Angel Investment News

Pinterest's Valuation Doubles In A Year To $5 Billion With Latest Investment In Company

Pinterest, the scrapbooking site and latest social media darling, is now valued at about $5 billion, based on its latest round of financing from investors. The San Francisco company said on Thursday that it raised $200 million, which values the entire company at about $5 billion, making it one of the most valuable venture-capital backed startups in the world, The Wall Street Journal reported. The 4-year-old San Francisco company's...

Angel Investing Groups Growing Presence Substantially in Canada, Report Reveals

In 2013, nearly 30 angel groups made just under 200 investments totalling $89 million—more than double the amount invested by angel groups in 2012. This is according to a report entitled Angel Investing Activity in Canada: Accelerating the Asset Class. Produced by the National Angel Capital Organization—with help from BDC Venture Capital, the government, and KPMG—the report delves deep into Canada's angel investing scene and re...

See more articles

Tips & Advice for Angel Investors

7 Things Top VCs Do Differently

Just like every other industry, there are the middle-of-the-pack venture capitalists, and then there are those at the top of their game. Not all VCs are the same, and the difference between a B-lister and a rockstar lies in the delivery of the oft-promised “value add.” Every VC talks about how he’ll be a game-changer for an entrepreneur who takes his money, but not every VC then follows through and is able to walk that walk. As I ...

See more articles