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Tax advantages for angel investors:


IRS section 1202 allows taxpayers, other than corporations, 50 percent to 100 percent exclusion of gain from the sale or exchange of a defined qualified small business stock (QSB) held for more than five ...


For Start-Ups, How Many Angels Is Too Many?:


"Seed investing is the status symbol of Silicon Valley," said Sam Altman, president of YCombinator, the start-up accelerator that has birthed companies such as Airbnb and Reddit. "Most people don't want ...


Frontier Angel Fund 2 Celebrates Milestone - Montana based Startups are on the Rise:


The Frontier Angel Fund 2 http://www.frontierfund2.com , Montana's only angel investor fund, will be turning one on December 9, the same day the Fund met its minimum capital requirements to begin ...


Will Higher Thresholds on Angel Investing Hurt Business?:


Curbs Can Limit the Pool but May Be Necessary With the rich getting richer, many more entrepreneurs are turning to affluent individuals, known as "angels," for capital to expand their nascent businesses. ...


The Boise Angel Alliance to focus mentoring on angels, not entrepreneurs:


The Boise Angel Alliance http://www.boiseangelalliance.com/ is 10 years old. We have been active in mentoring local entrepreneurs prior to their applying for funding with us. Under the leadership ...


Angel Capital Association Takes Action to Avoid Threat to Startup Funding:


If changes proposed by "investor protection" organizations are enacted by the SEC, nearly 60 percent of angel investors would be eliminated. The Angel Capital Association (ACA) today launched ...


Montana Based Frontier Angel Fund II Achieves Liftoff:


Frontier Angel Fund II, LLC http://www.frontierangels.com/ has reached its first milestone in making capital available to Montana and the region's growing entrepreneurial and innovation companies. ...


What You Need to Know to Become an Angel Investor:




SEC's angel rules could hurt, not help, start-up firms:


Imagine this scenario: An angel investor hears or reads a pitch from XYZ Software, a local start-up company. He expresses interest in investing in return for a share of the company. Jane App-head, ...


New accreditation rules will clip the wings of angel investors:




2012 Halo Report: Angel Group Activity Year in Review:


In collaboration with Silicon Valley Bank (SVB) and CB Insights, Angel Resource Institute released the 2012 Halo Report today, a national survey of angel group investment activity, as the Angel Capital ...


Site Unseen: More 'Angels' Invest via Internet - Risks Abound, but Investors Search for Promising Startups :


"With most of these investments, you're going to lose money." "You're adding a whole layer of risk to an already very risky investment class," says Jeffrey Sohl, director of the Center for Venture ...


Flynn's Harp: SEC pace on JOBS Act rules worries angels :


The federal JOBS Act aimed at opening the door for entrepreneurs to reach out to crowds of potential investors on the internet appears, ironically, to be hung up at the Securities and Exchange Commission ...


8 Questions Investors Use to Bypass Startup Hype:


If you really want to impress a startup founder as a potential employee, or you want to be a smart investor, you need to know the right questions to ask. These are the questions that get past the ...


Angel Investors Do Make Money, Data Shows 2.5x Returns Overall:


I began studying angel investing returns about 10 years ago as a result of a problem I couldn't resolve: The investing world seemed certain that angel investors were rubes. Conventional wisdom dictated ...


Why Angel Investors Don't Make Money ... And Advice For People Who Are Going To Become Angels Anyway:


Everywhere I go in Silicon Valley I hear people discussing their angel investments. The conversations remind me of fish stories. People love recounting the one time they caught a big fish, not the many ...
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Add Startups to Balance Your Portfolio, If You Dare:


Investing in entrepreneurs and startups is a fun but different world from investing in conventional stocks, bonds, and commodities. First of all, it's more of an investment in people than in a business, ...


Shorter Flights at Lower Heights: The Right Way To Angel Invest:


A more effective model for Angel investing is long overdue. If Angels want to win -- they want to lower their risk, create better returns, and help entrepreneurs more they'll do the following: Dave ...


Angel Investors: Watch for Business Plan Competitions:


I just finished three days as a judge for the Rice University million-dollar business plan competition, which was held at the Rice campus in Houston last Thursday through Saturday. If you're an ...


Vote: Do angel investors deserve tax credits to invest in small businesses?:


In an upcoming Big Issues special report on small business, The Wall Street Journal will explore the pros and cons of a proposal that's getting a lot of attention around the country: awarding tax breaks ...


The #1 Angel Investing Mistake:


The list is of angel investing mistakes is an awfully long one, equally as long as the list for liquid investments, plus a bunch more. On the too-aggressive side: believing the hockey stick, ignoring ...


How to Succeed as an Angel Investor:


Investing in businesses can be a lucrative investment strategy when successful businesses are chosen. Venture capitalists and angel investors invest in startup companies and businesses that need to expand. ...


Angel Investors Play Big Role For Start-Ups, Think Tank Says:




Angel Investing: The Real Make-or-Break Issue:


We'll get there, but let's start here: I don't believe in "angel portfolio theory," which applies Wall Street's favorite myth to the early stage world. According to this approach, the "smart" way to do ...


If This Bill Passes, The Angel Investment Community Is Dead And Companies Like Kickstarter Take Over:


H.R. 2930 http://rules.house.gov/Media/file/PDF_112_1/legislativetext/HR2930%201027.pdf appears to be just another US Congressional Bill winding its way through the system. Yet I can imagine most Professional ...


Startup Success: How 7 Top Angel Investors Do Business:


If you think you have what it takes to invest in startups, but are unsure of where to target your first seed investment, it may be worth your time to profile some other successful angel investors. By ...


Durham-based non-profit to manage angel investor fund:


The two organizations hope the merger will mean more investment opportunities as well as broader support for entrepreneurs. SJF Institute http://www.sjfinstitute.org/ , a non-profit organization with ...


Angel Investing: No Revenue, No Metrics, No Magic Formula:




Bill aims to rev up early investors:


Iowa entrepreneurs could attract as much as $10 million each year in investment under a bill that proposes making $2 million in tax credits available annually for early-stage investors. House File ...


Helping Women Entrepreneurs Get Angel Capital - Pipeline Fund:


A new project is aiming to improve women's access to capital by mentoring and training women to become angel investors and eventually fund other women's companies. Pipeline Fund http://pipelinewomen.tumblr.com/ By ...

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