VC 101: The Angel Investor's Guide to Startup Investing
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VC 101: The Angel Investor's Guide to Startup Investing
Startups turn age-old industries on their heads, solve big problems with the click of a button, and cash in big – if they’re successful. As do the lucky investors who took a risky bet on a fledgling company that landed on an idea that worked.

What You’ll Learn

Warby Parker CEO, Neil Blumenthal, described a startup as “a company working to solve a problem where the solution is not obvious and success is not guaranteed.”

Successful VCs and angel investors have mastered the art of spotting one of the lucky few companies that have landed on a plausible solution, and betting on them when it’s still too early to tell whether they’ll succeed.

In this guide, you’ll learn the basics of startup and angel investing, from the odds of landing on a winning company, to the key players (angels investors and VCs) placing the bets.

Who Should Read This?

If you’re looking for an introduction to venture capital, angel investing, and the risks and benefits of startup investing, this is the guide for you.

We’ll set you up with the background knowledge you need to understand the traditional venture capital landscape, startup incubators and accelerators, and the qualifications for becoming a startup investor.