Investors describe the angel/VC community


An important first step in starting a successful new venture is getting familiar with the angel and venture capital community. How does the investment process work? How do you get started? Listen first-hand to what these investors and entrepreneurs say about engaging with the community.
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Breardon
"Angels are investors not just to make money, but because we have a passion for startups and a passion for entrepreneurs" ... more
Anita Brearton
Managing Director, Boston Forum Leader at Golden Seeds
Greenwald
"In terms of engaging with investors both at the angel level and the venture capital level—there’s a continuous learning curve." ... more
Dave Greenwald
Co-founder and CEO of Relay Technology Management
Lord
"What we’re really looking for are companies that are innovating with technology in such a way that that technology gives them some sort of barrier to entry from the competition." ... more
Hambleton Lord
Managing Director at Launchpad Venture Group
Lord
"Our investment process starts with generating deal flow. We do that through a variety of sources." ... more
David Verrill
Founder & Managing Director at Hub Investment Group, LLC
Lord
"Angel groups [are typically populated by] people who have grown and successfully sold or successfully merged out of companies and are looking to keep their hands in and stay involved." ... more
William Contente
Partner, Gessmer Updegrove and Chairman of the Board of Launchpad Venture Group
Lord
"It’s really about being big." ... more
Robert Balke
Principal, E&E Capital and Former Fortune 100 Exec.