Pitch Your Insiders First

Imagine you’re about to go out for your next round of funding. Who do you pitch first? It should be your insiders! Pitch first to those who have already invested. They are the most likely to give you direct and honest feedback to help you make your pitch better. They’re also more likely than anyone …

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Giving up the ghost early

There is four times as much seed capital in the venture market this year as there was 1 year ago.┬áBecause of this, it’s easier to attract seed funding than it has been in the past. I’ve noticed a disturbing new trend and I think it’s related. Startups are “quitting” when the first year doesn’t go …

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The Pony’s Lucky Horseshoe

Jerry Neumann’s “Betting on the Ponies” is easily the single best thing I’ve read online in 2014. In it, Jerry thinks through how angel investing relates to unicorn hunting, plain old luck, high frequency investing, the importance of having a system and sticking to it, and much more. If you’re involved in early stage investing …

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Announcing Boulder Open Angel Forum #2 – August 4, 2010

I’m excited to announce that Open Angel Forum is back in Boulder on the night of August 4th at 7PM. The Open Angel Forum (OAF) is dedicated to providing entrepreneurs with free and open access to the angel investors that they need. We are firmly committed to fighting against “pay-to-pitch” schemes. The first open angel …

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Beers with Brad (Feld, that is)

  KGNU is having a Beers with Brad (Feld) event, a benefit for KGNU at the Twisted Pine brewery (in the brewery itself, not the tasting room!) on Feb. 18th – 6-8 pm. It’s the first BWB event in Boulder in a very long time. If you like beer, and you like Brad, you should …

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Open Angel Forum – Colorado bound!

By now, I’m sure most of you have read about the ongoing debate about charging entrepreneurs to pitch. I’ve tried to put together a chronology of links about this, but I’m sure I’ve missed some great ones. You had: An angel group that makes me vomit – Brad Feld (97 comments) Jason Jihad: Keiretsu Forum …

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