What’s the best way to raise in convertible notes or in your priced equity round?

Ron Conway (Founder & Co-Managing Partner @ SV Angel)
Raising Angel Money | Bothsides of the Table

[via Mark Suster] Ron Conway said he never likes to do convertible debt deals and always insists on pricing his investments. His rationale was clear, “If I invest in a company I open my Rolodex for them. I help them with business development introductions. I introduce employees. I give them credibility in the fund raising process. Let’s say the company was worth $1 million when I met them and I’ve helped them with both my Rolodex and my cash… (read more)

What’s the best way to do outreach to investors?

Ron Conway (Founder & Co-Managing Partner @ SV Angel)
Ron Conway, Mike Maples Jr. – Angel Investing Revealed by Stanford eCorner | Free Listening on SoundCloud

You have to have a great executive summary with a great elevator pitch. If you can’t communicate via writing exactly what this company’s doing you’re not going to get through the system

What’s the best way to choose good partners?

Ron Conway (Founder & Co-Managing Partner @ SV Angel)
Ron Conway, Mike Maples Jr. – Angel Investing Revealed by Stanford eCorner | Free Listening on SoundCloud

Who you choose to trust is one of the most important things to do well in your career. I would highly encourage entreprenuers to really reference check in a lot of depth, their angel investors. It’s unsophisticated not to.

What’s the best way to choose good partners?

Ron Conway (Founder & Co-Managing Partner @ SV Angel)
Ron Conway, Mike Maples Jr. – Angel Investing Revealed by Stanford eCorner | Free Listening on SoundCloud

[Think to yourself] OK I’m going to be in the foxhole with this person for the next five years and bullets are going to be flying in all directions. What’s that going to be like when we have our first near death experience?