VC & Angel Nuggets of the day

  • How To Easily Subscribe To VC Blogs
  • Global VC Blog Directory
  • www.angelsoft.net – provides simple, powerful, deal-flow and portfolio management tools for accepting, tracking and collaborating on early-stage investments.
  • America’s Most Promising Startups (2008) by Business Week
  • Founders should personally meet candidates for the first 200 positions. “I tell people who are looking at small companies, if you’re not meeting the CEO don’t go there,”; “it starts from the people who have that vision” says Peter Bell at Highland Capital (see the source).
  • Babson College was the first academic institution to hold a business plan competition for students
  • Aurora Feint Inc., a Burlingame, Calif.-based social gaming platform for the iPhone, has sold a 20% equity stake to Japanese social network operator DeNA. No financial terms were disclosed (link).
  • www.scvngr.com – platform to enable anyone, anywhere to develop, manage and deploy sophisticated interactive location-based mobile games, tours and experiences.

 

Angels Spend Less, But Seed More Companies by peHUB

Angel investors spent fewer dollars in the first half of the year, but stretched to fund a larger number of companies, according to a report released today by the Center for Venture Research at the University of New Hampshire.

The report estimates that angel investments in the first half of 2009 totaled $9.1 billion –  a decrease of 27 percent over the first half of 2008. However, a total of 24,500 entrepreneurial ventures received angel funding in the period, a 6 percent increase from the same period a year ago.

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