Do They Have a Great Rolodex, Connections and Advice?

Posted by on Feb 17, 2010 in Fundraising, General | No Comments

Part IV of a Continuing Series on How to Select an Angel Group Several months before Jason Calcanis’ crusade (or jihad—depending on your political affiliation) against for-profit angel groups, I wrote a post about evaluating angel groups and the criteria to use when seeking investment. For those that didn’t see the earlier post, the list […]

Patents are Overrated

Posted by on Feb 3, 2010 in General, Intellectual Property | No Comments

Far too many of my angel colleagues are fixated on patents as the source of sustainable competitive advantage. While these are often the source of competitive barriers they are by no means the only effective method for generating high growth. In fact, there are many situations where the patent itself provides little growth momentum. We […]