Startup Digest

Angel Investor

April 29, 2016

Here are the headlines from the Angel Investor community this week.

I am now on the train between Venture Capital City Trondheim to Bodø, Norway. Fantastic journey and NSB Comfort coaches are a perfect office away from home. You will find pictures and the full story at Snapchat.

As I mentioned last week, I am traveling to New York May 5 and have your information posted a link to Mobile Software AS and their landing page. I will invest in their US daughter company and as a Non-Executive Director and will be directly involved in launching the service "Buddy" and their next app "Mama".

Feel free to post me ideas, links, news and other stuff you think would be of interest to the community.

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METRO Accelerator kicks off second round together with Techstars

METRO Accelerator, powered by Techstars, is commencing the application process for its second program for startups, whose digital services and companies could give a direct boost to the commercial success of restaurants, hotels and catering businesses. From now until June 20, interested startups from all over the world can submit an application for the program on

How women entrepreneurs are smashing the glass ceiling

Anushree Bhattacharyya -

- It’s great to see more women starting up, says Namrata Bostrom, co-founder, and CEO, I think they’re now more open and willing to take the risk of launching their own businesses. Startups also offer them a fantastic opportunity to learn a lot in a short span of time. Most corporate jobs don’t offer such a steep learning curve. Moreover, each women entrepreneur is solving a problem through her business. These businesses have been created to solve a particular problem which women as entrepreneurs have been able to find.

Serial entrepreneur wants to inspire more Colorado angel investors

Monica Mendoza - Denver Business Jurnal

- What Leslie Jump learned from talking with angel investors is that there are three reasons why they invest: To make money, because they themselves are entrepreneurs and have empathy for how difficult it is to raise money, and because they see the industry they worked in being transformed by technology and want to be part of it.

Buddy - innovative and distruptiv application

Rich Larsen - Idea Gardener Berg Moe

- Research shows that many messages and phone calls a day was dedicated to the question; Where are you? "Buddy" is running on your mobile device so you can see your friends and family members on a map and communicate with them via HD video. Have a look at the video and Mobile Software AS are in NYC May 5 - 12 and open for meetings with local Angel Investors.

How to See Marketing as an Investment, Not an Expense

Samuel Edwards - Inc.

- Once you learn to see marketing strategies as investments, rather than just expenses, you can start planning your budgets better and start optimizing your strategies for the best possible return. Though the best possible return isn't always the one with the greatest long-term financial value (as short-term benefits have their own advantages), understanding the differences will help you plan better for what your business truly needs.

Market Profile: São Paulo

Startup Angels

- A market profile for angel investing in São Paulo. While not as iconic as Rio, São Paulo’s status as Brazil’s financial and business center makes it tremendously appealing to startups, a reputation supported by the full quarter of the Brazilian Startup Association’s companies that call the city home.

Deal of the week: Stemcentrx

Lydia Ramsey - Business Insider UK

- AbbVie, a major biopharmaceutical company, just picked up biotech startup Stemcentrx in a deal that's worth up to $10.2 billion. That would make it the second-largest venture capital-backed acquisition in history.

Daymond John's Top 7 Tips on How to Launch Your Product Like a Shark

Kim Lachance Shandrow -

- Daymond John intimately knows the power of broke. After three failed attempts, the Shark Tank star launched his first business with just $40 and a hope and a prayer. Of course, scoring an endorsement from LL Cool J didn’t hurt either. Not long after the rap legend began wearing John’s hand-sewn clothing line, FUBU (“For Us By Us”) blew up in the mainstream.

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