Daniel Curran of Silicon Valley
Daniel is a well-known prolific Silicon Valley SuperAngel/advisor in 115+ seed to A round startups who has invested alongside the most successful and famous Angels and VCs alive today, enjoying exclusive access to the next Valley unicorn and decacorn deals.
Daniel talks about his background working for Northrup Grumman, Lockheed, and Raytheon and how he became a Superangel with over 100 investments. Daniel discusses several aspects of angel investing, how local angel groups have changed, and how angel groups don’t focus on a path to an institutional exit, and instead focus more on mom and pop businesses. He also details several key things he does when looking at investment opportunities:
-Look for traction and competitive analysis in dealflow.
-Plan for how you will get an exit in 7 years.
-Research the sector and the competitor’s funding to understand the industry better.
-Focus on what will most likely happen with the industry.
Daniel also explains how he focuses on helping founders and advising them in advance of approaching investors for funding.
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