Actionable Summary – Angel: How to Invest in Technology Startups

Actionable Summary on Jason Calacanis’ Angel. “They say no one gets there alone, and halfway through my career, I can tell you this is the truest thing I know.”- Angel, Kindle Location 3169-3170

Jason Calacanis is a technology entrepreneur, angel investor, and popular podcaster. In Angel: How to Invest in Technology Startups, his seasoned and candid advice provides a wonderful perspective on the world of angel investing. Invaluable investing wisdom is delivered through personal stories and highly actionable steps.

Accredited individuals—known as angel investors—provide investment in the earliest stage of startup companies. Calacanis navigates first-time angel investors through relationships, funding, and evaluation.

What you will enjoy most about Calacanis’ approach is his no-nonsense way of storytelling. He sorts through the hype and goes directly to the substance of angel investing. Broken down into digestible chapters, Angel provides a solid foundational education to any student or advisor.

  • The Big Idea: Do the Work – Prepare for the Meetings
  • Insight #1: Fight for Pro Rata Rights
  • Insight #2: Become a Startup Detective

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