AngelList has become a popular way for new startups to raise seed funding. In some ways related to the opening up of investing via the JOBS Act, AngelList is designed to level the playing field for entrepreneurs seeking funding.
The website enables any startup to raise funding by pitching to angel investors or requesting meetings, all online. Entrepreneurs in the past have needed a referral or connection to pitch a top angel. And for investors, they now have a more efficient way of meeting and learning about entrepreneurs and their startups. Investors also “follow” other investors, to see what deals they’re doing and if interested, try to jump in. AngelList is different from “crowdfunding sites” because it only allows accredited investors who can help a startup in tangible ways, not just those who provide capital.
As FORBES prepares to publish the Midas List of top 100 venture capitalists on May 2, we are here posting a list of the Most Influential Angels on AngelList. The list gives insights into the quickly evolving seed-stage investing sector, which has exploded recently as capital costs for starting a company have plummeted and many new investors have jumped in. These investors, each for different reasons, bear watching as arbiters of what’s next in technology. [Continued in a chart in the original post]>>> READ MORE at: