- Shopping Bag ( 0 items )
PENNIES FROM HEAVEN
This book offers all the information entrepreneurs need for finding elusive angel investors. Comprehensive, eminently readable, and based on the authors' years of experience dealing with venture capital firms, angels, and entrepreneurs, this book covers all the angles on angels:
* What are angels and what do they want?
* Different types of angels
* Pitching and preparing for angels
* Finding angels
* Working with angels
* The future of angel investing
Attracting Capital from Angels is the ultimate guide to finding the money your business needs to get on its feet-and make a run at success.
Foreword by Randy Haykin.
WHAT IS AN ANGEL AND WHAT DO ANGELS WANT?
CHAPTER 1: The Fascinating World of Angel Investors.
CHAPTER 2: Trends in Angel Investing.
CHAPTER 3: What Is an Angel Investor?
CHAPTER 4: Why Do People Want to Be Angels?
CHAPTER 5: The Challenges of Being an Angel.
CHAPTER 6: Angels Compared to Venture Capitalists.
CHAPTER 7: What Do Angels Want?
CHAPTER Entrepreneur Characteristics That Attract Angels.
TYPES OF ANGELS.
CHAPTER 9: The Many, Many Types of Angels.
CHAPTER 10: When Angels and Venture Capitalists Are on.
CHAPTER 11: Devil in a Blue Suit: Spotting Frauds and Cheats.
PREPARING FOR A GLIMPSE OF HEAVEN.
CHAPTER 12: Why an Attorney Is an Absolute Must.
CHAPTER 13: Putting Together Your Advisory Board.
CHAPTER 14: The Poor, Misunderstood Business Plan.
CHAPTER 15: The All-Important Marketing Plan.
CHAPTER 16: Do Angels Put Any Credence in Business Plans?
CHAPTER 17: Polishing Your Pitch.
FINDING AN ANGEL.
CHAPTER 18: How Do Angels Find the Deals?
CHAPTER 19: Why Do Angels Band Together?
CHAPTER 20: Behind Closed Doors 189
CHAPTER 21: Tracking the Flight Path of Angels Is Difficult: They Don't Show Up on Radar.
CHAPTER 22: Making It Easy for an Angel to Find You.
YOU'VE FOUND AN ANGEL -
CHAPTER 23: To Invest or Not to Invest: That Is the Question.
CHAPTER 24: The Mystery of Valuation.
CHAPTER 25: Coming to Terms.
CHAPTER 26: Entrepreneurs Who Attracted Angels to Their Company.
LIVING WITH AN ANGEL.
CHAPTER 27: Advantages of an Angel Investing in a Company.
CHAPTER 28: Working with an Angel after the Close.
CHAPTER 29: Tales from the Venture Vault.
THE FUTURE OF ANGEL INVESTING.
CHAPTER 30: Making the Angel Investment Market More Efficient.
CHAPTER 31: Outlook: What a Wonderful World It Could Be.
APPENDIX: Experts Who Contributed to Attracting Capital from Angels.
Posted April 20, 2003
'The complexity of business in economically demanding times makes finding constructive angels that much more challenging. The advice and tips in Attracting Capital from Angels are, therefore, invaluable. The wisdom offered here is not just for start-ups or neophytes, but is a well-timed companion to already existing resources and approaches to helping a business in all phases of development. It's also a great manual for people who want to share their knowledge (and invest capital) as an angel. I plan to recommend Attracting Capital from Angels to every entrepreneur I run into in the future who asks for mentoring sources. Great job!' (Bob Bozeman, General Partner, Angel Investors, LP)Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted August 30, 2002
In over 35 years as a serial entrepreneur, investment banker and angel investor, I've come across dozens of books addressing various aspects of raising money, writing a business plan and/or finding investors. Most rehash existing theories and consolidate existing sources of research and advice on the topic. Brian and Dee have done a remarkable job of gathering fresh information through direct interviews, original essays and new surveys. The result is a truly enlightening, useful and very readable work which should become The Bible for anyone thinking of starting a business, financing an existing one, or investing as an angel themselves. A must read even for someone just interested in learning more about Angel Investing, a little known area of our economy which just happens to be one of the most powerful drivers of our free enterprise system. Bob Geras, President LaSalle Investments IncorporatedWas this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted July 25, 2002
'Dee and Brian, the authors of 'Attracting Capital From Angels' have diligently researched and compiled a manual for all entrepreneurs seeking Angel funding and advice. While most books on Angels and venture capital focus on abstract concepts and financial theory, this one is directly relevant to real situations and contains invaluable tips to successfully secure funding for many ventures in a difficult environment.' Frank A. McGrew IVWas this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted July 26, 2002
'I've just finished reading 'Attracting Capital From Angels' by Power & Hill and I immediately phoned our University bookstore. 'Attracting Capital From Angels: How their Money & Their Experience Can Help You Build a Successful Company' has just been added to their last tremendous book 'Inside Secrets to Venture Capital' as the two main texts for our MBA class in Venture Capital. These no-nonsense texts cut through the myth and hype about raising venture capital. They are clear and concise: powerful tools for raising funds that should never be more than an arms-length away from your business plan.' Dr. Bruce Borup Asst. Professor of Entrepreneurship Chair, Business Administration Department Alaska Pacific UniversityWas this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.