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Why A Great Executive Summary Can Help You Get Investor Meetings

By | Aug 15, 2017 at 7:15 am

When it’s time to start raising money, getting your foot in the door can come from a warm intro and a good executive summary. Think of fundraising as an enterprise sales process. Which means it’s going to take time to get fundraising done and…

Tips & How To’s


How to Build the Perfect Startup Funnel

By | Jun 20, 2017 at 7:15 am

Funnels are remarkably useful in many aspects of startup life. Whether you are trying to get users to try your product, or sell to an enterprise customer, or hire an engineer, or raise capital, you are dealing with a funnel. Here are a few funnels we…

Venture Capital

3 Ways Early-Stage Startups Can Capitalize on the Micro-VC Boom

By | Jun 19, 2017 at 8:30 am

For years, the term “venture capitalist” referred exclusively to investors interested in driving growth at already successful companies. Traditional VCs still focus solely on this area, but micro-VCs have gained prominence in recent years as well. Unlike traditional VCs, micro-VCs make smaller investments in…



Jeff Carter of Hyde Park Angels on the Importance of Being Coachable in Entrepreneurship

By | May 6, 2017 at 12:45 pm

Jeff Carter is a co-founder of Hyde Park Angels, one of the most active angel groups in the United States, and he is currently raising a VC fund, named West Loop Ventures. Before becoming an angel he was a trader for over 25 years and…


Here’s How Angel Investors Are Handling 2017

By | Apr 28, 2017 at 11:20 am

Pitchbook and the Angel Resource Institute have just released the 2016 edition of their Annual ARI HALO Report, a research paper designed to explain the most recent trends and activity from top-ranked angel groups across the nation. The report isn’t just a look at 2016: It’s a…



Venture Capitalists Talk About the Importance of Due Diligence

By | Feb 27, 2017 at 2:20 pm

Within a tech ecosystem, local investors are on alert to find the hottest startup and latest innovation where they can place their money and hopefully strike gold. Phoenix Startup Week and Chase for Business hosted a venture capital panel with seasoned and active investors…

Innovate Celebrate

San Francisco

Learn How to Get Funding from These 5 Tech Titans

By | Sep 7, 2016 at 4:40 pm

Join Tech.Co and Consumer Technology Association (CTA) this upcoming September for the Innovate! and Celebrate conference in San Jose, CA. Register now to attend! Seed, Series A, B, C or beyond, startups have questions at each stage of their fundraising. With the ever changing landscape…


Portland, Maine

Maine Angels Among Most Active Angel Investment Groups in 2015

By | Mar 28, 2016 at 4:26 pm

The Maine Angels was one of the country’s most active angel investment groups in 2015, according to a national survey of angel investment activity. The group, which consists of accredited private equity investors who pool their resources to invest in and mentor early-stage companies (aka angel investors), closed 23…



When Looking for an Investor, The Key is Symbiosis

By | Jun 4, 2015 at 2:00 pm

This celebration of the Chicago ecosystem is brought to you by @properties, the leading Chicago real estate brokerage serving both the city of Chicago and North Shore through dynamic marketing and innovation. Read more here! At some point during your startup’s life, you’ll reach…

Venture Capital

Only 7 Percent of Investor Money Goes to Women-Led Startups [INFOGRAPHIC]

By | May 5, 2015 at 3:00 pm

The role of women in tech has changed drastically throughout the history of computer science itself. A field historically predominated by men, it’s slowly seen increases in recent years as the greater global economy shifts towards the technology sector. Apropos of technology’s greater role…



DC’s NextGen Angels Closes $1M Round, Expands to Boston and NYC

By | May 4, 2015 at 5:20 pm

NextGen Angels, the Washington, D.C.-based network of angels focused on early-stage investments, announced today that it has closed a $1 million round of funding. The angel group has also announced an expansion to Boston, MA; New York, NY; and other cities in 2015. This…


3 Important Ways Angel Investors Help Startups

By | Apr 30, 2015 at 12:30 pm

An angel investor is someone with the financial means to invest in companies, but who prefers to get involved with unique startups. These are business experts who have to meet all of the investor criteria of the Securities and Exchange Commission, but they also…

Tips & How To’s

5 Mistakes that Will Kill Your Startup

By | Apr 24, 2015 at 9:00 am

Going from yet another startup to an internationally renowned business is a rocky road. While the entrepreneurs are often considered optimists (as who else pours their heart, soul, and cash into something that has 50% chances to sink in the next 5 years); optimism…


St. Louis

The Arch Angel Network: 10 Years, 59 Investments

By | Mar 2, 2015 at 9:00 pm

Last year alone The Arch Angel Network invested nearly $10 million in local, St. Louis based startups, bringing the total number of investments the organization they’ve made in the last decade to over $50 million. They celebrated their tenth year of operations in 2014, investing…



Where to Find Money If You Are a Startup

By | Feb 11, 2015 at 2:30 pm

Angel investor Jeff Carter knows a thing or two about turning concepts into profit. He is the co-founder of Hyde Park Angels, one of the most active angel groups in the United States. Currently, he is raising a small VC fund, West Loop Ventures for startups in…



Investors Told Her: We Don’t Fund Female Concepts

By | Dec 10, 2014 at 11:00 am

Last year, Brideside was in talks with a large angel network, hoping to raise funding from them. After sharing information about their business over email and by phone during the due diligence process, they got the bad news: the angels weren’t going to invest. Co-CEO…



How to Get Investors to Notice You: Words of Wisdom from DC’s top VCs and Angels

By | Aug 7, 2014 at 7:30 pm

The all important issue of funding.  When it comes to starting up, having a solid business plan, product, and strategy are important, but, let’s be honest here,  none of it can become a reality without some green stuff (that would be money…in this particular case).  So…