Angel Investment Network’s Weekly Twitter Roundup

Angel Investment News:  

  • Five great Canadian and US Angels share their vision and field of investment: http://ow.ly/cqx8Q 
  • Irish Start-Up Schemes for Business Vastly Underused due to a Lack of Awareness: http://ow.ly/cqzbd 
  • The contrasting views of Brad Feld and Dave Balters on Angel Investing, and how to keep your portfolio grounded: http://ow.ly/cqBNt 
  • Irish VCs invested €60 million in 2011 – up 43% from 2010: http://ow.ly/cqF9e 
  • The 50 Best Angel Investors In Silicon Valley from Business Insider: http://ow.ly/cskH3
  • Philadelphia-area firms get $58M in venture funding in the last quarter: http://ow.ly/ctYCQ
  • PayPal co-founder Peter Thiel makes first Aussie start-up investment, leading a $1.2 million investment in ScriptRock: http://ow.ly/ctYRx
  • Gary Vaynerchuck on Angel Investing: http://ow.ly/cuLty
  • All $12M in 2012 Minnesota Angel Tax Credits have already been allocated: http://ow.ly/cxpRR

Business Plans & Pitching:

Fund Raising:

Marketing & Social Media:

  • Infographic – 5 Insights into Global Social Media in 2012: http://ow.ly/csiML
  • 7 Tips for Creating a Social Media Plan for Your Business: http://ow.ly/cu1AB . How’s your social media plan working out?
  • Testing the Impact of Your Social Media Posting on Search Engine Results:  http://ow.ly/cu1Oi 

Start-Up & Entrepreneurship:

  • The Top 10 Teenage Entrepreneur Millionaires: http://ow.ly/cqAyN . Which other teenage entrepreneur millionaires can you think of?
  • 10 Lessons I’ve Learned in my First Startup Job out of College… http://ow.ly/cshyS 
  • 10 video resources every entrepreneur should know: http://ow.ly/csh21. Which video resources would you recommend?
  • A Startup Advisory Board Dream Team is Priceless: http://ow.ly/cshMm. Did you put together a team of advisors for your startup?
  • 4 Common Startup Mistakes To Avoid from Francine Hardaway who has coached over 700 startups: http://ow.ly/ctZb4
  • Infographic – The Complete Walk-Through to Grow Your Business Online: http://ow.ly/cuLqe

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Read anything interesting? Feel free to add links to any articles or resources you’d like to share with the angel community.

Or are you looking to raise funding?  Send me a summary of your project at mike@angelinvestmentnetwork.co.uk and we’ll try to help.

Angel Investment Network’s Weekly Funding Roundup

Here’s a roundup of some of the recent seed-stage and angel deals from around the world:

  • Privcap, a digital media company focused on video content for the global private capital market, has raised undisclosed seed funding
  • DraftKings, an online fantasy sports startup, has closed a seed round of $1.4 million in a round led by Atlas Venture
  • Falcon Social, an IT platform that helps customers to manage their presence in social media, has raised funding from NorthCap Partners
  • Jeeran, whose mission to empower the Arab World by giving its people tools to generate their own local content, raises seed funding
  • Retention Science, a Santa Monica, CA-based provider of big data retention marketing platform, has raised a $1.3m in seed funding
  • TreSensa, who’s building a cloud-based HTML5 game development platform for mobile and social games, has landed $1 million in angel funding
  • SaveUp, a financial rewards program that essentially “gamifies” user savings and paying down debt, has closed on $4 million funding
  • Keen.io, a mobile analytics startup, has announced a $750,000 series A seed round from venture capital firms and angel investors
  • BaubleBar, a startup that promises high-quality jewelry at affordable prices, raises $4.5 million Series A funding from Accel and Greycroft
  • StackSocial, a digital commerce startup that aims to match web publishers with readers, has announced $800,000 in seed funding
  • Chute, a platform that provides tools to capture, manage and display your media, lands $2.7 million funding from VC’s and angel investors
  • Xamarin, which empowers businesses to rapidly build rich, native iOS, Android and Windows apps, has raised $12 million Series A financing
  • Instamojo, a tech startup which provides solution that lets you give away your stuff by sharing unique links, lands angel investment
  • WhoSay, a personal media management platform for film, television, music and sports personalities, has secured $12 million Series C funding
  • EcoScraps, a leading provider of organic, chemical- and manure-free lawn and garden products, lands $1.5 million series A venture financing
  • Chaordix, the global standard in crowdsourced market intelligence, gets Series A venture capital financing led by Yaletown Venture Partners
  • Pinstant Karma, the first online dating platform to incorporate pin-board technology, has closed a significant round of seed funding

