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Angel Group Displeased with New SEC Rules

Not everyone is pleased by securities regulators’ approval of a rule change that will allow private companies and investment firms in fundraising mode to advertise and speak publicly about their plans. The Angel Capital Association warns that the new rules will eliminate the ability of angel investors to self-certify their status as accredited investors.

IPad App Developer Haiku Deck Snags $3M

Haiku Deck, which makes an iPad app to make it simple to create and share presentations,announced it has raised $3 million in a Series A round. Trilogy Partnership led the round, which included participation from Madrona Venture Group, Founders Co-op and individual investors, including Sarah Leary (co-founder of Nextdoor). Haiku Deck had previously raised less than $1 million in seed funding.

Super Angel Boris Wertz Raises $15M Fund

This morning, Vancouver-based Boris Wertz announced on his blog the launch of Version One Ventures and that he’s raised $15 million for the microVC fund. The fund–which last week took part in the Series A funding of Top Hat Monocle–will invest $250,000 to $500,000 in seed and Series A deals for consumer Internet, ecommerce, SaaS […]

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Angel Investing Tsunami Continues To Build

The current wave of angel investing shows few signs of peaking. “There is more seed money now than I have seen in my life,” said Matt Miller, Walden Venture Capital managing director, at Thursday afternoon’s Plug and Play Expo. And there doesn’t seem to be an end in sight. “I don’t think this is suddenly […]

Angel Investing Rose 4.7% In The First Half Of Year

Angel investments rose 4.7% during the first half of the year to $8.9 billion as angels shifted their attention back to seed and startup deals. A total of 26,300 companies and entrepreneurial initiatives received money, which was up 4.4% from the same period in 2010, according to a study by the Center for Venture Research […]

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Australian Startup 99designs Raises $35M From Accel, Angels

Australian startup 99designs said Thursday it raised a Series A investment of $35 million led by Accel Partners and joined by angel investors Michael Dearing of Harrison Metal, Dave Goldberg of Survey Monkey, Flickr co-founder Stewart Butterfield and Squarespace founder Anthony Casalena. The company runs an online marketplace for crowdsourced graphic design services. The investment […]

Angel Investing In 2010 Shows Signs Of An Inflating Bubble

Angels were particularly active last year – perhaps more than previously thought – with a strong rise in dollars placed and an expansion in overall deal size. The rising deal size is among the most interesting observations from a report the University of New Hampshire’s Center for Venture Research released Tuesday. The study found angels […]

Angel Survey From Fenwick & West Finds Rounds Increasing In Size

The seed stage environment has undergone changes in recent years as it seems more angels are actively pursuing startups and raising institutional-like funds. In part, the angels have no shortage of young companies to go after because many Internet companies and mobile app developers can launch with far less cash than in previous years. The […]

Who Are The Most Influential VCs and Angels? Check Out This List

Any list of the 100 most influential venture capitalists and angels should include the likes of John Doerr, Ron Conway and Michael Moritz, right? Not necessarily. And not if the list you’re referring to is the “100 Most Influential VCs, Angels and Investors” compiled by Lucy Marcus, the Huffington Post columnist and the non-executive board […]

Conference Hound Raises Seed Round From Angels

Conference Hound said Thursday it raised a seed round of funding from various angels and other investors. The San Francisco company provides a platform featuring conventions, trade shows and conferences. No financial details were released. PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Conference Hound Fetches Seed Round Funding Online Resource Helps Attendees, Speakers Find and Connect With […]

Scoop: CommonAngels Is Half Way To New $20M Fund

Massachusetts-based CommonAngels is hoping to raise a $20 million microcap fund and having some success. The firm closed on $10 million of the total last year, according to a Dec. 20 filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. It is actively seeking the remainder, says one source with knowledge of the plans. The focus of […]

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