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David CohenAngel investing. Is it right for your company? Do you want to perhaps become an angel investor? What kinds of companies attract angel investors? Which don’t? Meet today’s guest, David Cohen. David is the Founder of TechStars, which is a unique premise that gives startups a little bit of cash and a lot of guidance and has been responsible for some amazing results.

Right off their website:

TechStars is a mentorship-driven seed stage investment program. We run a three month long program in Boston (MA), Boulder (CO), New York City (NY) and Seattle (WA) once each year. We’re very selective – hundreds of companies apply and we only take about ten companies per city. These companies get up to $18,000 in seed funding, three months of intensive top-notch mentorship, and the chance to pitch to angel investors and venture capitalists at the end of the program.

We have invested in 60 companies since 2007. You can see the full results (funding, acquisition, failure, etc). Most of our companies go on to raise angel or venture money after the program.

What do you think? Is angel investing something you see in your future? Perhaps as an investor or as a company looking for investment? What do you think of the TechStars model?

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