To get regular updates, come follow us on Twitter: http://twitter.com/angel__network or register for our blog at http://www.angelinvestmentnetwork.net/wp-login.php?action=register.

Have you managed to raise capital for your company?  We always love to hear from entrepreneurs who manage to get funded.

Or are you looking to raise funding?  Send me a summary of your project at mike@angelinvestmentnetwork.co.uk and we’ll try to help.

Infographic – Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Pinterest – A Social Media Checklist For Businesses

This infographic shows how to best leverage platforms such as Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Google+ and Pinterest, as well as blogs and video.

Source: http://www.thewholebraingroup.com/sensible-social-media-checklist-v20-infographic/

Angel Investment Network’s Weekly Twitter Roundup

Angel Investment News:  

  • How Dave McClure Captures Perfectly The Agony and the Ecstasy of Silicon Valley: http://ow.ly/cg9B0
  • 4 reasons VCs should check out Ohio: http://ow.ly/cg8Tw. Could Ohio be the answer for investors looking for quality deals?
  • U.S. Venture Capital Has Its Biggest Quarter Since Dot-Com Days: http://ow.ly/chjBW
  • Dell has created a $60 million venture fund to invest in the development of data storage technology: http://ow.ly/cjOqO

Business Plans & Pitching:

Fund Raising:

Marketing & Social Media:

  • Infographic – Believable Branding: What Form of Brand Messaging Do Consumers Buy Into? http://ow.ly/cgb4t
  • Infographic – Social Media vs Traditional Media. What are the pros and cons of each? http://ow.ly/ceLhh
  • Growthink’s Dave Lavinsky Explains How to Track Email Marketing Success: http://ow.ly/cg9oD. How do you track your email marketing?
  • Infographic – Maximize your Tweets: http://ow.ly/cgaxF
  • 16 Creative Ways to Use Twitter for Business: http://ow.ly/cgddu

Start-Up & Entrepreneurship:

To stay updated, come follow us on Twitter: http://twitter.com/angel__network or register for our blog at http://www.angelinvestmentnetwork.net/wp-login.php?action=register.

Read anything interesting? Feel free to add links to any articles or resources you’d like to share with the angel community.

Or are you looking to raise funding?  Send me a summary of your project at mike@angelinvestmentnetwork.co.uk and we’ll try to help.

 

Infographic – Why Do Investors Prefer LinkedIn To Twitter And Facebook?

Did you know that some five million affluent investors use social media to research financial decisions, and almost three times as many of those choose LinkedIn over Facebook, Twitter and Google+ combined?

73 percent of investors use LinkedIn for financial analysis, ahead of topic-specific discussion boards (53 percent). Facebook, Google+ and Twitter account for just 26 percent of investor attention.

Investors stated that what they want most from social media is relevant and timely content, greater transparency and real-time interaction and conversation.

The survey, which was – surprise, surprise – conducted by LinkedIn, found that LinkedIn members were 23 percent more likely to have IRA accounts, 32 percent more likely to have a 401(k) and 40 percent more likely to invest in mutual funds.

Investors were also 157 percent more likely to trust articles shared on LinkedIn than on any other platform.

Source: http://www.mediabistro.com/alltwitter/social-investors_b25778

Five great Canadian and US Angels share their vision and field of investment

Angels from LaunchPad, DreamIT Ventures, Boston Harbor Angels, Maple Leaf Angel and Capital Angel Network discuss Canada-US co-investment opportunities.

The panel includes Georges Simmons from LaunchPad, Kerry Rupp from DreamIT Ventures, Phil Cooper from Boston Harbour Angels, Matey Nedkov of Maple Leaf Angels and Caroline Somers from Band of Scoundrels in Ottawa, now Chair of the Capital Angel Network.