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Is 24 Hours enough time to decide to invest? Paul Graham says yes, but…

Paul Graham says decide to invest within 24 hours! Evidence says do at least 40 hours of due diligence! Have you read the latest essay...

The upside of having an aging population, if you're an entrepreneur

An ageing population of business owners and a generational shift in business succession strategies is poised to bring unprecedented opportunities for major investments. This will be in the form of small to medium businesses for sale, as the baby boomer generation continues to reach retirement age and exit the business sector.

Calling all Angels! AAAI wants to know what made you tick in 2011.

AAAI is asking angel investors, individuals and groups who provide capital to start-ups to complete the National Angel Survey before next Monday, 16 January. The results from the survey will be revealed at the upcoming National Angels Conference in Melbourne on 29 February.

Experience the latest in Australian entrepreneurship at the 5th annual National Angel Investor Conference

The National Angel Conference 2012 provides an opportunity to meet experienced national and international Angel Investors and entrepreneurs and hear about the latest industry trends and investment opportunities.

“Angel investment live and well in Australia” [Angel Conference: Day #1]

Angel investing in Australia is alive and well! That’s the message from day one of the 4th Annual Australian Association of Angel Investors (AAAI) conference which opened in Newcastle yesterday. The conference, in its fourth year, was created as a forum for Australian angels to network, learn and showcase industry best-practice.

Registration now open for 2011 Angels Conference

"Angels without Borders" will be the theme for the upcoming conference, which will feature an international guestlist of speakers and participants. Early-bird registration includes choice of accommodation and closes 26 November.

Why this angel is not investing in social networks

A young entrepreneur asked me an interesting question, “If Twitter hadn’t happened yet and you had the chance to invest in it at start-up, would you?” As it turns out this is quite relevant as I did have the chance to invest in Twitter during a very early funding round through my own networks in Silicon Valley.

Why won’t prospective investors sign my confidentiality agreement?

A sale is a process and the first step in that process is not to demand exclusivity. Exclusivity is either bought or earned and, in the case of raising capital, it is usually earned. An NDA implies exclusivity and that brings with it constraints on both parties. Would you ask a date to sign a pre-nuptial agreement before the first date?

Why won't prospective investors sign my confidentiality agreement?

A sale is a process and the first step in that process is not to demand exclusivity. Exclusivity is either bought or earned and, in the case of raising capital, it is usually earned. An NDA implies exclusivity and that brings with it constraints on both parties. Would you ask a date to sign a pre-nuptial agreement before the first date?

Investors back people, not products. Don’t forget it.

Recently, I have been reflecting on a saying I learned from VC friends when I was living and working in Silicon Valley: “Always invest in an A grade team with a B grade product rather than a B grade team with an A grade product”.

Investors back people, not products. Don't forget it.

Recently, I have been reflecting on a saying I learned from VC friends when I was living and working in Silicon Valley: “Always invest in an A grade team with a B grade product rather than a B grade team with an A grade product”.

CAPITAL RAISING CONFERENCE 2010

Are you seeking venture capital? Do you have what it takes to raise private equity? Are you familiar with the value of angel finance? The CAPITAL RAISING CONFERENCE 2010 is for entrepreneurs, innovators and business builders wanting to learn and acquire skills and tools for raising capital.

Angel Investor Workshop and COMET Company Showcase

This event is for angel investors and anyone interested in learning how to be effective as an angel investor. It will also include a...

Show me the money

Unless you have deep pockets, your new venture is not going to get very far without a capital injection. Of course, different investment opportunities...

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