Startup Digest

Angel Investor

December 16, 2016

Hi, angels! 

Here you have some of the posts I have been reading this week and hope you find some relevant stories.

As a curator, I want feedback on what you think should be the focus of this newsletter, and I promise your voice will be heard. Please send me the exciting news, deals, tools and if you are on Twitter feel free to connect at @vikinangels or LinkedIn.

Angel Investor Startup Digest is curated by:
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A Cambridge entrepreneur who played a key role in Amazon Alexa has backed a London art startup

Sam Shead - Business Insider

- William Tunstall-Pedoe, the founder of a voice recognition app that was acquired by Amazon and used to develop the Amazon Echo device, has invested in a London-based art startup called Artfinder.

Why this prominent Seattle angel investor is heading to college at the age of 54

Monica Nickelsburg - GeekWire

- Gary Rubens is one of Seattle’s top angel investors, a fixture in the region’s startup ecosystem. But now the 54-year-old investor and entrepreneur are looking to fulfill a different type of dream, one more than three decades in the making.

Trump tells tech leaders his goal is 'to help you folks do well'

Cromwell Schubarth - L.A. BIZ

- President-elect Donald Trump told business leaders at a tech summit meeting in New York Wednesday that he wants to help them do well.

7 Entrepreneurship lessons to be learned from old fables

TeamInc42 - Inc42

- Storytelling is the most ancient way of passing down history, legacy and education. Even before paper was discovered, stories were told from generation to generation. 

Why the AT&T-Time Warner merger is dangerous

Walt Mossberg - The Verge

- In my many years of covering business and technology, I’ve yet to encounter an industry as strange as wireless carriers. They are simultaneously successful and yet perpetually unhappy with their very trade. 

Deal of the week: Ynsect

Chris O'Brian -

- Ynsect raises $15.2 million to turn worms into dinner for your pets, and maybe one day for you!

Making Tons of Money Means Nothing If You Don't Have a Passion for Your Startup

Nina Zipkin -

- As the founder of an app development company, Josh Reeves didn’t love his startup. Despite making thousands in revenue each day and having millions of subscribers, he wasn’t happy.

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