Angels & Startups
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Angels have to wear many hats – from originating deal flow to due diligence to portfolio management. Traditional investment firms have teams to do the work, but the business angel has to find ways to leverage resources to make informed investment choices.
Best practices suggest the angel investors should conduct a minimum of 20 hours of […]
I met Jonathan Bixby (Serial Entrepreneur, Angel Investor and Venture Capitalist) at the 2014 How to Web conference in Bucharest. I was the moderator of the Angel Investing Track Powered by Angelsbootcamp..
Several months later, I walked into a bar in Varna, Bulgaria. I can honestly say I had no expectations of running into anyone I knew, […]
With some high-profile activity in Berlin – Delivery Hero’s unicorn status with $600 million of funding in 2015 alone and others – what does that mean for the European startup landscape?
Atomico (Niklas Zennström’s fund) recently published an analysis of unicorns created between 2003 and 2013. There were over 150 unicorns but ‘only’ 50 or […]
Recently, we had the chance to catch up with a dear friend, Connie Capone. Connie is the president of GreenOhm (GVW Group) – the leading SaaS and data provider of local rebates, incentives, on-going savings and lead generation to the retail, manufacturer, distributor and dealer channels for energy efficient products and measures, such as appliances, insulation, HVAC, […]
EBAN Congress 2015 – Baybars Altuntas of Turkey has been awarded second time as Europe’s best individual in globally engaging the early stage investment market within the entrepreneurial ecosystem at a gathering of more than 200 high net worth individuals from across Europe and the US in Eindhoven this week.
Baybars Altuntas was one of the […]
We met Beth Susanne back in March at Angelbootcamp. Part of Angelbootcamp is a live pitch session on Day 2. 20 or so startups compete for 3 slots to pitch to the Angels. She was there to coach the startups in the fine art of the pitch.
Beth Susanne was recently back in Berlin and we had […]
Recently, we sat down with Nicolas Wittenborn of Point Nine Capital in Berlin.
First joining the Team Europe Seed Fund as an intern in early 2011, Nicolas came back to work as a full-time associate for Point Nine Capital after graduating from the University of Mannheim in 2012.
Having lived in New York and Singapore and gathering first work experience in real […]
Over the years, I have worked with hundreds of entrepreneurs and sat through more pitch sessions than I care to mention. As an investor, I want to know if I can make money from this investment – Is there a differentiated product solving an unmet need in sizable, growing market? Is there a defensible position? […]
Is your startup investible?
At the recent How to Web conference, I sat down with Jens Lapinski (Managing Director, Techstars Berlin) to talk startups and early investment strategies. Irina Scarlat captured some of the highlights of our chat.
How Techstars Evaluates Startups
If you’re the founder of an early stage tech startup and you’re looking for funding, it’s important to […]
[ November 26, 2014; ] Naked Angel Club, the Business Angel community of Rainmaking Loft Berlin, invites you to regular Meeting #2 on Wednesday, November 26 – 7pm, organised together with TU Berlin Centre for Entrepreneurship. We are establishing a format in which both the Angel and the Startup perspectives are shed light onto.
Naked Angel Club Meeting #2
The lineup for […]