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Real investors price their equity deals

20 February in Blog

That’s right, real deals need to address the tough fundamentals like valuation and corporate governance. It’s become popular to do “gentleman" investments where nobody gets there hands dirty. This also seems the easy way for beginners to get started. The real investors address the real issues that are...

Angel Options

03 October in Blog

Angel Options: The growth of Angel groups around the world has been facilitated by the use of standardized methods and tools. This has been vital in creating a more efficient seed-capital market. It has expanded startup opportunities around the country and not just in silicon...

The Art of Angel Investing = De-risking

16 September in Blog

The art of angel investing boils down to successful de-risking. There is a continual flow of new opportunities for individuals to convert savings into meaningful (both social value and significant financial return) investments. However, when the government steps in, the quality of its decisions is...

The Equity Crowdfunding Experience

10 June in Blog

The Equity Crowdfunding Experience in the UK and Sweden: Implications for Angels Seventeen states and the District of Columbia now allow non-accredited investors to invest in startups located in their state. As more states follow suit, it is useful to look at data detailing other countries’ experiences....

Silicon Valley vs. Saginaw Valley

29 October in Blog

I’ve been making trips around the state talking about the unique aspects of BlueWater Angels. As an angel network, we apparently are quite innovative. I really didn’t realize the extent to which our industry relies on cookie-cutter deal structures. That’s fine, since it leads to...