AngelList is a U.S. website for startups, angel investors, and job-seekers looking to work at startups. Created in 2010, the platform has a mission to democratize the investment process. It started as an online introduction board for tech startups that needed seed funding. Since 2015, the site allows startups to raise money from angel investors free of charge.

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  • Microsoft acquired GitHub for $7.5 billion in stock last week, the third largest in Microsoft’s history behind Skype ($8.5B) and LinkedIn ($26.2B). Microsoft paid 30x GitHub’s annual revenue, nearly 5x what they paid for LinkedIn back in 2016.

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  • Evan Spiegel predicted the future. Last February, the Snapchat founder predicted that Tim Cook and Apple would be moving in on the social media giant’s territory. “We face significant competition in almost every aspect of our business,” Snap said in their IPO filing. “This includes larger, more established companies — like Apple.” It didn’t take long for the Spiegel prophecy to come true: this wee...

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  • Alexia Bonatsos is renowned in the startup world. The former co-editor of TechCrunch was among the first to cover Uber, Instagram, WhatsApp, and Pinterest back when they were still dreaming of unicorn status. Alexia, now a venture capitalist, just announced a new seed fund focused on investing in automation-related startups. We asked Alexia about what she looks for in founding teams, so you can ge...

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  • “Compound interest is the eighth wonder of the world; never interrupt it unnecessarily.” — Charlie MungerFounders and investors will face buyout offers for their equity at every point in a company’s lifecycle. It can be tempting to sell.Our advice? Don’t. If an investment is doing well, people will try to buy it from you. Say ‘no’ unless you can return your fund for a small piece of the stock.Inst...

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  • Warby Parker’s stylish eyeglasses are reportedly worth $1.75 billion. Online mattress-maker Casper is planning its IPO, and Unilever acquired Dollar Shave Club for $1 billion. Everyone is trying to figure out how to play emerging CPG. EVERYONE. Every public CPG company, every retailer, every consumer VC and PE firm, every meaningful public investor. EVERYONE. — Ryan Caldbeck, CEO of CircleUp New...

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  • When is a market about to hit a tipping point and blow up?One heuristic: when rappers get involved. Chamillionaire and Nas have been investing in tech startups for almost a decade. 50 Cent accepted bitcoin as payment for his 2014 album, long before the crypto boom. And now, Drake is playing esports.Esports — competitive multi-player video games like Counterstrike and Starcraft — have been around f...

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  • Michael Yoon is the Founder of Yono Consulting and is an operating partner RueOne Investments. He invests out of his AngelList syndicate Yono Ventures, and recently shared his experience of what it was like being a first-time syndicate lead on the AngelList platform. This post was first published by Michael on LinkedIn.I recently completed my first raise using the AngelList syndicate platform, wit...

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  • In the words of Charlie Munger, investing requires a latticework of mental models. Here are 11 lessons to begin filling out your angel investing lattice:If you can’t decide, the answer is noProprietary dealflow means ‘they want you’Investing takes years to learn, and longer to see returnsValuation mattersBack $0B companiesJudgment is important but overratedInvest only in technologySome of the best...

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  • Today, we are announcing Syndicates for India, a new way for investors in India to invest alongside experienced angels and VC funds that invest in India’s vibrant tech ecosystem.For InvestorsSyndicates are a private single-deal investment vehicles that let you invest in startup allocations shared by syndicate leads, enabling more angels to participate by getting access to top deals. Similar to a V...

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  • Today, in partnership with Accomplice, we’re announcing Spearhead, a program that funds and mentors founders with up to $1M of investing capital to back other founders. You can read all about it on Spearhead’s blog.If you’re a founder and want to become an angel investor, apply.Founders often have the best access to early-stage deals, and judgement on the most exciting things their peers are worki...

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  • 20 Female Founded Startups to Join in 2018We live in a time where women receive less than 2.19% of all venture capital funding. But within this tiny percentage, there lives a group of startup founders who are poised to generate outsized returns for their investors.In 2017, we saw a growing number of women-led companies achieve significant traction with customers and raise millions of investment do...

