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By Nick Moran

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Nick Moran interviews the Venture Capital and Angel Investing experts on successful startup fundraising and investing strategy. VC and Angel investors can learn the keys to finding, negotiating and closing investments. Entrepreneurs can learn how to find investors and raise the capital they need to build their business.

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6 +’s, 2 -’s and 1 ?

Overall, five stars as this has been the most targeted and topic focused podcast on Angel & VC investing that I’ve been able to find that combines a knowledgeable host asking direct Q&A to an bevy of industry experts. (Keep reading for a more detailed summary supporting the ranking.)

Ok, I’ve listened to all of the episodes (I think ten so far) and can say that I give it six positive marks, two semi-negative marks and have one question.

The six positives:

1 - The podcast was recommended by a professional angel investor I trust when I was pestering for something to help me ‘get smart’ on the subject.

2 - The guests are really industry players from across the country. I’ve heard of most of the investors (yet I am still new so more experienced people may know all of them) so I was very impressed that a new podcast was able to land such well known people.

3 - I think that the interviews flow well with structured and straightforward questions vs other podcasts where hosts just have organic agenda-less conversations that don’t have a takeaway purpose for the listener.

4 - The end-of-interview recap. I don’t realize how much of the interview I missed until the recap. This is a great summary that every episode has included and something I started writing down (until I found it all written on the website).

5 - Upon finding the website I liked it as you can see each interview’s recap, the ’tip-of-the-week’, the resources each guest spoke of (or book they wrote) and the site wasn’t full of extra clutter trying to be another all things for investors resource (where I get lost as it is too much to get through).

6 - I like the ‘tip-of-the-week’ but it is my least favorite so far as the ‘tips’ feel a bit too high level or conceptual and would like more details or examples to bolster the advice. Though this is new and maybe that is what is planned going forward.

OK, the two negatives:

1 - If anything it is the length. An hour show is great but my commute is not that long and while I could increase the playback speed > 1x I actually don’t because the content has been so good that I don’t want to miss anything (and I’m already finding that I’m missing things during the recap). So maybe this negative is more of a backhanded compliment, the show is good - so good that I can’t speed it up and finish it during my commute.

2 - The show is also expensive in that I haven’t bought everything the guests were plugging but I did order Rose’s book and Feld’s book. I am digging into Feld’s first and it is a great resource and now a lot of things I’ve heard are making more sense. I guess these resource expenses are just pennies compared to the thousands I’d likely be losing making uneducated dumb-money follow the lesser-fool investments.

My one question is wondering where the show goes from here. So far the episodes have been good intro-101 complimented by great interviews so after the range of basics are covered I look forward to seeing the show go into greater hands-on detail of the ‘how to’.

About me; I am interested in investing but didn’t know where to start so I was self-studying via blogs, google alerts and other internet articles. So far the podcast is only nine or ten episodes old but I’ve already become more confident to ‘get involved’ as the tips herein and the resources the speakers have talked about (promoted) have pointed me in a direction for MUCH better educational information.

Great Resource for both investors and entrepreneurs!

Love to hear Nick’s and his guests’ perspective on angel investing. It is certainly helpful to the angel community. It is also very useful to the entrepreneurs. Entrepreneurs need to understand angels’ perspective. The podcast is well structured, well timed, and has just the right amount of detail. I’ve listened through the first 11 episodes, looking forward to hear the rest. This is my current go-to podcast while driving.

Brilliant and Captivation

This podcast is extrememly informative and entertaining. I have given up reading on my daily train ride in favor of this pocast. The notes on the website are also very helpful, if I can't keep an example straight or want to reference back to an old episode its all right there. I love the episode recaps and of course the tip of the week. Thank you so much, keep up the great work.

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