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Angel Insider: Invest in What You Know… or Not

By Early Investing on September 20, 2022

“Invest in what you know.” It’s a simple concept. It seems safe. And hey, Warren Buffett stands by it. So it must be good advice, right? But there are no guarantees in investing — even when you stick to products and business models that you’re familiar with. So should investors really only stick to…
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Angel Insider: SoftBank Warns Investors About Startup Winter

By Early Investing on August 23, 2022

SoftBank is worried. Earlier this month, SoftBank founder and chief executive Masayoshi Son said unicorn founders are refusing to accept lower valuations in fresh funding rounds. As a result, “startup winter” — or the funding crunch startups are currently facing in the venture capital world — is likely to continue. 
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What You Can Learn From the Investor Community

By Vin Narayanan on August 16, 2022

As you read this, I’m probably attending an LA Tech Week event. Tech weeks have become increasingly popular over the past few years. They’re like an industry conference on steroids. Tech weeks are designed to bring a community’s tech industry together to learn from each other and to connect venture capitalists,…
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Angel Insider: Why Bridge Rounds Are All the Rage

By Early Investing on August 9, 2022

Bridge rounds or flat rounds — interim funding rounds between larger funding rounds — are all the rage among startups today. You don’t have to try too hard to find headlines about them. Founders may choose to do bridge rounds for a number of reasons. But they’re not always…

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