Angel investing as an asset class is continuing to grow and many accredited investors want to learn how they can best get involved. When I’m asked that question I have one simple answer—start with a local angel group. There is no better way to simplify the complexities of angel investing than by working alongside like-minded angels. There are many good choices for investing, from investing on their own or informally with friends, to using on-line platforms for accredited investors and working with local startup accelerators.
Is an angel group really for you? While angel groups are more traditional than investing through the cloud, I think they offer great advantages, particularly compared to being a “lone wolf” angel. Here are some of my favorites:
Access to more and better deals – I might run into a few good deals on my own, but an angel group connects me to literally hundreds of opportunities I wouldn’t know about otherwise. Not only do angel groups have websites and get the word out that they are looking for investment opportunities, the member angels have social networks that attract a much wider variety of deals than most individual angels can on their own.
Returns – With good deals and strong investment processes come the chances for better financial returns.>>> READ MORE at: