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Raising Money – Exceptional Preparation

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Raising Money – Exceptional Preparation

The odds are stacked against you. You knew that. Even for serial entrepreneurs like Dharmesh Shah (founder of HubPpot) who despite compelling evidence struggled to raise angel money after his fist big hit. At a recent Founder Dialogues event he explained that he had totally underestimated the difficulty of persuading the money men to back him. Demonstrating that difficulty he personally wrote a check for $500,000 to kick-start HubSpot!

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Angel Investing – 11 Interesting Facts and Figures

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Angel Investing – 11 Interesting Facts and Figures

I was inspired this week by Scott Kirsner’s article - Mass. IPOs don’t create many angel investors. I thought it would be interesting to pull a few facts and estimates together for our entrepreneurial community. I think these numbers bust a few myths and may surprise some prospective investors.

  1. There were 318,000 active angel investors in the US last year up some 20%. (Center for Venture Research)
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