Angel Investors VS. VCs

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Angel Investors VS. VCs

Successful entrepreneur and CEO, Jay Adelson, demystifies the start-up process by providing advice, tips, and answering questions. Today Jay discusses funding and explains the difference between angel investors, super angels, and VCs.

Jay's Chalkboard Notes:

1. First off, always take $$ where you can get it

2. If you have a choice know the difference

3. Angels are individuals who invest their own $$

4. Angel investment range is $10K-$250K

5. Angels are typically not on your board and can introduce you to VCs

6. VCs invest other people's $$ from funds

7. VCs typically take 20%-30% of company

8. VCs are looking for 10x - 100x ROI

9. VCs typically join your board and steer company towards a big exit

10. Super angels invest larger amounts of $$ - closer to $1 million

11. Super angels have the benefits of angels without the high pressure of a VC