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How to get Angel Investors Supporting Your Business


How to get Angel Investors Supporting Your Business

How to get Angel Investors Supporting Your Business

Learn how to get angel investors to support your business.


Students: 1,487
Course Description

The term 'Angel Investor' started in the 1930's when people invested in movies that were being produced in Hollywood. The term carried its way into the technology sector and today 'Angel Investor' describes an individual who invests in early stage companies or start-ups.
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In this free online course Ron Conway and Mike Maples discuss what an Angel Investor can do for early stage companies and what criteria investors use to give financial backing to companies. They explain how investors assess failure and success, and what advice they would give to start-ups. They also explain how the important transition for any company from an Angel Investor to Venture Capitalists should proceed. This course will be of great interest to entrepreneurs or business professionals who work in early stage companies or start-ups and are considering applying for financial support from Angel Investors. Few people can advise on angel investing better than Ron Conway and Mike Maples. If you are thinking of raising angel investment capital, we suggest you first study this free online course.

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Learning Outcomes

Learning outcomes: - How to match an Angel Investor with a business; - Understand what Angel Investors do; - Assessing failure and success; - Transitioning from an Angel Investor to a Venture Capitalist


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Module Title
Module 1: How to get angel investors supporting your business
Module 2: Angel Investors Assessment

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Course Title How to get Angel Investors Supporting Your Business
Course # 404
Course Publisher Stanford
Course Category 2
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Course Description  The term 'Angel Investor' started in the 1930's when people invested in movies that were being produced in Hollywood. The term carried its way into the technology sector and today 'Angel Investor' describes an individual who invests in early stage companies or start-ups. In this free online course Ron Conway and Mike Maples discuss what an Angel Investor can do for early stage companies and what criteria investors use to give financial backing to companies. They explain how investors assess failure and success, and what advice they would give to start-ups. They also explain how the important transition for any company from an Angel Investor to Venture Capitalists should proceed. This course will be of great interest to entrepreneurs or business professionals who work in early stage companies or start-ups and are considering applying for financial support from Angel Investors. Few people can advise on angel investing better than Ron Conway and Mike Maples. If you are thinking of raising angel investment capital, we suggest you first study this free online course.
License  This course is available from Stanford OpenCourseWare through the following Creative Commons licence:
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Release Date 13 April 2012
   
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Course Duration (Avg Learner) 1-2 Hours
Video/Audio High
Audio Only None
Animation None
Assessments Yes
 
Education Level
Age appropriateness 18+ Years
Minimum Grade/Class Level Higher High Secondary School
 
Validation Level 5
ALISON Testing Yes
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PDF Download Yes
Parchment Yes
Framed Certification Yes
   
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  • Janice Little United States of America Submit your business plan and a letter of introduction. I have no idea how its done which is why I'm taking the course. 2014-11-24 15:11:15
  • Lex Tan Germany Simple and understandable 2014-11-21 21:11:03
  • Mauricio Ortega United States of America Great Info Thanks! Alison.com 2014-07-28 21:07:28
  • Veronica Natale Canada Awesome! I never knew all that went into angel investing! 2014-07-24 04:07:38
  • Prince Jidayi Nigeria excellent course about angel investors in startups 2014-07-16 04:07:08
  • Samvel Aleksanyan Armenia Great course! 2014-06-01 14:06:41
  • Sunny Trencio Saudi Arabia great information 2014-05-06 13:05:23
  • Thelma Eyvette Marie Hughes United States of America It was very informative. I didn't realize any entrepreneur could get angel investors or even that these angels were so wide spread. And I thought Silicon Valley was a desert country kind of place, not a business venture mentality. I highly recommend this simple course for those who want to become successful in business. I've owned a business for 29 years...in name only! It never was successful.. I can guarantee it will succeed now that I have this information to look to again and again. Thank you Alison for making this available to dummies like me!!! (I'm not really a dummy, am I?) Just kidding...Lol. 2014-03-27 16:03:01
  • Gary Miller United States of America Course Module: Module 1: How to get angel investors supporting your business Course Topic: Balancing Team, Idea, and Market Comment: Very informative content. Just what I needed at this point. 2013-06-03 00:06:02
  • Frederick Anning Ghana Course Module: Module 2: Angel Investors AssessmentCourse Topic: Angel Investors AssessmentComment: A potential investor is likely to invest in a business if the project to invest in is worthwhile, this means that the project will yield high returns (profitable. The profitability of a project is what an investor will likely look at in order to realize returns of his investment 2013-05-24 17:05:09
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