Rajan Anandan, Google's India head...
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Funding: There's a New Source for Women Entrepreneurs - Forbes

Funding: There's a New Source for Women Entrepreneurs - Forbes | Is angel investing worth the effort? | Scoop.it
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Funding: There's a New Source for Women Entrepreneurs
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Angels Investing in Women Entrepreneurs People who provide money and expertise to help small businesses become huge businesses are called angels.

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Do angels ever graduate to become VCs? What are the influencing factors in these cases to either move from angel to VC investing and vice...

Do angels ever graduate to become VCs? What are the influencing factors in these cases to either move from angel to VC investing and vice... | Is angel investing worth the effort? | Scoop.it
Dave McClure's answer: yes, in fact many angel investors probably aspire to become VCs... usually because we're not very rich.
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Interesting words, showing us the relationship between the angels and VCs.

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Do Angel Investors Have to Be More Patient? - Bloomberg

Do Angel Investors Have to Be More Patient? - Bloomberg | Is angel investing worth the effort? | Scoop.it
Do Angel Investors Have to Be More Patient?
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30 (Bloomberg) -- Gust Marketing Director Justin Stanwix discusses angel and venture capital investing with Deirdre Bolton on Bloomberg Television's "Money Moves." (Source: Bloomberg).
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Actually not only for the angels but also for all kinds of investors, to be more patient is always a golden rule. 

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Angel Investors: Pitfalls to Avoid When Dealing With These Key Sources of ... - Wall Street Journal

Angel Investors: Pitfalls to Avoid When Dealing With These Key Sources of ... - Wall Street Journal | Is angel investing worth the effort? | Scoop.it
Angel Investors: Pitfalls to Avoid When Dealing With These Key Sources of ...
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In addition, angel investors are far less reliable compared with venture capitalists when it comes to follow-up investments.
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Who are the best Angel Investors | Josh Maher's Blog

Who are the best Angel Investors | Josh Maher's Blog | Is angel investing worth the effort? | Scoop.it
Should we look at the most active angels like Paul Buchheit, David Lee, Benjamin Ling, Aydin Senkut, Dave McClure, or should we look at the most thoughtful angels like Jeff Bezos, Jeff Clavier, & Paul Graham?
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Maybe we can get some Chinese exemples.

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Rich Indians warming up to angel investing - Economic Times

Rich Indians warming up to angel investing - Economic Times | Is angel investing worth the effort? | Scoop.it
Economic Times Rich Indians warming up to angel investing Economic Times Last week, over two dozen aspiring investors from diverse backgrounds attended a training session in Mumbai where they were taught the nuances of investing early in a startup,...
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Make up a business plan--> becoming rich-->more cash--> looking for investment opportunities. It seems like a global processus for all the rich people in the world, not only for the developed markets but also for the emerging markets.

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