Finding an Angel Group to Match Your Interests

Joe Johnson, Ph.D.
Entrepreneur. Investor. Startup Expert.

There are new angel groups cropping up everywhere. When selecting one to join, it’s important to examine not solely the bare requirements, but to consider whether the group invests in companies matching your …

Who Are Angel Investors? – and Why It Matters

Joe Johnson, Ph.D.
Entrepreneur. Investor. Startup Expert.

Angels are responsible for much of the startup growth in the United States. Because they’re more willing to invest in early-stage companies, angels have a huge impact on high-growth ventures. While they’re helping …

Insights From the HALO 2017 Report

Joe Johnson, Ph.D.
Entrepreneur. Investor. Startup Expert.

The Kauffman Foundation continues to inspire and educate in the entrepreneurship space. Its sister non-profits, the Angel Resource Institute and the Angel Capital Association, aim to do for angel investing what the Kauffman …

What’s the Best Portfolio Management Strategy?

Joe Johnson, Ph.D.
Entrepreneur. Investor. Startup Expert.

We’re all aware of the importance of diversifying one’s investment portfolio. You may have even received this advice with respect to angel investments. The most appropriate time to determine how you’ll conduct your …

Negotiating the ‘Right’ Deal

Joe Johnson, Ph.D.
Entrepreneur. Investor. Startup Expert.

The experience of negotiating a deal with a startup can run the gamut from smooth to difficult. The factors affecting the process include: the valuation of the company, the terms specified in the …

Four Valuation Methods for Angel Investors

Joe Johnson, Ph.D.
Entrepreneur. Investor. Startup Expert.

Valuation is the process by which a startup’s potential worth is determined, as well as the ownership stake an investor will have in the business. For angel investors looking at early-stage startups, it …

Recognizing Important Risk Factors

Joe Johnson, Ph.D.
Entrepreneur. Investor. Startup Expert.

Investing is risky, plain and simple. No investment will ever be risk-free. It is possible, however, to mitigate your risks so as to increase your likelihood of achieving a successful exit. The due …

Investing in the Right Team

Joe Johnson, Ph.D.
Entrepreneur. Investor. Startup Expert.

A great business idea is only as good as the people behind it. The right team will work together for the success of their business plan from point of nurturing a nascent idea …