How to become an angel investor? the basics

Naval Ravikant and Babak Nivi, the founders of Angelist, have started a new podcast and a blog, on startup topics.

In their first post, they mentioned that:

There are resources we can point you to for the cold start. Paul Graham wrote a piece called “How to be an Angel Investor.” There’s “How to be an Angel Investor, Part 2” on Venture Hacks. There’s a course called Future Investor. You can look at all of those for the basics.

I am more of a “learning by doing” type. Even though I am a lawyer and studied business and finance in grad school, I started learning about seed investing by joining a group of angel investors, initially investing small sums along with them, until I was confident enough to identify, research, perform the valuation and negotiate seed investments on my own.

Joining a syndicate in Angelist is one of the easiest and initially least expensive ways to start investing in startups. There are many equity-based crowdfunding platforms oriented to impact investments in Europe. Some of my favorites, since they are more impact investing focused, are:


Over-prepare, choose carefully and invest confidently

NickMoran from New Stack Ventures

(*) I’m an investor.

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