Was VCs und Business Angels verbindet – und was sie unterscheidet

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Should-all-eggs-go-into-one-basket? When-it-comes-to-start-ups-you have-no-choice

Teil 1: „Diversifikation“ Hin und wieder werde ich gefragt, ob denn das selektive Investieren in Startups als „Beruf“, nicht ein unverantwortlich riskantes Vergnügen darstelle, insbesondere dann, wenn man, wie ich, über praktisch keine anderen laufenden Verdienstquellen verfüge. Dies ist eine rhetorische Frage, denn die Fragenden und der Befragte wissen  beide a) dass dieses Risiko tatsächlich ziemlich hoch ist und b) … Read More

Angel Fallacies 4: Neglect of Founders’ Personal Circumstances

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Angel Fallacies 4.0: Neglect of Founders' Personal Circumstances

  The personal circumstances of employees are a minefield for employers: Whether in hiring or in staff development: On the one hand, as an employer you have to consider potential risks such as illness, financial stability, family situations, even possible pregnancies; on the other hand, in an ideal world, these issues should really remain a private matter for the respective … Read More

Angel Bias and Angel Vanity

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Angel Bias and Vanity - An Almost Unavoidable Mistake

Investors and serial entrepreneurs usually entertain some good and many not so good investment memories respectively. Angel investors, who usually previously either worked as VCs or (serial) entrepreneurs therefore tend to be biased towards certain investment targets, certain technologies, certain types of business model etc. Their previous roles as investors (fund managers) or (serial) entrepreneurs make angels believe they have … Read More