For better or worse, Micro-VC’s and Super Angels seem to be the new intriguing sub-segment within Venture Capital. Funds like First Round Capital, Floodgate, Lowercase, Founder Collective, IA Venture Partners, Harrison Metal, and Felicis and individuals like Ron Conway, Keith Rabois and others show up multiple times a day on TechCrunch and seem to be behind every high profile investment in the internet world.
How did this happen? Are these groups just a new fad or is a fundamental and long lasting change happening in the early-stage financing eco-system?
Here’s a quick primer on this new category of early-stage investor: