I'm proud to announce that Jeanne & I have invested in our latest venture: Lunchbox [http://grablunchbox.com/?kid=ET07]. We've teamed up with good [http://christinemeintjes.co.za] friends [http://iaanvn.com] of ours to make this a reality and we're really excited about what the future holds. But then
I've stated a couple of times in the last year that I'd love to get into the angel investment space and I'm proud to announce that we've (I'm doing this with my wife, Jeanne [http://twitter.com/jeanne_vos]) made our first investment in Bella Vita Interiors [http://bvinteriors.co.
I'd add"it takes money to make money". If you can't de-risk such an early stage startup, then we're basically talking about gambling to some extent. Yes social proof works well and gut feel (based on experience) works too, but many of these type of investments won't work out. I
In this post [http://www.avc.com/a_vc/2010/07/some-thoughts-on-the-seed-fund-phenomenon.html] Fred Wilson goes on to explain that a company should first scale & gather traction on seed funding before it goes after venture round funding. Whilst WooThemes has never taken any outside funding (we’ve bootstrapped from the
A few thoughts on why first-time attempts at raising funding are failing.
So as I’ve mentioned before, I’m really keen to do some angel / seed investing [http://adiirockstar.com/post/484312101/startups-anyone] (via iincubate, which will also fall under the radiiate umbrella) in the future and as a result I’ve been following quite a few influential peeps in that