Interesting Reads and Infographics for Angels and Entrepreneurs


This post was written by Marianne Hudson, Executive Director of the Angel Capital Association.

Our field of angel investing is burgeoning with articles, books, and Web sites that are important to us in our everyday work. Below are several recent resources that I thought would be of interest to Angel Insights readers, be they investors, entrepreneurs, or others in the startup support community.

Research, Statistics, and Infographics

Halo Report – Average Angel Investment Up 23%... (VentureBeat)

Growing Challenges for Women Entrepreneurs – Wanted: Catalysts for Women to Lead High Growth Firms (Lesa Mitchell, Kauffman Foundation, and Infographic)

Infographic: What the SEC Announcement Means for Startups and Entrepreneurs (Wil Schroter, Fundable)

SEC Regulations on General Solicitation and Accredited Investors

Proposed Rules Hard on Startups (Joe Wallin, Startup Law Blog)

Let’s Have General Solicitation as Congress Intended it (William Carleton in TechCrunch)

“Can” Doesn’t Always Mean “Should” When it Comes to the SEC’s New Rules for Soliciting Investments
(Deanna Pogorelc, Med City News)

Securities and Exchange Commission: Alternative Criteria for Qualifying As An Accredited Investor Should Be Considered
(U.S. General Accounting Office)

Other Interesting Reads

Six Myths about Venture Capitalists (Diane Mulcahy, Harvard Business Review)

The Alternative Answer – The Investors Guide to Everything (Web site by Bob Rice, including videos and based on his book by the same title) (Startup financing videos)

What Every Angel Investor Wants You to Know: An Insider Reveals How to Get Smart Funding for Your Billion Dollar Idea (book by Brian Cohen and John Kador)

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