Archive for November 2023

We have all heard the importance of having one or more of our angel investments noted as a “home run” In terms of a return exit. What is a “home run”? Generally speaking we can define a home run for an angel investor as a company having a very successful return multiple at the time of their exit, generally with a return multiple of 10.0x or more. Why is this important?
A personal journey to explore why emotional design is the heartbeat of successful tech products and how it can transform a good idea into something beloved and indispensable.
On Monday, October 30, President Joe Biden issued an Executive Order on the Safe, Secure, and Trustworthy Development and Use of Artificial Intelligence (AI). Along with issuing the Executive Order, President Biden spoke to industry leaders, members of Congress, and members of his Cabinet to highlight the five pillars of this Executive Order (EO). These pillars are summarized as follows.
Neil Bagchi, founder of Bagchi Law, PLLC, is a leader in this entrepreneurial ecosystem. Neil's passion for supporting entrepreneurs is not only evident in his role on the Board of Directors at CED (Council for Entrepreneurial Development) but also in his sponsorship and investments in several local private companies and angel and venture capital funds, including the Triangle Tweener Fund, which is focused on building an index of early-stage startups.
Carta has partnered with the ACA to provide Angels and their networks with the right tools, knowledge, and network to effectively invest in early-stage startups.
AI has emerged as a game-changer for startups, transforming the business landscape in ways that were previously unimaginable. The ability of AI systems to process and analyze complex data enables startups to gain valuable insights to empower them to make informed decisions that drive their success.

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Public Policy Quarterly Newsletter Issue 2 by Angel Capital Association  on  February 16
ACA Announces Partnership with PixelEdge by Angel Capital Association  on  February 13