What to Expect on Timing of Outcomes in an Angel Portfolio

By John Harbison, Chairman Emeritus, Tech Coast Angels

As one gets into angel investment, it is important to have realistic expectations on how long it takes to see exits, and what kind of pattern or mix of exits and failures is typical of a diversified angel investment portfolio.… Read the rest

Oh, go ahead and ask for a five-million-dollar investment in your startup.

By Dave Berkus, Chairman Emeritus, Tech Coast Angels

I cannot tell you how many times I have seen executive summaries of business plans in which the entrepreneur seeks $5,000,000 to build the business.

Four reasons you should reconsider.

First, few startups can use that much money today with all the virtual services available and increasingly inexpensive methods of development, prototyping and marketing.… Read the rest