How to find Angel Investors…the “smart” way!

My friend Bob Karr, CEO, Link Silicon Valley, LLC is one smart cookie.

He regularly sends members of his website http://linksv.com very useful, timely and detailed information about funding transactions going on in the Valley.

This is useful because the info. his database holds, when connected to transactions and investments, allows you to triangulate on VCs and Angels making the investments. Even better he links these folks not only to their Link Silicon Valley bio but also to any LinkedIn profile.

In short, you can now view who’s getting funded and by whom. You can use this to see if your startup is in a similar space and is a good fit for the investors and use the “link” that they invested in XXX startup and they may be interested in you.

This also helps you find new investor names, or see who is active and in what “space’”.

You can also use the power of the Network and get any of the mutual LinkedIn connections to make an intro for you.

See what Bob sent me today and see what I mean – I have highlighted the investors in red:


"inside connected angels" are often replacing traditional VC

In some promising startups the "inside connected angels" are replacing the VC’s.  Check out Milo.com who announce their 4M A round today.  http://www.linksv.com/compSummary/es/58227/Milo.com.  At the bottom check out the angel investors, Board and Advisory Board.

Business description: Milo.com is a free Web site that enables shoppers to research online and buy local, providing the best of both worlds. The leader in the local product search space, Milo.com tracks the real-time availability and prices of more than 1.5 million products at over 42,000 stores across the U.S. By combining the resources of the Web and the immediacy of local stores, Milo.com makes it easy for shoppers to research the best products, find the right prices and check where products are available near them. Shoppers save time and money, get to see and try products before they buy them and get the product they want right when they want it. Retailers with products listed on Milo.com can better compete with e-commerce and can use the Site to drive valuable intent-based foot traffic into their stores. Based in Palo Alto, Calif., Milo.com boasts leadership from comScore and Google, and is backed by True Ventures and prominent Silicon Valley investors and entrepreneurs from Mint.com, PayPal, Yelp, YouTube, and others. For more information, please visit www.milo.com.

Management Team

Name

Title/Background

Position

Jack Abraham

CEO
eBay Arbitrage/Programmer
Rosetta Marketing/Summer Associate
comScore Networks/Software Engineer

Management

Ted Dziuba

Lead Engineer
Persai/CTO
Google/Intranet Web Developer

Management

John Evans

CTO
J.P. Evans/President
VeriSign/Consultant
NASD/Consultant
Freddie Mac/Consultant
Cyveillance/sr. software developer
2wrongs.com/Chief Scientist
comScore Networks/Consultant
Discovery Communications/Consultant
Proxicom/Software Engineer
Commix/Product Development Manager
University of Maryland, College Park/systems administration

Management

Jon Callaghan

True Ventures co-Founder
Globespan Capital Partners/Managing Director
http://www.linksv.com/compSummary/5989/CMGI@Ventures/Managing Partner
Summit Partners/Associate
AOL Greenhouse Fund
Greenwich/co-Founder
NexPrise/co-Founder
Chemdex/co-Founder
Mountain Bike Outfitters/Founder

Board Member

Keith Rabois

Slide

LinkedIn/VP Business & Corporate Development
Clarium Capital/Entrepreneur-in-Residence
PayPal/Executive Vice President
Sullivan & Cromwell/lawyer
US Senate committee/Associate Counsel

Board Member

Magid_M. Abraham

comScore Networks President/CEO
Paragren Technologies/CEO
Information Resources/President/COO

Board Member

Rich Skrenta

Blekko CEO
Topix/CEO
Netscape/America Online/Director of Engineering
NewHoo/The Open Directory Project/CEO
Sun Microsystems/engineering management

Board Member

Adam Jackson

DriverSide EVP
Ideapply.com/Principal
intuit/Sr. Product Development Manager
Data Exchange Systems/Consultant
MarketSquare.com/President
Olympia Funding/Software Developer
WebMagic/Lead Software Developer
SmallBusiness.com/Software Developer
Renal Care Group/database administration

Board Member

Kevin_E. Hartz

Eventbrite co-Founder
Xoom/COO
Outlook Ventures/Principal
Connect Group/co-Founder
Silicon Graphics/Product Manager

Board Member

Len Lodish

The Wharton School Professor

Board Member

Jawed Karim

YouTube co-Founder

Board Member

Kartik Hosanagar

University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School Assistant Professor

Board Member

Aditya Agarwal

Facebook Director of Engineering

Board Member

Magid_M. Abraham

comScore Networks President/CEO

Investor

Harris Barton

Champion Ventures Managing Partner

Investor

Jeff Clavier

SofTech VC Partner

Investor

Ron Conway

SV Angel

Investor

Chris Dixon

SiteAdvisor

Investor

Russell Fradin

Adify President

Investor

Kevin_E. Hartz

Eventbrite CEO

Investor

Jawed Karim

YouTube

Investor

Len Lodish

The Wharton School

Investor

Aaron Patzer

Mint CEO

Investor

Keith Rabois

Slide VP Strategy & Business Development

Investor

Aydin Senkut

Felicis Ventures President

Investor

Maurice Werdegar

Western Technology Investments

Investor


Join LinkSV today and start getting ahead of the curve…it’s another smart way to find money in today’s tough market!

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