Jose and I have been angel investing for over 14 years. We love angel investing. We love working closely with entrepreneurs. It’s an amazing learning experience and source of inspiration. It also helps us keep a finger on the pulse of the market. While we have been doing it for fun as much as anything alongside our day jobs, we developed a set of heuristics that has made our investing much more economically rewarding than we originally expected.
If you an Internet entrepreneur looking for seed money ($100k as part of a $500k- $1 million round), this is what we look for:
We think we are comparatively better investors for your startup because:
For a more detailed explanation of our philosophy and approach, read:
Online Video Advertising
Expedia for Brazil
JustFab for Lingerie
Diapers.com for Germany
Online Investment Management
Stubhub for Latin America
This only includes the companies I angel invested in and does not include the companies I have created (OLX, Zingy, Aucland) or incubated.
Viajanet is a partial exit which is why it appears both in the exits and active companies.
Successful exits are companies where I made money as an investor. Unsuccessful exits are companies where I lost money as an investor.