Angel Investing

Angels, Not VCs, Are Giving Tech Startups Wings

Web startups are now so cheap to build out and can fail so quickly that very early stage funding, when angel investors tend to participate, has risen in prominence. Venture capital, which usually enters at a later stage, is playing a shrinking role.

How to Restart America's Innovation Engine

Harvard Business School professor William Sahlman believes startup capital is out there, waiting for the right ideas, entrepreneurs and companies. But if America is to reattain the level of startup creation it enjoyed in the 1990s, he thinks two specific things need to happen.

Stumbling Venture Capital Harms Startups

A lot more money could be flowing to promising startups. But it's not because some investors are disgruntled about VC's high risk, low returns, and scarcity of ways to cash out. And in the absence of a new wave of big tech innovation, investors have little incentive to part with their cash.

Can Real-Time Web Lead To Real Returns for Investors?

The purchase of investment blog Abnormal Returns by Twitter-like Stocktwits may signal a new trend in online finance: It's called the real-time Web. Investors can get an instant snapshot of the sentiment of other investing pros by joining an immediate and constant online conversion.

Ex-Googler Lee lands in China

It didn't even take a full weekend for the former head of Google's (NASDAQ: GOOG) China operation, Kai-fu Lee to find a new home. The recently...