Tide Shifts on Web Start-Ups

Posted by on Nov 22, 2011 in News | No Comments

Online-Services Firms Catering to Businesses Look Good Again to Venture Investors By BEN WORTHEN After taking a back seat in recent years to consumer Internet companies like social websites and mobile-apps makers, technology start-ups that sell to businesses are hot again with Silicon Valley investors, helped by the growing popularity of online software. In a shift […]

Web Start-Ups Hit Cash Crunch – As New Companies Proliferate, Financing Is Drying Up – WSJ 10-13-2011

Posted by on Oct 14, 2011 in Blog, Fundraising, Uncategorized | No Comments

Amid a glut of Web start-ups, some strains are starting to show. For most of this year, a start-up fever, fueled by Facebook and others, has gripped Silicon Valley. But as the number of tiny Web companies riding the frenzy has mushroomed, some in recent weeks have found it tough to procure new funding, investors […]

It takes a team

Posted by on Jun 15, 2011 in Blog, People/Personnel, Uncategorized | No Comments

One of the most common errors that Entrepreneurs make when approaching Angel investors is presenting their idea with just themselves. Each individual has its strength and weaknesses. A company needs a wide range of skills to be successful. The three main roles that have to be identified are a sales/marketing person (preferably with industry experience), […]

Five reasons bring your deal to the Pasadena Angels

Posted by on Jun 15, 2011 in Blog, Fundraising | No Comments

By Chris Wadden There are a lot of great Angel Funding opportunities in Southern California. Each organization utilizes different processes for the funding process. I have listed below five reasons to bring your deal to the Pasadena Angels. 1) Mentorship: When you submit a deal to our group we select one of our accomplished members […]

Intellectual Property Tips for Start Ups

Posted by on Mar 2, 2011 in Blog, Intellectual Property, Uncategorized | No Comments

By Lee Rahn As an Angel investor and retired intellectual property lawyer I am struck by the amount of money spent by startups for IP.  There are so many cash demands made on a new venture that I think management should consider engaging in more self-help to meet their IP needs.  Government websites offer much […]

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