Category Archives: angel investing

What I Look for In Tech Startups

Below is a summary of an interview with the prominent Seattle tech investor Chris Devore. Jasper Kuria did the in-person interview and Chris Sheppard contributed to the summary.   Chris DeVore is Managing Director of Techstars Seattle, the Pacific Northwest’s most selective startup accelerator, and also co-founder and Managing Partner of Founders’ Co-op, the region’s […]

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Y Combinator Partner & Gmail Creator, Paul Buchheit: The Surprising Thing I’ve Learned from Investing in 200+ Startups

Paul Buchheit is a partner at Y Combinator and an angel investor in over 200 companies, with 29 exits. He was employee #23 at Google where he created Gmail and also came up with the “Don’t be evil” motto. He shares his early Google experiences and key investing insights with Capital & Growth. Any guess what […]

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All Investors Claim they “Add Value”. Few Do, Says Seattle Angel

Jon Staenberg is a prominent angel investor in Seattle. He was previously a partner at Rustic Canyon, a venture capital firm, and invested in over 200 companies including Facebook. Jon is an entrepreneur as well and founded Hand of God wines in 2005. As a frequent sponsor of startup events in Seattle, he can often […]

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Top Ranked Angel Gil Penchina on Why He Hates Venture Capitalists

Gil Penchina is the top ranked angel investor on AngelList. He has invested in over 100 companies including 5 unicorns. He sat down with Capital & Growth to share his thoughts on investing and the startup landscape. We usually start our interviews with the Rapid Fire Response, Good or Evil Round. We make a startup-related statement on […]

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