Angel Investing: The Gust Guide to Making Money and Having Fun Investing in Startups

Angel Investing: The Gust Guide to Making Money and Having Fun Investing in Startups

by David S. Rose
     
 

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Achieve annual returns of 25% or more with a well-designed angel portfolio

Written by David S. Rose, the founder of Gust—the global platform that powers the world of organized professional angel investing—Angel Investing is a comprehensive, entertaining guide that walks readers through every step of the way to becoming a

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Achieve annual returns of 25% or more with a well-designed angel portfolio

Written by David S. Rose, the founder of Gust—the global platform that powers the world of organized professional angel investing—Angel Investing is a comprehensive, entertaining guide that walks readers through every step of the way to becoming a successful angel investor. It is illustrated with stories from among the 90+ companies in which David has invested during a 25 year career as one of the world’s most active business angels and includes instructions on how to get started, how to find and evaluate opportunities, and how to pursue and structure investments to maximize your returns.

From building your reputation as a smart investor, to negotiating fair deals, adding value to your portfolio companies and helping them implement smart exit strategies, David provides both the fundamental strategies and the specific tools you need to take full advantage of this rapidly growing asset class. He details the advantages of joining an angel group, explains how seed and venture funds can help leverage an investor’s resources, and reveals how recent regulatory changes and new online platforms are making startup investing accessible to millions of Americans.

Making money is no longer about sitting back and reading stock listings, David says. It is now about being part owner of an exciting startup that can be fun and financially rewarding. Angel Investing teaches investors how to carefully select and manage investments, establish a long term view, and approach angel investing as a serious part of an alternative asset portfolio while also enjoying being an integral part of an exciting new venture.

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
06/01/2014
This how-to guide is aimed at readers interested in learning more about the relatively new field of angel investing, which involves investing in a variety of private, start-up companies with high-growth potential. Entrepreneur Rose has been an angel investor for about 15 years and founded the New York Angels group and gust.com, a platform for connecting entrepreneurs and investors. His investing background proves an asset, as he takes a multidisciplinary approach. Angel basics—such as financial skills and what to look for in a start-up company—are included, as well as more peripheral topics like funding platforms and how to become better known in the field. Rose addresses both the pros and cons of the practice while emphasizing that not everyone is cut out for it. He states that if they work judiciously these investors can financially outperform those who focus on other investment classes—however, the evidence cited comes from the author's website. While this title is clearly written, Rose plugs that site a bit too often. The book is also presented in first person, which at times makes it seem too much about the author. VERDICT For those already familiar with more common forms of investing (venture capital, mutual funds, etc.) who would like to learn more about angel investing.—Leigh Mihlrad, FDIC Lib., Washington, D.C.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781118858257
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
04/28/2014
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
304
Sales rank:
500,277
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.10(d)

Meet the Author

DAVID S. ROSE is a serial entrepreneur, Inc 500 CEO and one of the world’s most active angel investors. Described by Forbes as “New York’s Archangel,” by BusinessWeek as a “world conquering entrepreneur,” and by Red Herring as “patriarch of Silicon Alley”, David has founded or funded over 90 high tech companies. He is the founder and CEO of Gust, the international collaboration platform for startup financing used by over 50,000 accredited angel investors, 1000 angel groups and venture capital funds, and 250,000 entrepreneurs. Gust received the SIIA CODiE Award for Best Collaboration Solution in both 2012 and 2013, as well as the 2012 SWIFT/Innotribe Award as the world’s most innovative financial technology company.

David is also Managing Partner of Rose Tech Ventures, an early stage angel fund; Founder and Chairman Emeritus of New York Angels, the most active angel group in America; and Associate Founder and Founding Track Chair for Finance, Entrepreneurship and Economics at Singularity University, the Google/NASA-sponsored post-graduate program in exponential technologies. A native New Yorker, David has a BA from Yale University, an MBA in Finance from Columbia Business School, and a D. Eng. h.c. from Stevens Institute of Technology.

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