Interview of Dan Martell, An Angel Investor

Interview of Dan Martell, An Angel Investor

Dan Martell is a serial entrepreneur and an angel investor with a portfolio of about 15 tech startups.  This week, I interviewed Dan about his investment philosophy and his advices for entrepreneurs in raising money.

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An interview of Richard Sudek, an Angel Investor

An interview of Richard Sudek, an Angel Investor

Below is our note from a portion of the interview of Richard Sudek, an angel investor and director of the Leatherby Center at the Chapman University.  The interview was conducted by JJ Richa, Managing Director at Trenchant Ventures, LLC – a private equity firm with concentration on distressed business acquisition and restructuring.

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Interview of Paul Bricault, Founder/Managing Director of Amplify.LA

Interview of Paul Bricault, Founder/Managing Director of Amplify.LA

Amplify.LA is a new startup accelerator in Los Angeles that provides $50K seed funding, office space and hands-on mentorship to tech startup entrepreneurs. Paul Bricault, Founder of Amplify.LA, was a partner at Greycoft Venture and a veteran startup investor, with an impressive portfolio of such companies as Beach Mint, Burstly, ContextLogic, Gamesalad, Needly, Mtime, Pose and Wide Orbit. In this interview, Paul shared with us the grand vision for Amplify.LA in shaping the Los Angeles tech startup ecosystem and the investment philosophy used in selecting startups to the program.

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Interview of Sam Teller, Managing Director of Launchpad.LA

Interview of Sam Teller, Managing Director of Launchpad.LA

Launchpad.LA is the startup accelerator and mentorship program founded by renowned VC Mark Suster.  The organization has an amazing track record with its graduating entrepreneurs.  Since its inception 2.5 years ago, it has already provided support to 23 tech startups, among which 19 of them have received further funding, and 5 of them have already been acquired.  The current class has 10 up and coming startups.  

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How to raise money – with Martin Soorjoo, aka “Pitch Doctor”

How to raise money – with Martin Soorjoo, aka “Pitch Doctor”

Martin Soorjoor is a lawyer turned startup advocate, helping startups of various stages raise money. He’s the founder of Investor Pitch Clinic. In this interview, Martin talks about how to prepare for a pitch, how to do research on potential investors and how to handle difficult questions from VCs or angel investors.

Here is the interview:
Here is the interview.

PS. This interview was conducted in June 2010 and migrated from our previous site AsAble.com.

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Networking advice from a legendary Silicon Valley networker, Heidi Roizen

Networking advice from a legendary Silicon Valley networker, Heidi Roizen

Heidi Roizen is known as the legendary networker of the Silicon Valley.  She is one of very few people in the world that is a personal friend of both Steve Jobs and Bill Gates.  Imminent tech industry events are frequently held in her backyard.

She achieved amazing success as an entrepreneur in the tech world as a woman in the 80’s without a background in tech.  She founded T/Maker in 1983 which was later acquired by Deluxe Corp.  She later became VP of Apple, then Managing Director of Mobius Venture Capital (a $2B technology fund).

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