Since our start in late 2000, we’ve made a concerted effort to actively interact and work with entrepreneurs and start-up companies in Southern California. Most of this interaction has been through companies going through our funding process, or individually meeting people through local events and conferences such as LA County Tech Week, VentureNet, or the Tech Coast Venture Network monthly programs. In early 2008 we started Ask the Angels to give entrepreneurs a forum to interact with our individual members and to ask questions related to start-up companies and fundraising. As our organization has grown, we have received an increasing stream of questions from local entrepreneurs on a wide range of topics, including fundraising, company formation, legal matters and marketing. Rather than address these individually, we’ve decided to answer them through a public forum so that more entrepreneurs can benefit.
To deliver the most informative experience for our readers, we’ve assembled a ‘Dream Team’ of contributors that have specific expertise and skill sets in areas critical to the success of emerging companies. You can see our lineup, along with their bios and background information on the ‘Dream Team’ page. Each month one (or more) of our team members will write about a topic of particular interest to entrepreneurs.
With the launch of Ask the Angels, our goal is to create a great resource and collection of ‘real world’ information for entrepreneurs and start-up companies. To help us achieve this, we encourage questions and points of view from readers, along with suggestions for improving this forum.
Thanks for your interest.