One of Silicon Valley’s most successful angel investors shares his rules for investing in startups.
There are two ways to make money in startups: create something valuable—or invest in the people that are creating valuable things.
Over the past twenty-five years, Jason Calacanis has made a fortune investing in creators, spotting and helping build and fund a number of successful technology startups—investments that have earned him tens of millions of dollars. Now, in this enlightening guide that is sure to become the bible for twenty-first century investors, Calacanis takes potential angels step-by-step through his proven method of creating massive wealth: startups.
As Calacanis makes clear, you can get rich—even if you came from humble beginnings (his dad was a bartender, his mom a nurse), didn’t go to the right schools, and weren’t a top student. The trick is learning how angel investors think. Calacanis takes you inside the minds of these successful moneymen, helping you understand how they prioritize and make the decisions that have resulted in phenomenal profits. He guides you step by step through the process, revealing how leading investors evaluate new ventures, calculating the risks and rewards, and explains how the best startups leverage relationships with angel investors for the best results.
Whether you’re an aspiring investor or a budding entrepreneur, Angel will inspire and educate you on all the ins of outs. Buckle up for a wild ride into the world of angel investing!
This audiobook edition of Angel includes exclusive bonus one-on-one interviews with Jason Calacanis and professional angel investors. Featured are Founders Fund Partner Cyan Banister, multiple start up investor Gil Penchina, Founding Partner at XG Ventures Andrea Zurek, and serial entrepreneur and start up mentor Ed Roman.
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Very well written step-by-step blueprint
I am moved to action by the words of Jason Calacanis in this book. Very well written and articulates foreign concepts in a manner that is understandable to the rest of us. I highly recommend that anyone interested in technology startup’s read this book......in my top five favorite books of all time!
An educational and inspiring business story
A great read, a very educational and insightful view of the angel and startup world told by someone who has experienced and lived through it all. Not only is the book highly informative, it is a great business biography of Jason's life. As a startup founder I found great value to learn what it's like on the other side and will hopefully use that knowledge to help me grow my startup www.Welcome.AI and be better prepared when the time comes to meet with angels.
I laughed and learned.
Jason Calacanis candidly shares his wisdom, peppered with brooklyn-born humor, on what it takes to be a successful Angel investor. These lessons also provide insight for founders looking to establish a positive dynamic with investors. Yes, disruptive ideas are exciting, but it is your character that will fuel success.