Angel investor · Fundraising

Forums for AngelList members?

ChrBaudry

January 8th, 2016

Are there online forums where AngelList members can discuss without being on the Angel.co site?
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Michael Cappucci

January 13th, 2016

We're building one! We haven't found anything specifically dedicated to this type of discussion, so we decided to start building. Super happy to have stumbled upon this post - if anyone is interested in checking out our progress/offering feedback send me a message!


Jackson Powell UI/UX Designer & Front End Developer

January 8th, 2016

I've found investors and entrepreneurs on Quora, I second Jeff's suggestion. I haven't found a one-stop source yet though I've automated the process a bit through Twitter using TweetDeck to set up a search for keywords. Then reaching out to people with direct tweets.

Not what you were looking for but maybe it will give you some ideas. You could also use a tool like BuzzBundle to search for conversations on forums with specific keywords.

There are tools like Hootsuite and Insightly that will allow you to social listen on the major social media platforms as well.

Anonymous

January 9th, 2016

Keiretsu forum is a good place to meet other angel investors. You can check their events here
Many angel investor groups hold events open to public, guest lists are limited and non-members often need to pay to attend. E.g.:

Patrina Mack Experts in global commercialization

January 9th, 2016

Mosaic is another one to try.  Are you not happy with the founder dating forum?

Anonymous

January 8th, 2016

email? Quora? Build your own via an open source tool like phpBB?

Anonymous

January 8th, 2016

Slack, google groups, meetup.com.
When I googled:  build your own forum, there were lots of hits:
  createaforum.com
  forumotion.com

Yannis Moati

January 10th, 2016

If you find one Christian, please let us know... i have a few words to share, live with the community :)

Peter Chalkley VCQ Media Ltd - London, UK. Public Relations and Communications social Dating Platform

January 14th, 2016

Christian Baudry       This is much appreciated! We're finishing up on things, so should be moving into development in the next couple of months. Will definitely provide an update on this thread as we get closer to full launch.

Frank Kelly

January 9th, 2016

I'll second / third the suggestion that Quora might be a good place to start - perhaps anonymously :-)

ChrBaudry

January 8th, 2016

Jeff and Rand:

My idea was not to create my own forum because it takes time to have enough subscribers, but to identify existing forums where angelList registered users discuss, get in touch or share info.

Angel.co is not really practical to discuss "live" you can send messages but there is no conversation in real time.

So my question is: is there an online forum, if possible using video, where these exchanges face-to-face can happen?

If it does not exist: is there a need for it and what would you do on these forums?

(For my part it would be to better better integrated in the Investing community, know more people and be more up to date about trends).