January 2, 2013
If your startup is having trouble finding the right investors to connect with on AngelList, angel5 might be able to help.
The new site features “top five” lists of investors in a variety of categories:
- By market, like ecommerce, education, or fashion.
- By region, like Silicon Valley, Los Angeles, or Seattle.
- By team, like 500 Startups, Google Ventures, or Science Inc.
The top five are chosen based on a combination of hard data and soft opinions, adding a human touch to the search options available on AngelList itself.
“It’s more editorial versus algorithmic driven. We slice and dice data from the AngelList investor and markets pages to get started. Then we look for common themes and investment strategies in investors. Next we mix in some good old fashion insider baseball and gossip from other founders. Finally, we take your feedback and watch for emerging trends in the market.
We also look for those angels who are truly active and engaged on AngelList. So if an investor is prolific in a particular area but not active on AngelList we’re not likely to include them,” the site explains.
Angel5 is a weekend project of Sean Percival, cofounder and CEO of Wittlebee and former VP of online marketing at MySpace.
Top five may be updated based on feedback or new data. Percival plans to add a few lists each week, with the help of a content coordinator he’s looking to hire. You can also suggest investors or lists.
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