The First Angel Network Association (FAN) is a not-for-profit organization formed to bridge the capital gap for companies with extraordinary potential in Atlantic Canada.
Not all angel investors are created equal. Some can be superstars with meaningful value to add. Others are bad apples and should be avoided. It is important to select an investor who is not only financially capable of helping out, but hopefully great for your company in other ways. This often requires being selective and taking the long view. Christopher Miribile has provided a helpful resource for choosing investors and raising funds:
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Martin Zwilling's blog Startup Professionals Musings has a wide variety of resources for both entrepreneurs and angels alike. In the following blog post, Martin discusses some key questions to expect when undergoing due diligence.