Paul Graham is a founder of Y Combinator, one of the most prestigious startup accelerators in the world. He's one of the first investors in over 600 startups - including DropBox and AirBNB - currently valued collectively at over $14.4 billion. He's also a brilliant essayist. Highlights from paulgraham.com:
Disclosure: Paul Graham is an investor in Wefunder via Y-Combinator.
Tucker Max is best known as the creator of the new literary genre, "fratire". He's written three NY Times Best Sellers and sold over 2.5 million books. He has since retired from writing fratire, and is now chronicling his journey of angel investing. Highlights from tuckermax.me:
Disclosure: Tucker Max is an investor in Wefunder.
Andreeseen Horowitz is considered one of the most forward-thinking and prestigious Venture Capitalists in Silicon Valley. Founded by serial entrepreneurs Marc Andreesseen (founder of Netscape) and Ben Horowitz, they've focused on not just providing capital, but on building services that help their portfolio of companies succeed. Highlights from bhorowitz.com:
Disclosure: Dharmesh Shah is an investor in Wefunder.
Chris is a founder, angel investor, and now venture capitalist at Andreeseen Horowitz. As an angel investor, he's made investments in Kickstarter, Stripe, Pinterest, Foursquare, 42Floors, Codecademy, Stack Overflow, Dropbox, Optimizely, and Skype. Highlights from cdixon.org:
Fred is a Member at the premier venture capital firm in New York City, Union Square Ventures. He's invested in companies such as Twitter and Kickstarter, and has a special interest in crowdfunding. Highlights from http://www.avc.com:
There are not yet many good books on angel investing. Maybe one day we'll write one! In the meantime, there's a wealth of knowledge about startups and venture financing. Here's a few we recommend.
Hacker News is - by far - our favorite resource for startup news. It's not geared towards investors, but rather the hackers and founders that are building the next generation of startups. If you check it religiously, you'll have a good pulse on what's going on in the startup world, and learn stuff weeks (or even months) before it's picked up by the mainstream press. news.ycombinator.com
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