From Founder To Funder: Insights From Angel Investors With An Entrepreneurial Background

One of the first signs of a maturing startup ecosystem is when successful founders start investing in the next generation of promising entrepreneurs. These founders-turned-funders are, like all investors, striving for returns commensurate with the risk they are taking but are also driven by a desire to give back.

“You feel compelled to give other people a chance, an opportunity which someone afforded to you at one stage in your life. I really believe that even the smartest entrepreneurs in the world – Steve Jobs, Sergey Brin, pick anyone – I promise you, at some stage in their journey, luck played a role; another angel investor

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