Angel Investors making a difference on the Central Coast (published in February of 2010 in the SB News Press)

I have written quite extensively over the past several months about the lack of available funding sources for startups and early-stage businesses.  In addition to the lack of lending from many of our banks, we have seen venture capital investors moving further up the scale, looking at more established, larger companies with more revenues and that are closer to an exit strategy, be that an IPO, a sale of the…

Early-stage businesses are increasingly turning to angel investors for funding (published in June of 2009 in the SB News Press)

The recent downturn in the economy and resulting freezing-up of financial markets has made the already difficult process of raising funds for early-stage businesses next to impossible.  Increasingly, early-stage business owners are turning to angel investors as their last, best option.  In this article, I will explore the process through which the early-stage business owner can approach angel investors to secure funding by describing the process from the perspective of…