A Match Made in Heaven? Your Angel Investor and You

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Lecture Description

How should an aspiring entrepreneur choose an angel investor?  And, more importantly, how will an angel investor select you?  Entrepreneurs need to gain access to the right angel - one that will add value to their growing enterprise.  The top angels in the business, says investor Mike Maples, are seeking ideas that have been tested for market viability - an essential criteria before they'll consider cutting a check.  


  1. Flying with Angel Investors
  2. A Match Made in Heaven? Your Angel Investor and You
  3. What Does an Angel Investor Do?
  4. Attrition Rates for Potential Investors
  5. Investors Assess Failure and Success
  6. An Angel Investor's Strategic Advice for the Start-Up
  7. Transitioning from an Angel to a VC
  8. Silicon Valley: Ground Zero for The Deal
  9. The Overfunded Start-Up?
  10. Becoming an Angel Investor
  11. Balancing Team, Idea, and Market

Lecture Details

Source:  Stanford eCorner
Filmed: Winter 2008




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