Angel List · Angel investing

To raise money on Angel List, do I have to have Andreeson or Kutcher invest first?

Jake Ring President at dcBLOX Inc.

January 30th, 2015

I entered our profile onto Angel List, and even though we've already raised half the funds in our Convertible Note round, heard it might be a good platform to help close the round out. Yet it's not clear how to raise money by self-syndicating, as apparently have to have a "high-profile" investor invest at least $100k in order to qualify. We're in Atlanta, hard to get N. CA attention already. What is the best way to contact the investor's listed on Angel List, especially if none of my LinkedIn contacts are connected to them?

Jessica Alter Entrepreneur & Advisor

January 30th, 2015

Honestly doing it on your own on Angel List really does not work well. You either need to a) be featured by an investor with a major syndicate (There are only a few) or b) featured by A/L - they usually do that if a is done. Sorry, not the answer you want to hear but ideally saves you time. It's 150% about social proof. Not really a marketplace.

Jacob Shea Director, Portfolio and LP Community, Entrepreneur in Residence at Structure Capital. And Dork

January 30th, 2015

Congrats on getting this far.

  • Make sure your profile is tagged for "currently fundraising" so investors can filter search
  • Contact people that Follow your company
  • Continue to share that Angellist profile
  • Search for investors who've backed startups in a similar space to yours, follow them on AngelList, and then message them
  • Try to get featured by contacting AL directly, see if your company profile fits those of upcoming "featured" categories.
  • If you have a Lead Investor, have them help you as much as possible to share your profile and find investors in and out of AL.  
This an old article but still relevant: 

Mike Whitfield Sr. Software Engineer, EPAM, Google

September 8th, 2015

I have access to the entire database of 30,000 AngelList investors (by city, keyword, you name it).  Let's chat :)