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Angel Investing Revealed

Experienced angel investors, Ron Conway, Founder of Angel Investors LP, and Mike Maples, Founder of Maples Investments, provide a rare look into the ins and outs of angel investing. Conway and Maples discuss how angel investors assess opportunities, provide assistance to entrepreneurs and transition start-ups to larger venture investments or exit. In addition, Conway and Maples provide advice to entrepreneurs about finding one's passion and developing that passion into new ventures, including insight into how much money to raise and how to manage that money after it is in the bank.

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Comment by Aaron Morris on January 6, 2012 at 9:49pm


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Comment by Robert Johnson on May 25, 2011 at 3:28pm


If you are asking about the paperwork to consummate a deal - then it will depend upon the type of transaction. If you are dealing with a "professional" angel - they may well present you with a term sheet that leads to an agreement, which will then be finalized by a legal document such as a stock purchase agreement. 

Depending upon the specific situation, one could also use a Subscription Agreement. These are typically a part of a Private Placement Memorandum (PPM)

However, unless you are using a PPM - you will need some documents prior to the agreement. Typically, an executive summary which you will use to get interest, then a business plan for those interested parties to review.


Hope this helps. Feel free to drop me a PM or contact me directly, if you want to discuss your specific situation.


Comment by Jim Neusom on May 24, 2011 at 12:31pm

Thank you for the shout-out brother Vincent...more importantly, thank you for the invite.  As you know, I'm working on a new mobile app venture and I need me some

Comment by Vincent Wright on May 23, 2011 at 11:43pm


I genuinely appreciate your sharing the link where President Obama helps Black business with Two $1 Billion Initiatives for Impact Investing and Early-Stage Seed Financing

Comment by Vincent Wright on May 23, 2011 at 11:42pm


The paperwork is likely to be contingent upon the individual angel...I'd get to know them first...and then, ask them what paperwork they need....

Comment by Jim Neusom on May 23, 2011 at 12:29pm
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Comment by Bay Elliott on November 19, 2009 at 10:57am
There are hundreds of Angel Groups around the country and if you are seeking funding for start-ups post your friends and family rounds, you can often find an interested ear in your local Angel group. Angel groups tend to invest in local startups so you will have many added advantages with your local angel group. You can Google Angel investing groups and find most of these. Angel groups generally have a rigorous vetting process which is demanding and time consuming, however the business shaping / strategic and tactical benefits of going through the process can be equal or greater to the actual equity investment. If you get through the initial screening and get to actually present your business plan/ case, in each of these Angel groups you will typically have 20-40 successful entrepreneurs offering their insights about your business plan and giving you a swot analysis of the opportunities and threats you will be facing ahead. If you are in South Florida, The Angel group that covers Tampa, Orlando, Palm Beach, Boca, Ft Lauderdale and Miami is New World Angels. Rhys Williams is the current President. There are several others in Florida. I was one of the founders of New World Angels however I am no longer active in the group, generally focusing on later stage investments for the past several years. Best to do your homework before approaching any Angel group. This is serious business and the members of the Angel groups are generally well connected and make sure that you are well prepared going in. There are lots of templates available on the web (or to purchase) to help you get your business plan in the best shape possible prior to presenting. Be prepared, dont waste your opportunity, the impression you set will affect other ventures you might want to start.
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Comment by Jon H. Georg on July 8, 2008 at 4:57pm
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