Angel Video Interview Series from 2013 ACA Summit


Christopher Mirabile, ACA Board member and Managing Director of Launchpad Venture Group, featured 3 video interviews from his blog, ScratchPaper, which he conducted at the 2013 ACA Summit.

Dave McClure, founder of 500 Startups.  Dave is a very well-known super-angel and the founder and general parter of 500 Startups, an internet seed fund and accelerator based in Mountain View, California. He’s an engineer and a marketer, working in both roles at PayPal, and has personally invested in 60-70 companies on his own, including some big name companies: Mint, SlideShare, Twilio, Bit.ly, and Jambool. Through 500 Startups, he has done almost another 500 or so more. Here’s what he had to say:

Naval Ravikant, founder of AngelList.  Naval is an entrepreneur and angel investor, a co-author of Venture Hacks, and a co-founder of AngelList. Prior to AngelList, he co-founded Genoa Corp (which was acquired by Finisar), Epinions.com (which became public via Shopping.com), and Vast.com (which is a large white-label classifieds service). He’s advised an ton of companies and made more than a few good angel investments including Twitter, FourSquare, Stack Overflow and Disqus. 

John Huston, founder of Ohio TechAngels. John is an institution in the angel investing world. He is a self-described former banker who flunked retirement and set out to find an angel group to join. Finding none, he went on to found Ohio Techangels, which has grown to become the largest angel group in North America. John is widely quoted and hailed as a driving force for economic development. He speaks frequently and eloquently on the topic of investors serving as directors of early-stage companies, and he is a charming rascal livening up any Angel Capital Association event.

For more information about each of these impressive leaders, read the original posts on Christopher Mirabile's blog: 

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