Angel Investors

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Keeping score
Do you believe Massachusetts tech is major league?
littleleague
I have started to worry that instead of being in the press box for a Major League Baseball game, all of us who observe and cover the Boston tech scene are instead sitting in the aluminum bleachers of a Little League match that will end with a 24-19 score, and all of the players getting a trophy. Read More
Laid back like a tiger
King of the North - Dyn's Jeremy Hitchcock is building the pillar company of New England
Jeremy Hitchcock (image via Dyn)
Sitting on the sun-soaked deck of Manchester, N.H.-based Dyn, the company he founded in 2001, Jeremy Hitchcock not only seems completely happy, at home, and at ease, he exudes a confidence, lacking any trace of cockiness, that most chief executives lack in spades. It must be the New Hampshire ethos; that hard-working, grind it out mentality that is also coupled with a joie de vivre that courses through the Lakes and Seacoast in summer and the White Mountains in winter. Read More
The Angel "Ask"
Atlas adding new members to its AngelList Boston Syndicates: Who'll be involved?
Mobsters around table from Shutterstock
In the Boston Globe today, Cal Borchers reported that Atlas Venture will be adding new members to its AngelList syndicate, Boston Syndicates. Like last year's "secret" dinner, Atlas will be bringing 16 of Boston's best and brightest entrepreneurs together at Row 34 to let them know that, if they choose, Atlas will back their personal angel investing "Syndicate" on AngelList with $250,000 per deal.  Read More
Cutting through the noise
Video messaging startup Vsnap adds $1 million in funding
Vsnap CEO Dave McLaughlin with Christopher Swenor,
Vice President of Product and Technology.
At a moment when we're all burdened by unanswered e-mails, unlistened-to voicemails, and all kinds of alerts pinging our mobile phones, Vsnap founder Dave McLaughlin has a strong belief about the power of video: a personalized video message can cut through all the noise, he says. Read More
Global Biz Hub
7 ways to talk yourself up: Investors need to hear about YOU
Maia Heymann
Contributed article by Maia Heymann, is the senior managing director at CommonAngels Ventures. Heymann was featured in our first installment of our "Beers with..." series. It happens often. I'm left wanting more. Many times while listening to entrepreneurs pitch their ideas, I want to interrupt and say, "Stop, please go back." Technically, there might not be anything wrong with the pitch. The idea might be compelling, the team passionate, the market opportunity big. So, what's the problem? Read More
Angels helping angels
Jeff Stoler of SideCar Angels on Boston's angel scene
Jeffrey Stoler of SideCar Angels.
Back in 2012, I covered the launch of a new angel investing group, SideCar Angels. Their strategy was to "ride along" when other angel funding groups, individual investors, and "micro VC" firms put money into a business, adding $100,000 or more of additional capital. SideCar doesn't lead funding rounds on its own; it only joins in when other entities have given the green light. Read More