Top 50 Venture Capital Podcasts to follow

Over the last years, there has been a sharp rise in podcasts’ popularity. Find the best channels in the article.

Investment Behavior of Business Angels during the Pandemic

Find out how the investment behaviour of business angels changed due to the pandemic.

Germany`s Business Angel of the Year 2020 – Nikolaus D. Bayer

For the 20th time, the Business Angels Netzwerk Deutschland (BAND) awarded 2020 the “Goldene Nase” with which the “Business Angel of the Year” is chosen. In 2020 prize was given to Nikolaus Bayer.

Enrico Chiapparoli – Italy’s Business Angel of 2020

As part of an event organized by the Angel Network Club “degli Investitori”, Italy selects the best Business Angel every year. Read more about the winner of 2020.

Business Angel of the Year 2020 – Nikolaus Futter, CBA™

Nikolaus Futter, a graduate of our Certified Business Angel Program in 2018, has been elected to the “Business Angel of the Year 2020”. Read more about “Niki”.

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20 Books Every Angel Investor Should Read

Besides our own articles and teaching materials, we have selected some of our favorite books on angel investments and compiled them below.

Guide for Creating an Angel Investor Group

infoDev is a multi-donor program in the World Bank Group’s Trade & Competitiveness Global Practice that supports entrepreneurs in developing economies. They released a very handy guide for creating an angel investor group, which is an adaptation of the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation’s 2004 guidebook. The book covers all stages of setting up a business angel organization: Reviewing your assessment, building the framework, launching group operations, identifying deals and investing as well as follow-on relationships and activities. You can download the book here.  

Angel Investing: Matching Startup Funds with Startup Companies

They deliver more capital to entrepreneurs than any other source. And they often receive an incredible return on their investments. They’re angel investors, some of the most important–and least understood–players in business today. The United States has close to three million angels, whose investments in startups exceed $60 billion per year. Some of our most successful companies were funded by angels–companies like Ford, AOL, and Amazon.com. But until now, little has been written about these angels, due in part to their preference for anonymity. Angel Investors provides an inside look at who these angels are and how they operate. It also shows would-be angels and entrepreneurs how best to find each other. Order the book on Amazon.