AngelList – Santa Never Sleeps

Posted by on Dec 16, 2010 in General | No Comments

A somewhat briefer post today about a group I recently joined called AngelList. The essence of what they’ve done is to create a worldwide community of angel investors, connecting them with startups looking for funding through a curated email distribution list of investors.  If your company is putting together an angel round, including one that’s […]

Pasadena Angels Lead $2M Series E Investment in Ondax

Posted by on Dec 10, 2010 in News | No Comments

Pasadena, CA – December 10, 2010 – Ondax, the 10-year old leader in laser and optics solutions, has received a $2M Series E investment from The Pasadena Angels, Tech Coast Angels, and venture capital firms. The investment round will be used to expand and grow Ondax’s optics solutions. Founded in 2000 by a team from […]

Vacation Internationale Selects LeisureLink for Online Distribution and Revenue Management

Posted by on Dec 7, 2010 in News | No Comments

Bellevue, WA – December 7, 2010 – Vacation Internationale, a pioneer and leader in timeshare resort development, has selected LeisureLink, Inc. to manage its online distribution.  In addition, Vacation Internationale will utilize LeisureLink’s Active Revenue Management product, a high performance revenue management solution that delivers “airline style” pricing to maximize rental revenues. Vacation Internationale manages 34 […]

Have a Look Inside an Angel’s Brain

Posted by on Dec 1, 2010 in Fundraising | No Comments

As Angel investors, we like to see entrepreneurs with a laser-like focus on themselves, their venture, and fundraising. However, there are times when that single-mindedness can work to their disadvantage. With startups, fundraising is usually the most formidable challenge, whether the money comes from Angels, VCs, or other sources. Over the years I’ve seen many […]

How Big Does My Company Need to be?

Posted by on Sep 28, 2010 in General | No Comments

Many founders and entrepreneurs confuse the valuation of an on-going startup with what the business might be sold for to a large corporation.  We’re often told that our business is valued as a multiple of our net earnings. The earnings multiple is determined by the industry with some adjustments for the quality of the business, […]

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