2020 ACA AFR: The ACA Angel Funders Report 2020 is a deep dive into investment trends reflecting a growing North American angel ecosystem, benefitting communities with innovative new companies and jobs. The report is based on information collected from a variety of ACA member groups, including some of the most active investing communities. The Angel Funders Report analyzes angel capital investments made during 2019, and features profiles, stories, and insights from leading angel investors and startup company executives. The report also includes initial perspectives regarding the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the investing ecosystem.
2019 ACA AFR: The 2019 Angel Funders Report to provide angels with insights on the factors that affect the outcomes of startup investments.
2018 Angel Investing By the Numbers: ACA’s Angel Funders Pilot Report: This webinar was presented on December 5, 2018 by TCA’s Chairman Emeritus Steve Flaim. ACA has launched a major strategic initiative, the Angel Funders Report, to collect member investment data for the kind of analysis that can help significantly drive further returns. From valuation norms and round size data to syndication trends, term patterns and exit timing, the Angel Funders Report promises to provide angels with information on factors that impact the outcomes of startup investments. This pilot report covers 2017 data from the initial (beta) set of 26 angel groups
The Startup Checklist: 25 Steps to a Scalable, High-Growth Business by David Rose. This book provides the concrete steps about the ins and outs of startup execution, management, legal issues, and practical processes throughout the launch and growth phases, and how to avoid the critical missteps that threaten the foundation of your business
Venture Deals: Be Smarter Than Your Lawyer and Venture Capitalist (2012) by Brad Feld and Jason Mendelson. The authors been involved in hundreds of venture capital financings, and now, with the Second Edition of Venture Deals, they continue to share their experiences in this field with you. In 2016, Brad won from the Angel Capital Association their Hans Severiens award, which is the highest honor to an individual in the Angel community
Berkonomics (2009) by David Berkus, chairman emeritus of Tech Coast Angels and prominent early stage investor. This book offers 101 bite-sized lessons in building a business from ignition to liquidity event (start-up to sale).
Advanced Berkonomics (2011) by David Berkus, chairman emeritus of Tech Coast Angels and prominent early stage investor. The book contains 101 bite-sized insights for entrepreneurs, business managers, venture capitalists, angel investors and board members. Each insight is a short, easy to read and memorable nugget of actionable advice.
Basic Berkonomics (2012) by David Berkus, chairman emeritus of Tech Coast Angels and prominent early stage investor. This book is your resource for your life of entrepreneurism, from start to successful exit, supplying important insights into the entire process.
Extending the Runway (2006) by David Berkus, chairman emeritus of Tech Coast Angels and prominent early stage investor. A must-read book for every C-level executive and venture capitalist who now or has ever managed a fragile, growing young business.
Presentation Materials on “The Great Convertible Note Debate – What Angels Need to Know” at the 2016 Angel Capital Association Summit by John Huston (Ohio TechAngels, David Sorin (McCarter & English) and Annarie Lyles (Jumpstart New Jersey Angel Network
Angel Capital Association: ACA is the North American professional association of active accredited investors provides unparalleled access to trending ideas and professional knowledge to help improve returns and promote effective public policies for angels and startups. Although not a funding source, ACA provides entrepreneurs an inside view into how angels think.
Seraf Compass: A thoughtful, well organized resources site devoted to Angel Education. There are free eBooks, videos, articles, checklists etc. covering pretty much every aspect of angel investing
Angel Investing by the Numbers is a series of 15 articles on understanding startup economics and capitalization, valuing early stage companies, and building a successful portfolio
Octane’s Launchpad SBDC: Octane’s Launchpad Small Business Development Center (Orange County) provides business guidance and creates access to capital growth resources through its network of investors, companies, subject matter advisors, and academics.
Berkonomics: Blog with lots of tips for entrepreneurs from Dave Berkus, a prominent author and early stage investor
Websites of the Most Active Angel Groups (per Halo) in order of number of deals in 2015: