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【What Entrepreneurs Read?】Angel: How to Invest in Technology Startups: Silicon Valley's Startup Bonanza, Deciphering NFTs and Angel Investment

This year, in collaboration with the U.S. accelerator, EntreCamp, the i2i team launched the IP2 Scale Out Program. This initiative offers online courses where experts and entrepreneurs directly impart knowledge to startup companies gearing up for the East Coast market.


In today's fiercely competitive startup landscape, understanding the core principles of venture capital is crucial. This article outlines recommended readings by experts, delivering essential entrepreneurial knowledge, experiences, and ideas that startups cannot afford to miss. Let's see what entrepreneurs are reading and discover invaluable insights to tackle challenges along the entrepreneurial journey.





Title: Angel: How to Invest in Technology Startups


Author: Jason Calacanis

Founder and CEO of the online news startup Inside.com, host of "This Week in Startups"; formerly a "scout" at top Silicon Valley venture capital firm Sequoia Capital; personally invested in 150 startups including Uber, Thumbtack, Weblogs, Tumblr, Evernote, LeadGenius, gdgt.



Content Overview:

  1. A guide to angel investment in the field of technology startups, sharing strategies and experiences that have yielded thousandfold returns from investments.

  2. Introduction to the basic concepts of angel investment, including the relationship between risk and return, investment processes, and how to choose potential startup companies.

  3. Sharing rich investment experiences, providing valuable advice such as how to evaluate entrepreneurs, conduct transaction memorandums, and perform due diligence.

  4. Sharing interactions and communications with entrepreneurs and other investors, allowing readers to gain a deeper understanding of the workings and culture of the investment world.



What do entrepreneurs gain from reading this? How does it help startups?


Firstly, for startups, understanding the concept of angel investment and the conditions suitable for investment is crucial in the early stages of entrepreneurship. Understanding the preferences of investors helps entrepreneurs refine business plans and funding proposals.


Additionally, the book discusses different stages of angel investment, such as Series A, Series B, etc., detailing the characteristics of each stage and the needs of investors. This is an extremely valuable guide for emerging entrepreneurs, enabling them to better plan their financing strategies and increase their chances of funding success.


Furthermore, the book covers many suggestions on how to evaluate founders, choose suitable investors to communicate with, and manage funds, addressing questions and challenges that every entrepreneur may encounter. Instead of diving into complex jargon, the book shares practical insights based on the author's firsthand experiences, making it widely applicable.


Suitable Readers:

Entrepreneurs, Venture Capitalists, Lawyers, Students and Teachers in Entrepreneurship, Business Management, and Finance fields, General Public interested in startup ecosystem


The entrepreneurial journey is long and arduous, often fraught with various challenges and difficulties. Learning the experiences and lessons of predecessors is an excellent way to improve. The i2i team will continue to share more entrepreneurship-related books, activities, knowledge, and achievements. We welcome everyone to stay tuned.

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