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  • If AngelList traffic is any indication, people are keenly interested in bitcoin job openings today. 350+ crypto startups hiring on AngelList, including Coinbase. Work at Coinbase. Coinbase needs all the help they can get to keep up with demand. Also, CoinList is hiring as well.If you’re interested in the space regardless of your skill set, read our guide: How to Get a Job at a Crypto Startup.body[...

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  • In the past few years, the AngelList Talent platform has become the go-to place for people in tech to find their next move, and for more than 24k startups to find top candidates. You can apply to 71k startup jobs with one application and see salary and equity information upfront. No middlemen.That approach, a transparent jobs platform, has led to over 1 million mutual introductions last year alone...

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  • More and more companies are integrating machine learning and AI in their products, and it’s only going to increase in the coming years. Companies of all sizes are together expanding the intelligence, speed, and capability of human potential through the software that they’re building. Now is the time to work in this space and create world changing and potentially life-saving technologies — with the...

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  • Large tech companies like Facebook, Google, and Apple are home to some of the brightest engineers in Silicon Valley. That is of course, until they’re ready to start their own company. And so… we were curious… What are some of the most interesting companies today founded by former Google engineers?We found close to 200 recent startups in the AngelList database that were started by former Google eng...

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  • We recently published a roundup of the 11 Highest Paying Startup Engineering Roles in San Francisco. Now it’s time to see how New York City compares.body[data-twttr-rendered="true"] {background-color: transparent;}.twitter-tweet {margin: auto !important;}New Post! 11 Highest Paying Startup Engineering Roles in San Francisco

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  • Blockchains are going to decentralize everythingAngelList co-founder Naval Ravikant sat down with Ethereum creator Vitalik Buterin at Disrupt SF. The topic of conversation was cryptocurrencies, Ethereum, and decentralizing everything. Key takeaway: Blockchains are the biggest technological breakthrough since the Internet.body[data-twttr-rendered="true"] {background-color: transparent;}.twitter-twe...

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  • The demand for talented engineers has never been greater, especially in markets like New York and San Francisco. Startup are offering top cash compensation for senior, as well as less experienced technical positions to compete for talent with other early-stage teams (as well as what Google and Facebook are offering).Which SF based startups are offering the most lucrative cash compensation for engi...

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  • Crypto job listings have nearly doubled in the last 6 months.See the original version of this post on AngelList Talent Hacks for interactive graphics, charts, and job listings at crypto startups.From startups like Coinbase to protocol creators like Filecoin, cryptocurrency companies are seeing unparalleled investment and growth in recent months. And while many new technologies (e.g. AI, self-drivi...

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  • Many of the best startups on AngelList have been brought into the community by our users. But we haven’t done nearly enough to recognize these users for their hard work.Announcing a new feature that we hope will go part of the way to saying “thanks”. Starting today, you can flag yourself as the “referrer” of a startup on AngelList. When you do so, a number of changes happen:You get prime placement...

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  • Hooked is a “chat fiction” app that has gotten 20 million teens to collectively read over 10 billion fictional text messages in the past six months. Hooked co-founder and CEO Prerna Gupta says reading isn’t dead for millennials — it’s just that fiction needs to evolve with the times. She thinks it’s a billion dollar opportunity.In this interview with Prerna, we get her perspective on how Hooked is...

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  • Building on the success of AngelList Syndicates, which have raised over $545M on a deal-by-deal basis for over 1400 startups, AngelList launched Angel Funds to provide established angels the infrastructure and capital to make larger investments in startups, without the full-time hassle of running a dedicated fund.Rick Marini is one of the first angels to run an Angel Fund. A serial entrepreneur (T...

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  • Today, we’re introducing Angel Funds, which are full-fledged venture funds for angels. They let angels make larger investments in startups, without the overhead of running a fund.The number of startups has grown dramatically over the last decade. More startups require more angels, especially the operator-angels that startups love. Angel funds let operators fund operators, without the hassle of run...

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  • Tech investor and writer Semil Shah was just named to the Forbes Midas Brink List, Forbes’ shortlist of up and coming VCs. Semil runs Haystack, a fund that has invested in over 70 companies, including Instacart, DoorDash, Hired, Hashicorp, Giphy, Envoy, OpenDoor, eShares, Airmap, Clara Labs, and Managed By Q. He is also a Venture Partner at GGV Capital.In this interview, we get Semil’s take on:Why...

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