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What Do I Need to Know to be an Early Stage Investor?

Posted by Erica Duignan Minnihan on May 8, 2016 2:00:00 PM


There are plenty of great resources on angel investing. Reviewing the 1000 Angels investor video library is a great start. But we also have some books we think you would love to read if you really want to dig deep.

BOOKS A book we love is “Venture Deals” by 1000 Angels member Brad Feld. Although it’s written for entrepreneurs, it’s a useful read for investors to get the founder's perspective of venture investment as well.

Another worthwhile read is “The Art of the Start” by Guy Kawasaki. Again, intended for founders, but a real asset to helping you learn which founders are doing it right and which to pass on.

BLOGS Our favorite VC blogger is Fred Wilson of Union Square Ventures, who provides a near-daily dose of wisdom to his readers free of charge.

Another great source of fresh information on the startup world if First Round Capital’s The Review. This publication contains loads of articles on new trends and developments in product, marketing, and management. You won’t run out of things to learn here.

VIDEO And if you prefer to watch videos, we love the energy of Gary Vaynerchuk, and the Ask Gary Vee Show, which is webcast. You might learn more about marketing than investing, but he’ll keep you abreast of all the right marketing channels that tech startup you are thinking about investing in ought to be using. And he’s got plenty of opinions on how to identify great founders from the wannabes.

And of course the 1000 Angels Video Library contains hours of informational content on specific topics for people who want to learn about venture investing. And you can email us any time to let us know if you want us to answer any specific questions. We are happy to put together a video response for you!

Topics: Venture Investing, Invest in Startups, Resources, Venture Investing Academy, Direct Investment