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5 Tips on Negotiating an Investment Deal

5 Tips on Negotiating an Investment Deal Last night I listened to attorney Karen McKercher presenting tips for negotiating an investment deal to a group of angel investors (the Willamette Angel Conference members). I think her list of five points is good reading for both sides of the table, both startup founders and angel investors. Here’s a summary (points are Karen’s, and the explanations are my summary): Balanced interest. If a deal isn’t good for both sides, it isn’t a ...

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How is this different from venture capital funding?

Generally, angel investors do not invest in deals greater than $1 million whereas venture capital firms typically are not looking at deals under this amount. As an angel, you make your own decisions as opposed to a board or group of people representing investors that have pooled their money. Entrepreneurs often expect that you may be more involved in the business and may provide assistance in ways that venture capital firms do not. You also do not typically own as ...

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12 Rules for Investing in Someone Else’s Business

12 Rules for Investing in Someone Else’s Business 1. Don’t be “sold” investments. You select your investments. Don’t blindly accept a friend’s or family member’s pitch. If you haven’t established your own investment goals, do not invest in anything until you do so. Without your own goals or standards, you lack a basis for assessing the opportunity. You leave yourself vulnerable to the sales pitch that sounds good. Only get into investments that meet your criteria. Check out the business ...

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The benefits and pitfalls of investing in someone else’s business

Arguably, it could be easier to invest in or outright purchase a small business that is already up and running than establishing a new one from scratch. Although you need to know what type of business you want to invest in, you also need to present yourself as a serious investor otherwise the deal may pass you buy. This will require you undertake extensive research to illustrate you are prepared to begin the process. Investing in a business without taking ...

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天使投资人 (angel Investor): 有钱人怎么玩投资

天使投资人 (angel Investor): 有钱人怎么玩投资 美国现在有 500-720 万人被认证为是“投资人”。这群人大约占了美国总人口的 1%,每人的平均年收入超过 20 万美元,或净资产超过 100 万美元。 投资界将资金投入到创业企业中的这种趋势被称为是天使投资。根据罗盛最新的调查,美国有约 75.6 万天使投资人,他们提供天使投资或参与朋友、家人的创业融资。

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The 8 Best Digital Tools For Angel Investors

As a startup investor, you need to understand that the investments you make are highly risky and illiquid for 5-10 years on average. With big risk, however, comes the potential for incredible returns. To give you an idea of what’s possible, if you would have invested $1,000 in Facebook in 2005, it would approximately be worth $624,500 today, which is a 62,450% return on investment (ROI). Or imagine you invested $1,000 into Airbnb in 2009, which today would be worth ...

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Investing with a Purpose

Why are you investing? It’s OK if you have many different answers for this question, but there is a big problem if you have no answer at all. Investing is like driving – it is best done with your eyes open! Joking aside, having clear reasons or purposes for investing is critical to investing successfully. Like training in a gym, investing can become difficult, tedious and even dangerous if you are not working toward a goal and monitoring your progress. ...

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Angel Tax Incentive

Malaysia Angel Tax Incentive In the Malaysian 2012 Budget, the Prime Minister has announced a tax incentive for angel investors which would allow for an angel investor to be accorded a tax relief of up to RM500,000 p.a, in the 3rd year (after 2 years) of his/her shareholding. The angel tax incentive is designed to encourage more angel investments from the private sector into early stage companies in technology space. As such, an Angel Tax Incentive Office is set up ...

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