How to define the exit strategy for your startup

The wrong answer to the exit strategy question One of my favorite stories about companies pitching the Angels is about a company with a good idea that eliminated themselves with one phrase.   When we asked how the investors would make money, the CEO suggested we ask...
Investor Tool for Screening Angel Investments

Investor Tool for Screening Angel Investments

The biggest challenge of deal flow isn’t finding companies to invest in. It is finding good companies to invest in. Just to make the whole process more fun, are no absolutes in angel investing, and it is impossible to define upfront exactly which companies will...
What we, investors, look for in an exit strategy

What we, investors, look for in an exit strategy

In most cases early stage investors whether Angel Investors, seed Investors or early stage venture capitalists invest not in a company’s cash flow, but in the potential for an exit.  We buy equity in an entity that has an idea and lots of upside.  We care about...
11 Things Angel Investors Always Look For In A Pitch

11 Things Angel Investors Always Look For In A Pitch

You’ve been working so fast and furiously on your idea that you’ve started to forget what day of the week it is. Your family and friends can barely recognize you. Your bank account balance is showing more red than you care to admit. And yet you’re exhilarated because...
How to pitch angel investors, 6 steps [by an investor]

How to pitch angel investors, 6 steps [by an investor]

Pitching angel investors is challenging Investors want a lot of information, and when you pitch investors you will not have nearly enough time to give them what they want.  Even more frustrating, I assure you that If you ask 100 angel investors what they want to see...