Highly Experienced Angel Investor:
This Angel Investor began his career as a deeply technical IT guy, working for a number of large software companies and smaller dotcom start-ups like Netscape and Software.com.
Having gone through some successful IPOs, This angel Investor took the cash generated through his stock option sales and co-founded a photo/video sharing start-up in 1999.
Year 2000 was a tough year for start-ups but this angel investor was able to secure an additional €4.3 million in venture funding and sold the video sharing technology to what was then a tiny start-up called Youtube! The photo sharing side of the business continued to grow and this angel investors company merged with Silverwire Ag, finally exiting with a sale to HP in 2006.
This Angel Investor is looking to invest in the following businesses:
This angel Investor would prefer to invest in start-ups requiring seed capital/angel investor help, particularly those where the value in the venture is primarily in the skill/talent of the individuals concerned.
This Angel Investor has used this investment strategy and is an approach that he understands well.
This Investor has a PhD is in Behavioural Economics and can provide a lot of help with turning technology into a viable business for entrepreneurs.
Past Investments that this angel investor has made:
This Angel Investor has made angel investments in the past and is currently invested in three ventures across a diverse range of disciplines.
One is a tech startup working on a method for recovering precious metals from end of life electronic components, another is an independent movie due to begin filming in 2012 and the third is a software venture founded by an ex-employee of this investors, developing a 3D object scanning application using existing video camera hardware.
This angel investors primary motivation for looking at further angel investments is as an alternative to going down the start-up route again. This investor could do that but would prefer to invest and get to participate in multiple new ventures.