Angel Investing (Hardcover)

The Gust Guide to Making Money and Having Fun Investing in Startups

By David S. Rose, Reid Hoffman (Foreword by)

Wiley, 9781118858257, 304pp.

Publication Date: April 28, 2014

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Achieve annual returns of 25% or more with a well-designed angel portfolio

Written by David S. Rose, the founder of Gust--the global platform that powers the world of organized professional angel investing--Angel Investing is a comprehensive, entertaining guide that walks readers through every step of the way to becoming a successful angel investor. It is illustrated with stories from among the 90+ companies in which David has invested during a 25 year career as one of the world's most active business angels and includes instructions on how to get started, how to find and evaluate opportunities, and how to pursue and structure investments to maximize your returns.

From building your reputation as a smart investor, to negotiating fair deals, adding value to your portfolio companies and helping them implement smart exit strategies, David provides both the fundamental strategies and the specific tools you need to take full advantage of this rapidly growing asset class. He details the advantages of joining an angel group, explains how seed and venture funds can help leverage an investor's resources, and reveals how recent regulatory changes and new online platforms are making startup investing accessible to millions of Americans.

Making money is no longer about sitting back and reading stock listings, David says. It is now about being part owner of an exciting startup that can be fun and financially rewarding. Angel Investing teaches investors how to carefully select and manage investments, establish a long term view, and approach angel investing as a serious part of an alternative asset portfolio while also enjoying being an integral part of an exciting new venture.

About the Author

DAVID S. ROSE is a serial entrepreneur, Inc 500 CEO andone of the world's most active angel investors. Described byForbes as "New York's Archangel," byBusinessWeek as a "world conqueringentrepreneur," and by Red Herring as "patriarchof Silicon Alley," David has founded or funded over 90 hightech companies. He is the founder and CEO of Gust, theinternational collaboration platform for startup financing used byover 50,000 accredited angel investors, 1000 angel groups andventure capital funds, and 250,000 entrepreneurs. Gust received theSIIA CODiE Award for Best Collaboration Solution in both 2012 and2013, as well as the 2012 SWIFT/Innotribe Award as theworld's most innovative financial technology company.David is also Managing Partner of Rose Tech Ventures, an earlystage angel fund; Founder and Chairman Emeritus of New York Angels, the most active angel group in America; and Associate Founder andFounding Track Chair for Finance, Entrepreneurship and Economics atSingularity University, the Google/NASA-sponsored post-graduateprogram in exponential technologies. A native New Yorker, David hasa BA from Yale University, an MBA in Finance from Columbia BusinessSchool, and a D. Eng. h.c. from Stevens Institute ofTechnology.