Angel Investment Network’s Weekly Twitter Roundup: News, Business Plans, Pitching, Fund Raising, Social Media, Entrepreneurship

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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: 

  • Paypal founder Peter Thiel invests $1.25m in the Seasteading Institute to create floating micro-countries free from the laws of any country
  • NY centric, Web only news startup Capital New York plans to double its editorial staff, after raising $1.7 million in Angel funding
  • DrChrono, who is looking to mobilize electronic health records, has raised $650,000 seed funding led by DST’s Yuri Milner & General Catalyst
  • Antic Entertainment, an independent game studio that focuses on developing casual games for hardcore players, lands seed funding from Nexon
  • Bizbrag, a marketing platform where small businesses can broadcast messages through social media, email & news outlets, raises seed funding
  • iGear Financial Services, who provides an online insurance portal called myinsurance.com, has closed an angel round of funding
  • DDC, the cloud-based critical data management solution for companies, boards, & investors, secures seed funding led by Robin Hood Ventures
  • Memes.com receives seed round of funding for their internet meme website to expand the site to reach and interact with its users
  • E-learning math startup TenMarks Inc. has closed on a $1 million debt financing round. There are 21 backers in the new financing.
  • e2e Materials, a clean tech company that produces petroleum-free, biodegradable composites, lands Series A funding from a set of investors
  • Fanrank, developer of a Facebook application that rewards fans for spreading the word, has raised $320,000 in angel financing
  • Tawkon, an Israeli startup that offers mobile apps capable of measuring cellular radiation, has secured $1.5 million in seed funding
  • ZipZoom.com, that allows consumers to anonymously request a personalized quote from local businesses, has raised a seed round of funding
  • InOpen Technologies, a start-up which develops educational content and teacher training solutions, has raised $500,000 in seed funding
  • Valmarc, who provides solutions for brand owners to shut down counterfeiting, increase sales & build brand loyalty, raises seed funding
  • Rentcycle raises a $1.4 million seed round from Collaborative Fund, Andreessen Horowitz and others

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Angel Investment Network’s Weekly Twitter Roundup: News, Business Plans, Pitching, Fund Raising, Social Media, Entrepreneurship

Angel Investment News 

  • Angel investors help develop Britain’s $1bn tech start-ups: http://ow.ly/63gPO
  • Australian government urged to promote, and fund, media diversity: http://ow.ly/65cm2
  • Well known telecom entrepreneur and Dragons’ Den panelist Peter Jones to Salvage Struggling UK Brands: http://ow.ly/66ick
  • Download the Cooley Report, which analyzes Cooley’s venture capital transactions that closed during Q2 of 2011: http://ow.ly/67gwq

Business Plans & Pitching

Fund Raising

Marketing & Social Media

Start-Up & Entrepreneurship

  • Top 10 Must Have iPhone Apps for Entrepreneurs: http://ow.ly/65c9D
  • This Week in Startups – An interview with Dave McClure, Angel Investor and Founding Partner at 500 StartUps: http://ow.ly/65iDB

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Angel Investment Network’s Weekly Twitter Roundup

Angel Investment News 

  • This Week in Venture Capital – An interview with Thomas McInerney, angel investor: http://ow.ly/5XSaK
  • Keys to Success as a Foreign Startup Investor in China: http://ow.ly/5XSwe
  • Chart: What’s Happening with Angel Investing: http://ow.ly/5XZk8
  • Entrepreneur Peter Jones talks about schooling, stripy socks and how Dragons’ Den changed his life: http://ow.ly/5Yw0C

Business Plans & Pitching

Fund Raising

Marketing & Social Media

Start-Up & Entrepreneurship

To stay updated, come follow us on Twitter: http://twitter.com/angel__network.

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

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:  

  • Securus Medical Group, who develop a product that gives real-time temperature mapping in a hollow body cavity, land $750k Series A funding
  • Indian startup SureWaves Media, who provide a digital campaign platform for TV advertisers, lands Rs 10 crore in its first round of funding
  • Rentcycle, a San Francisco-based startup that has been dubbed the “OpenTable for product rentals”, has raised $1.4 million in seed funding.
  • Scour Prevention Systems, who uses tyres to prevent the sea from scouring huge holes around offshore wind turbines, gets £100,000 investment
  • Kinvey, a startup that helps mobile developers streamline the process of building apps, has raised $2 million in seed money.
  • Multi-device social gaming platform Sibblingz has raised $1 million from incubator YouWeb
  • CamStent Limited, a Cambridge, UK-based medtech company, has closed a £350,000 seed funding round
  • EyeEm, a smartphone camera and photo sharing application, has closed a seed round backed by Passion Capital and Wellington Partners
  • EPLA, which provides an innovative ’Intelligent Worming’ service for horse owners, lands a £610,000 investment from a x’nos business angel
  • BigTime Software, a provider of cloud-based productivity tools for growing professional services firms, lands $2 million Series A financing
  • DDC, the cloud-based critical data management solution for companies, boards & investors, has landed seed funding led by Robin Hood Ventures
  • Nanigans, the only real-time bidding platform for Facebook that optimizes advertiser spend, has closed $3 million in Series A financing.
  • iStoryTime, the largest library of mobile children’s book Apps, lands a $2 million Series A investment led by Corporate Finance Partners
  • PodPonics, an innovative technology-driven urban agriculture start-up, raises $725,000 seed funding led by international private investors.
  • GoAct, who has launched a social calendar app, has raised $500K seed funding. Investors include Esther Dyson & 7 Finnish business angels

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Chart: What’s Happening with Angel Investing

Last year, the dollar value of angel investments increased 11.7 percent from a recent low of $18 billion (measured in 2010 dollars) the year before, according to analysis by University of New Hampshire’s Center for Venture Research (CVR). While this increase marks the first rise in angel dollars invested in real dollar terms since 2006, the amount put into companies in 2010 remains below that in every year from 2003 through 2007. In 2010, the amount invested by angels was only 5.6 percent higher in real dollar terms than that supplied in 2002.

The trends are very different for the number of companies financed by business angels. Despite a slight dip between 2007 and 2008, the CVR reports a consistent increase in the number of angel-backed companies. Between 2002 and 2010, the number of companies financed by business angels rose 71.9 percent, according to the University of New Hampshire research group.

The result of these divergent trends is a steep drop in the size of the average angel investment from $528,000 in 2002 to $325,000 in 2010 (in real dollars).

Why angels dropped the average size of their investments 38 percent in real dollar terms between 2002 and 2010 remains an important unanswered question. Any thoughts?

Source: Created from data from the Center for Venture Research.

From Small Business Trends