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20 Most Competitive Startups, According to AngelList

By | Nov 14, 2017 at 9:20 am

Being competitive in the startup world is a necessity at this point in the game. Sure, some might have referred to startups as “rare” or “a novelty” in a few decades ago. But now, everyone and their mothers are starting businesses, building everything from…


AngelList’s Kevin Laws: For Startup Success, Stop Chasing the Money

By | Jul 13, 2015 at 9:00 am

Here on Tech.Co, we’ve looked into the many ways through which startups can achieve success. Sure, while the word “success” can be pretty subjective, at its most primitive understanding, it simply means: not dying. From being able to anticipate failure to an issue of…


How to Raise $400,000 in 2 Weeks on AngelList

By | Dec 19, 2015 at 4:00 pm

There have never been more opportunities for entrepreneurs to get funding for their new startups. That doesn’t mean, however, that it has made it easy. One platform that is helping change the investing game is AngelList. I’d been trying to get one of my…


9 Free Product and Startup Discovery Sites

By | Feb 27, 2015 at 11:00 am

Tech startups do amazing things – they provide us with new ways to approach everyday problems, whether such problems are associated with productivity in the workplace or handling our personal health. Sometimes, though, people don’t even know that there are companies out there who are…


The Quantum Evolution of How Startup Investments Are Crafted

By | Feb 2, 2015 at 12:30 pm

Angel investors, venture capitalists, and entrepreneurs often wax poetic on the hot industries of the moment – social media yesterday, wearables today, virtual reality tomorrow – yet one of the most exciting current movements in startup investments may be a matter of how rather…



This Tool Generates a List of Startup Investors in Your Industry and City

By | Jan 13, 2015 at 4:30 pm

Fundraising is a distracting process – so distracting that Y Combinator’s Paul Graham recommends having only one founder focus on it. One of the big distractions is actually figuring out which investors to pitch. How do you know that the investors you’re spending energy on…


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VegasTechFund Launches AngelList Syndicate with Buffer Funding

By | Oct 27, 2014 at 11:01 am

The VegasTechFund, the $50 million startup fund that’s part of the Downtown Project, has launched an AngelList Syndicate today to raise $400k for San Francisco-based Buffer. The fund was previously focused on funding early-stage startups, and up to this point has invested around $30 million…

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The Top 10 Stories of the Week: Use HTML5 for Mobile Apps, Shark Tank’s Barbara Corcoran’s AngelList Syndicate, and the Hottest Startups of 1776’s Challenge Festival [POLL]

By | May 10, 2014 at 10:50 am

Did you miss out on one (or five) of Tech Cocktail’s posts from this week? It’s okay. We want to let you know that we forgive you; we totally get it. You’re a busy person, with a lot of things on your mind and…

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Learn the Finer Points of Returns on Capital at This Year’s Challenge Festival

By | May 9, 2014 at 1:25 pm

The Challenge Festival, hosted by 1776, has a wide array of activities planned from May 9 all the way through May 17 in Washington, DC. From 11:30 am to 1:30 pm on Thursday May 15, Microsoft will be sponsoring the final lunchtime conference of the Challenge…


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9 of the Hottest AngelList and Silicon Valley Angel Investors

By | Aug 22, 2013 at 9:00 am

Is it any surprise that Silicon Valley, a paradise for tech startups, is home to some of the most active and influential angel investors in the world? Angels are, after all, the people who invest the high-risk capital in the early part of a…


Best of Angel: Ariel Poler on Finding Good Investors

By | Jun 26, 2013 at 10:04 am

As chief angel at Best of Angel, Ariel Poler has had twenty years’ experience as an Internet entrepreneur, mentor, and investor. He is the founder of IPRO, Topica, and TextMarks; investor in AdMob, SlideShare, NexTag, Optimizely, and Flixster; and a kitesurfing addict. Best of…


Find Top Investors on AngelList with Angel5 Tool

By | Jan 2, 2013 at 3:00 pm

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,…


Obama to Sign Crowdfunding Act on Thursday; What Startups Need to Know

By | Apr 2, 2012 at 4:19 pm

President Obama is expected to sign the JOBS Act on Thursday, which will allow startups to begin crowdfunding up to $1 million per year from non-accredited investors. “Access to capital is not as broadly dispersed around the nation as it should be,” said Startup…



Tom Pace of Gust: Is Crowdfunding Too Hyped? and Other Insights

By | Mar 19, 2012 at 4:00 pm

Sites like AngelList help startups and investors meet, but where do they go from there? Gust is a platform that goes beyond connection to help them manage the relationship: investors can browse opportunities, share deals with other VCs, and communicate with their portfolio, while…


Paul Singh on Venture Capitalists and Raising Money

By | Feb 12, 2012 at 12:00 pm

Last week I got a chance to listen to Paul Singh from 500 Startups talk about raising money at The Fort. First of all, I have to say that almost every sentence Paul uttered could have been used as a quote on its own….


Angel Investing Series Part I: Who are Angels & Angel Groups?

By | Aug 23, 2011 at 6:22 pm

Editor’s Note:  This guest post is a three-part series on angel investing. Part I introduces angels and angel groups, Part II focuses on the due diligence process and the post-investment relationship, and Part III breaks down angel investing for entrepreneurs.  Angel Profiles Angel investors,…



How Postling Raised $200K of Funding In 6 Days

By | Apr 2, 2010 at 3:52 pm

Postling, a New York-based startup co-founded by David Lifson, Chris Maguire and Haim Schoppik, announced they have raised $350,000 in seed funding from angel investors including Dave McClure, Chris Yeh, Gary Vaynerchuk, Thomas McInereny and more. $200,000 of that was raised in just six days…