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One of Silicon Valley's most successful angel investors shares his rules for investing in start-ups.
There are two ways to make money in start-ups: create something valuable - or invest in the people that are creating valuable things.
Over the past 25 years, Jason Calacanis has made a fortune investing in creators, spotting and helping build and fund a number of successful technology start-ups - investments that have earned him tens of millions of dollars. Now, in this enlightening guide that is sure to become the bible for 21st century investors, Calacanis takes potential angels step by step through his proven method of creating massive wealth: start-ups.
As Calacanis makes clear, you can get rich - even if you came from humble beginnings (his dad was a bartender, his mom a nurse), didn't go to the right schools, and weren't a top student. The trick is learning how angel investors think. Calacanis takes you inside the minds of these successful moneymen, helping you understand how they prioritize and make the decisions that have resulted in phenomenal profits. He guides you step by step through the process, revealing how leading investors evaluate new ventures, calculating the risks and rewards, and explains how the best start-ups leverage relationships with angel investors for the best results.
Whether you're an aspiring investor or a budding entrepreneur, Angel will inspire and educate you on all the ins of outs. Buckle up for a wild ride into the world of angel investing!
This audiobook edition of Angel includes exclusive bonus one-on-one interviews with Jason Calacanis and professional angel investors. Featured are Founders Fund partner Cyan Banister, multiple start-up investor Gil Penchina, founding partner at XG Ventures Andrea Zurek, and serial entrepreneur and start-up mentor Ed Roman.
©2017 Calacanis, LLC. (P)2017 HarperCollins Publishers
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By BRAD on 07-21-17

This audio book is worth millions!!

The author Jason Calacanis shares his 25 years of experience in Angel investing. Giving examples of what works and what does not. Sharing his rules for Angel investing and providing a strategic framework on how to get started. At the end of the book are valuable interviews with other professional Angel investors. Jason is a great narrator and interviewer that lets the conversation flow. I have listened to over 125 audible books and this is my favorite. Inspiring!!!

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By rpophessagr on 07-19-17

How to become an Angel Investor. No Really.

This book lays out step by step how you too can get a piece of the action... and you don't need to be rich to get started.

OR read this book as an entrepreneur to understand how your potential investors think.

Seriously, read this book.

Jason here is at his finest. He lays bare his history, how he became successful as an investor, and shares his insights and mistakes so you don't have to make them too.

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By Matt on 09-11-17

Jason demystifies Angel investing

Jason's passion and expertise in business startups advice is well known.

With this book he has now shared his passion and knowledge for angel investing in this straight talking guide perfect for those just starting out.

Jason continues to prove himself as one of the best educators in the startup ecosystem.

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By Barrie H. on 09-11-17

Calacanis made me an angel

I was one of the people who took a small slice of his syndicated investment in calm.com (an awesome mindfulness app) -- which he talks about in this book.

In 2014 I'd seen him interview the founder, Alex Tew, on his ThisWeekInStartups podcast. Calacanis was so insightful as he took the business to pieces, looked at each piece, and began to figure out its potential, chatting to Alex about what it could become.

When Calacanis offered his viewers a chance to invest alongside him, I happily chipped in my money -- it was obvious from Jason's analysis that it'd be a success -- soon I was investing again and again in several more startups through his online syndicate... And that led a tech accelerator in London to contact me -- they were looking for startup tech angels over here in England and asked was I one ? ...... I took a deep breath then said "YES ! I AM an angel investor!"

I'm 35 investments in now, and going strong - and that's all thanks to Calacanis.

He has educated, encouraged and funded a generation of startup founders -- and this book undoubtedly will have the same impact for angels everywhere.

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By Anonymous User on 11-13-17

thanks for the insight into the industry AMAZING!

Buy it well worth it. Can't wait for the next book Jason you're awesome love your delivery style.

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By Raef on 09-19-17

A must read/listen for entrepreneurs also

When it comes time to raise money, this book will provide great insight into how I present myself and my start up to hopefully make the process more efficient for all.

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