HOTB Software Solutions
HOTB is a highly experienced software development company that provides in-kind angel capital to startup entrepreneurs with a viable technology based business. HOTB helps startups bridge the gap between their friends and family round and their venture capital round by subsidizing expensive technology needs. HOTB specializes in building custom software platforms to provide certainty of execution, experience, credibility, security and compliance. Additionally, HOTB Ventures has been formed for instances of passive investment when software development is not needed.

Manatt
Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP is known for quality, for extraordinary commitment to clients, for integrated, relationship-based services, and for a range of capabilities typically found only in boutique firms. We are progressive and entrepreneurial compared to other major firms, and we are deeply committed to diversity, to public service, to involvement in the communities we serve and to excellence in all we do.

TriNet
Tech companies partner with TriNet Passport to compete for top talent by using our bundled HR products that cover the core services of payroll, fortune 100 benefits, risk and compliance, a scalable HR team all on a cloud platform. TriNet reduces the time businesses spend managing HR and administrative issues while providing enterprise-grade cloud capabilities. This enables entrepreneurs and management to focus on what’s important from raising funds to driving revenue. Join hundreds of executives in high tech who have experienced the TriNet Passport difference, working for companies in hardware, software, SaaS and telecommunications. Contact choy.chew@trinet.com for more information.

Eureka
The Eureka Building is a 3-acre technology campus in Irvine, California designed to help accelerate innovation. Founded in 2014 by Peter Polydor, our goal is to support local entrepreneurship by giving innovative companies and entrepreneurs in Orange County a home that is centrally located and easy to access. Through partnerships we are more than just a home, but are a support network hosting startup events while fostering mentorship relationships with our partners all within one of the most creative spaces in the region.

CrashLabs
CRASHLABS IS A VIBRANT COWORKING AND EVENTS COMMUNITY THAT ENHANCES WORK/LIFE BALANCE FOR THE NEW ECONOMY OF UNTETHERED WORKERS. CRASHLABS OFFERS CREATIVE AND FLEXIBLE SPACES SUCH AS OPEN DESKS, DEDICATED DESKS, PRIVATE OFFICES, AND EVENTS SPACE THAT SERVE EVERYONE FROM THE INDIVIDUAL TO CORPORATIONS.

Real Office Centers
At ROC you’ll find a cohesive and progressive working environment with professional support for entrepreneurs, innovators, and today’s leaders. Beyond merely providing the physical workspace, we contribute to your capital growth by facilitating innovation, inspiration, and collaboration. With professional support services, educational events, and a stimulating environment, ROC is where you and your company will grow. Our open-source work environment and friendly staff complete with private receptionists keep business running smoothly. ROC handles day-to-day operations and facility management so your company can focus on what it does best.

Using AngelList to Raise Money? Then Don’t Miss These Insider Tips by Ash Fontana

Posted by Jonathan Greechan on 2013-04-10

At the 13th Founder Showcase, which took place on March 27th of this year, the focus of the evening was on the ‘Future of Funding’ and early-stage startups. Ash Fontana, Head of Fundraising Products at AngelList, kicked off the event with a talk every founder needs to hear: Tips on Fundraising via AngelList.

Ash explained the fundamentals of using the site including 5 best practices for both startups and investors. Why use online tools for fundraising in the first place? Well, according to Ash “you won’t get the best investor or the best price if you don’t expose yourself to everyone”, and that means utilizing every resource available.

         So how can you optimize your presence on AngelList? Check out the video below and our summary to find out;


                      


1. Set up an AngelList profile as soon as possible

As soon as your company is more than an idea, create your AngelList profile. This profile is essentially a LinkedIn for your company and is a great way to establish your presence online.



2. Build a stellar profile

The number one mistake entrepreneurs make is that they don’t give potential investors enough information. So what does it mean to have a great profile?

- Provide as much information as possible.

- Be specific. Concentrate on one thing you do that no one else does.

- If you’re active you WILL get noticed.

- Match offline with online activity – make sure your real world network is reflected on AngelList.

 

3. Use AngelList like a social network

AngelList is a social network, so use it as such!  This is your chance to showcase every element of your business, so take advantage and give investors the information they need to evaluate you as a whole. This might include notable connections, milestones in your company, and your activity on the site. When you meet someone interesting, ask them to follow you on AngelList – don’t be shy! Again, the more active you are, the more likely you are to get noticed.



4. You can’t gamify AngelList

There are no tricks or hacks to getting more attention on AngelList. With filters in place that weight companies based on quality, startups that are trending or featured in investor’s feeds are selected based on value and organic interest. The snowball effect happens on AngelList the same way it does it real life; introductions are made, money is invested, and eventually buzz starts to build.



5. Best practices for investors

To get the most out of AngelList as an investor, make sure you’ve tagged all your previous investments and identified markets you are interested in. This way you will receive a more personalized deal flow based on your interests and location. Finally, when searching for companies, use the url www.angel.co/startups to see who is looking to raise a round.

Regardless of whether or not you decide to use AngelList, Ash recommends using online tools to establish your businesses’ online presence and to ensure you get the best price when your startup is looking to raise money. There are plenty of online tools out there, so take your pick. However, when you do decide to build a profile, make sure you are taking advantage of every feature offered and you are getting the most out of it.


About AngelList
AngelList is a platform for startups. Often touted as the “LinkedIn for your company”, AngelList helps connect startups with investors by fostering connections, highlighting relevant company information, and helping provide access to capital.

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