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How to get Angel Investors Supporting Your Business Course


How to get Angel Investors Supporting Your Business
How to get Angel Investors Supporting Your Business

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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.

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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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Course Rating (By Learners): 4 stars based on 64 votes
Course Title: How to get Angel Investors Supporting Your Business
Course #: 404
Course Publisher: Stanford
Course Category: 2
Content Origin:
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:
Creative Commons License
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
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Validation: Level 5
ALISON Testing: Yes
Certification Availability
PDF Download: Yes
Parchment: Yes
Framed Certification: Yes

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  • Warren Wetzel
    Warren Wetzel United States of America This was more about Silicon Valley startups and very little about other types of startups. There were some good info over all, but I thought it was to centered around one type of business. 2016-07-18 22:07:02
  • Hessah Ahmad
    Hessah Ahmad Saudi Arabia We must make sure that the investor who is negotiating with us is the right person for our project , and has experience in this area, in order to benefit from his experience in addition to presenting all kinds of support to Parwekma , and I know that the support is not limited to just financial support. Thsnk you for support me in this lecture :) 2016-05-21 04:05:52
  • Jillian Decker
    Jillian Decker United States of America Very smooth course! 2016-02-16 17:02:04
  • Ibrahim Rudasingwa
    Ibrahim Rudasingwa France I am very thankful for the course. It is very enjoyble. I just suggest a written version or subtitles of videos. Thanks very much. 2015-11-29 17:11:31
  • Gloria Phillips
    Gloria Phillips United States of America Excellent course, very encouraging! 2015-09-25 11:09:07
  • Minudi Lore
    Minudi Lore Kenya This is a great course on how to get Angel Investors to support a business course. Angel investors are interested in startup businesses which require USD 50 to 100k of funding. The entrepreneur must have a product or service that has been tested in the market to assess it's viability as customers opinion matters in assessing the soundness of an idea. Following are the steps I would take to get angel investors to support my business course. 1. Test market the viability of the product or service 2. Ensure that the funding needs are between USD 50 to 100k 3. Propose a business which has efficiency and low burn rate of funds. The business should have low staffing levels, less than ten in the initial stages. This will ensure less wastage and enforce productivity 4. Prepare a presentation with a very good executive summary which will act as the elevator pitch to the Angel investors and to ensure that I get invited to the next stages of the process which include a) a meeting with the Angel investor b) assessment c) funding where successful and d) an introduction to a VC for the next level of funding Knowing what the Angel investors look for helps in strengthening my case as there are other entrepreneurs who are competing for the attention of the Angel investors. 2015-09-14 17:09:25
  • Minudi Lore
    Minudi Lore Kenya This is a great course on how to get Angel Investors to support a business course. Angel investors are interested in startup businesses which require USD 50 to 100k of funding. The entrepreneur must have a product or service that has been tested in the market to assess it's viability as customers opinion matters in assessing the soundness of an idea. Following are the steps I would take to get angel investors to support my business course. 1. Test market the viability of the product or service 2. Ensure that the funding needs are between USD 50 to 100k 3. Propose a business which has efficiency and low burn rate of funds. The business should have low staffing levels, less than ten in the initial stages. This will ensure less wastage and enforce productivity 4. Prepare a presentation with a very good executive summary which will act as the elevator pitch to the Angel investors and to ensure that I get invited to the next stages of the process which include a) a meeting with the Angel investor b) assessment c) funding where successful and d) an introduction to a VC for the next level of funding Knowing what the Angel investors look for helps in strengthening my case as there are other entrepreneurs who are competing for the attention of the Angel investors. 2015-09-14 17:09:49
  • Minudi Lore
    Minudi Lore Kenya Angel investors are interested in start ups that have huge potential for growth and need funding in the range of USD 50k to 100k. To get an angel investor to support your business course you need to have, not just an idea, but a product or service that has been tested in the market to assess it's viability. The opinions of the customers matter in assessing the soundness of the idea. Secondly, angel investors are interested in low cost and low burn rate companies. One way of keeping costs down is to have a lean and mean structure that ensures that there is less waste and more productivity from the team. Startups should have staffing levels of not more than ten in their initially years of operation. The third item that entrepreneurs should do in the search for an angel investor is to present their ideas well. A great executive summary (elevator pitch) would catch the attention of the angel investors and would open the doors for the next steps which are a meeting, assessment, background searches and funding if all goes well. 2015-09-09 17:09:57
  • Pitso Makatile
    Pitso Makatile South Africa There is much value in the information I received from the lessons and I can know what basics to establish after or during funding process. 2015-06-23 14:06:48
  • Invest Caribbean
    Invest Caribbean United States of America Great short course! 2015-06-20 16:06:06
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