Monday, May 17, 2010

Angel Investors vs. Venture Capitalists

I recently added two new Blogs to my daily reading list: Marc Andreesen and Ben Horowitz. Marc Andreesen is the former founder of Netscape, sits on the board of Facebook and is a partner in the Investment Firm Andreesen Horowitz. Ben Horowitz is Marc Andreesen's partner in their Investment Firm and is a seasoned manager of many technical companies.

I've always wondered what the difference was between an Angel Investor and a Venture Capitalist (VC). VCs are a buzzword (and staple) in Silicon Valley but Angels play a large and important role early on in the start-up companies life. Ben Horowitz's article Angels vs. Venture Capitalists is worth a quick read and is really insightful - coming from someone on the outside.

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