Startup Investing: 3 Things Every Investor Must Know

Thinking about how you can invest in startups? 

As our funds and team are now filled with top angel investors and venture capitalists, we are happy to tell you learning how to invest in startups is the single most important and valuable thing you will ever do once you have the capital to deploy into top startups.

Here are three things about venture capital and startup investing you need to remember: 

1) Invest in people.  Every founder should be vetted and you must know their backstory, before you invest. But at the end of the day, a company is nothing more than the founders and CEOs who run them, which is why you must always consider who's in charge before investing.

2) The product must fill a need or change consumer psychology/behavior.  If the product is merely a mirror of an existing idea or concept, and lacks originality of ingenuity, it's not the right fit. 

3) Invest, and be patient.  Startup investing at Angel Kings is profitable, big league!  However, we do want to be clear that our goal is to invest in the first seed rounds in companies that will go public vis-a-vis an IPO.  Thus, this process can take 3 to 7 years on average (sometimes longer), but the potential for a 100x return does exist... and sometimes greater.

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The Angel Kings Team


The photo herein is a picture of investing expert Ross Blankenship meeting with InDinero CEO Jessica Mah.  Blankenship is a successful investor in top startups like InDinero and believes firmly that Mah represents rule #1 about why you should always look to people first, before you invest!

The JOBS Act and Startup Investing

Since the passage of the JOBS Act in 2012, there has never been a better time to invest in startups.  The doors are opening wider for investors to be a part of the new startup boom, and the conversations between investors and startups have never been so loud and public.   The risk and potential reward have always been great.  But those investors who keep their eyes open and listen can turn the risk and reward in their favor.  

Startup and angel investing is the new frontier for you to make maximum investment returns on your money. The closed-door process of venture capital has changed over the recent years that you are now allowed to invest in a startup during the seed level and get access before it becomes an IPO.  You also have the fortunate opportunity of positively impacting society.        

Here are examples of two successful angel investors for you to consider.  In August 2004, Peter Thiel wrote a $500,000 check for an angel investment in Facebook, giving him a 10.2% stake in the company. By the end of the company’s lockout period in August 2012, Thiel had pocketed $1 billion in cash, or thousands of times return on his initial investment.  

Ronald Wayne co–founded Apple with Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak. He received a 10% stake in Apple, which he sold for $800 two weeks later in April 1976. His 10% stake would have been worth more than $70 billion today.

Investing in Angel Kings puts you, the investor, in the best position to write a check, invest in the next Facebook and earn returns like Thiel.

We’ll show you how to find top startups like Thiel did, and how not to sell your stake too early, like Wayne did.  With our help, you won’t need the experience of having started your own company or become a founder to know what works and what doesn’t:  we’ve already been there.  

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