Angel Investment Network’s Weekly Twitter Roundup

Angel Investment News:  

  • Infographic: Warren Buffett: Financial Genius – Inside the mind of the world’s 3rd richest person:
  • Silicon Valley expo targeted by Enterprise Ireland – start-up companies look to expand their international reach:
  • A new generation of VCs spearhead start-up funding, but JOBS Act means change on the horizon:
  • Venture Capital Investment Continues To Fall In Europe according to Dow Jones VentureSource:
  • Angel Investors Reid Hoffman (Greylock partner) & Peter Thiel (Founders Fund cofounder) discuss their Biggest Misses:
  • Forbes has published its 2012 Midas List of Top 10 Tech Investors:
  • The Hottest Prospects In Venture Capital – The VC Draft!
  • The Five Most Powerful Female Venture Capitalists:

Business Plans & Pitching:  

Fund Raising:

  • Ted Hollifield talks about entrepreneurs’ criteria for selecting investors and their ranking of venture capital firms:
  • Top 5 Ways To Freak Out Potential Investors:
  • VCs in Angels’ Clothing: The Sneaky New Trend of “Deal Scouts” in Silicon Valley:
  • Infographic: 31 Silicon Valley investment firms who turn startups into success stories:
  • Angel Investment – 4 Steps To Success to Raising Capital from Angel Investors:

Marketing & Social Media:

Start-Up & 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:  

  • Cancer vaccine developer OncoPep Inc., which is working on four peptides, has raised $2.5 million Series A funding
  • SendHub, which bills itself as SMS for organizations, has just closed a $2 million seed round led by Kapor Capital
  • Chennai-based, a property transaction portal, has raised its second round of angel funding from existing investors
  • Ditto, 3D virtual fitting technology to transform the way we shop, try-on, and buy opticals and sunglasses, has raised $3 million funding
  • Next Health, which has developed a way for bedridden patients to move from bed to wheelchair and back again, lands $100,000 funding
  • Wingu, a cloud-based platform that enables pharmaceutical research and development teams to collaborate, raises over $2.5m Series A funding
  • Stilomo, a mobile app that allows users to get promotions/deals by sharing them to social media accounts, lands angel funding
  • Ifetcha, a dating service that helps users connect and interact with new people around them using its LBS app, receives angel funding
  • Leading local search analytics platform Get Me Listed secures a seed financing round with Mark Macleod, General partner of Real Ventures
  • futalis, a Germany-based provider of an individualized dog food produced based on the nutritional aspects of each dog, lands seed funding
  • Jelastic, a Platform-as-a-Service for Java application hosting, has secured an investment of $2 Million to fuel its rapid growth
  • Circa, an online journalism startup from Cheezburger Network founder Ben Huh, has raised $750,000 in seed funding
  • Online identity verification service miiCard lands $2.5 million sed funding to accelerate growth and adoption of its ‘digital passport’
  • Brit Media (, who’s aiming to build a new lifestyle brand, raises $1.25m seed funding from an impressive list of investor
  • Pindrop Security, a leading innovator in combating phone-based fraud, has closed a $1 million seed round
  • ShopSpot, a mobile app marketplace for buyers & sellers to snap a pic, put in a description, and buy or sell via the app, lands seed funding
  • Signpost, the leading innovator in local advertising for small businesses, has closed $3.75 million Series A financing led by Spark Capital
  • Cognovant, a consumer health company specializing in mobile personal health record technology, has completed its seed round of funding
  • Ruby Ribbon, a fashion commerce company that leverages social technology & direct-sale tactics, wins $3m seed funding from Trinity Ventures
  • PlaySay, an app that connects language learners so they can have real conversations with pronunciation feedback, lands $250,000 funding
  • iDubba, an online Indian social TV program guide service, has raised seed funding from a group of angel investors
  • Vungle, a new company that wants to help mobile developers market their apps through video “trailers,” has raised a $2 million seed round
  • SocMetrics, a web-based, self-service platform that helps identify influencers for a business to increase buzz, has raised $250,000 funding

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31 Silicon Valley investment firms who turn startups into success stories

Startups thrive in Silicon Valley, and venture capitalists are helping promote growth in the area. This infographic reveals important insights facts about how huge the Silicon Valley really is, followed by 31 top VC firms who have invested in companies like Facebook, Twitter, TiVO and Jamba Juice. There is also detailed info on each company, including contact info, areas of expertise and notable investments.