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Foundation for Startup Investing
Startup Boards -- Foundation for Startup Investing Startup investing is a risky business. Not all the investments will work out.   Know your risk tolerance and how much risk you want to take.   Most investors allocate 3 to 10 percent of their investments into startup investing. Allocate a specific amount of…
Becoming an Angel Investor
Startup Boards -- Becoming an Angel Investor For those who want to become an angel investor to fund startups, here are some key steps: Meet accredited investor requirements. You must meet the SEC criteria for accredited investors. You can see the specifics on the SEC website. In short, you must…
Where Does the Angel Play?
Where Does the Angel Play? So, what startups do angel investors pursue? Angel investors invest in high-growth startups, most often tech-enabled. Restaurants, retail, and service businesses are not necessarily a fit for angel investors. Angels seek a return on investment in the range of 44% IRR. While some angels are…
Startup Investor Skills — Managing the Portfolio
Startup Boards -- Startup Investor Skills -- Managing the Portfolio Startup investors need to hone their skills in order to succeed over the long run. Key skills include:  1. Evaluating teams. 2. Assessing products and markets. 3. Accessing financial capital not only for the current round of funding but for…
Startup Investor Skills — Accessing Financial Capital
Startup Boards -- Startup Investor Skills -- Accessing Financial Capital Startup investors need to hone their skills in order to succeed over the long run. Key skills include: 1. Evaluating teams. 2. Assessing products and markets. 3. Accessing financial capital not only for the current round of funding but for…
Startup Investor Skills — Evaluating the Product & Markets
Startup Investor Skills -- Evaluating the Product & Markets Startup investors need to hone their skills in order to succeed over the long run. Key skills include:  1. Evaluating teams. 2. Assessing products and markets. 3. Accessing financial capital not only for the current round of funding but for later…
Startup Investor Skills — Evaluating the Team
Startup Boards -- Startup Investor Skills -- Evaluating the Team Startup investors need to hone their skills in order to succeed over the long run. Key skills include:  1. Evaluating teams. 2. Assessing products and markets. 3. Accessing financial capital, not only for the current round of funding but for…
3X in 3 Term Sheet Walkthrough
Startup Boards -- 3X in 3 Term Sheet Walkthrough The TEN Capital Early Exit term sheet includes a 3X redemption right, giving the investor the sole discretion over their right to 3X their investment at the three-year mark from the date of the investment.  A redemption right gives the investor…
How to Perform Diligence in a Group
Startup Boards -- How to Perform Diligence in a Group In performing due diligence in a group of investors, it helps to assign roles and responsibilities. There are three phases to diligence: 1. Documentation diligence 2. Team diligence 3. Domain diligence The lead investor should take the three steps and…
Startup Boards – Know Your Why
Startup Boards -- Know Your Why For startup investing, it's important to know why you are investing beyond the monetary gain.  There's an old saying among angel investors: "Angel investors want to make a little money, do a little good, and have a little fun."   Successful investors, I know, not…