Tag Archives: angel-investing

Faded Glory

I just ordered my personal copy of Faded Glory, a documentary produced by my friend and Atlanta-based filmmaker, Rick Cohen.  If you are actively involved in the Atlanta startup scene, you may have run into Rick before.  Besides being a great guy, and an awesome filmmaker, the story behind the story is one for the …

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Calacanis on Paying-to-Pitch

Jason Calacanis has a new cause.  He is railing against the so-called “pay-to-pitch” phenomenon.  A good read – check it out here. Update: Scoble, Fred, and Lance have since commented on it as well. My views on the pay-to-pitch thing are pretty well known, as I’ve written about it a ton in the past, and …

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Submit Your Deal to AngelLounge

We made the announcement the other night at our quarterly CapitalLounge event, but here it is again for those that missed it. AngelLounge is the angel investor community component of Startuplounge.  It is currently comprised of 80+ vetted angel investors in Georgia. The member list reads like a who’s who. The good news is that …

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Capital Lounge Update

Our next Capital Lounge event is next Wednesday, 8/27, and man is it shaping up to be a good one. As it stands right now, this will be the best investor turn out to date (due I think in large part to the success we’ve had with our Angel Lounge initiative). Right now we have …

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Next Angel Lounge Meeting

The next Angel Lounge meeting is coming up on Thursday, March 6th at 11:30-1pm. If you are interested in attending, contact me and I’ll put you in touch with the right person. To attend, you must either be (A) an active angel investor here in Georgia, or (B) someone who is interested in becoming an …

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Our new project: Angel Lounge

As we continue to evolve our efforts at StartupLounge.com, we’re always trying to find new and innovative ways to foster early-stage entrepreneurship in the Southeast. In anticipation of our next StartupLounge.com Capital Connections event, we have decided to hold another quarterly event: Angel Lounge. There are a lot of new angel investors out there, as …

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StartupLounge CapConn Q1/2008

If you are an early-stage entrepreneur in the Southeast U.S., and you want to come hang out with a couple hundred like-minded investors and entrepreneurs, you won’t want to miss the next StartupLounge.com Capital Connections event. Cheers.

Intel Gets It …

There was a great article today on thedeal.com entitled “Intel Capital Says Yes to Seed Investing”. Great read! My favorite quote (attention all VCs, syndicates, and LPs in the Southeast): I couldn’t agree more. For some reason, this got me thinking about LPs. So much has been said about the lack of early-stage capital in …

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The Venture Capital Numbers Game

As I promised in my recent post on linear entrepreneurship, I have put down my thoughts on venture capital as a “numbers game.” Venture capital is a numbers game, but in more ways than you may realize if you are an entrepreneur living anywhere other than places like California, Boston, or Chicago. While I consider …

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IBLOKS, UBLOKS, we all BLOKS!

iBloks is a new media play that recently announced a $3M round of financing, which followed a $500K angel round. Some folks out there have questioned the “utility” value of such a product, and the motives of the investors who parted the linings of their wallets to pony up the $3M.

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