Thursday, June 23, 2011

A new option if you want to invest in startups |

 Just a decade ago, if you wanted to invest in a startup you had to know someone. Today, it’s a lot easier to become an angel investor, due to crowd funding, micro lending and investment sites like MicroVenture Marketplace Inc., which is opening doors to those looking to invest $1,000 to $10,000 or more.

Diagram of the typical financing cycle for a s...Image via WikipediaThe way to win at angel investing, of course, is to invest in the right startups. To get there, you need:
  1. 1) Good deal flow from which to spot potential winners.
  2. 2) The ability to invest in multiple deals so you gain experience.
  3. 3) A knack for spotting companies, and more importantly people, who will succeed.
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