Scratchpaper Recommended Links [Ed. 0020 / Investing & Entrepreneurship]

Latest selection of the best stuff I’ve seen lately across the ScratchPaper focus areas of Angel Investing, Entrepreneurship, Business &  Communication, including items on ways angels can hurt companies, how Silicon Valley is having some issues, and how to get people to act on your emails.  Enjoy.

Angel Investing

Proceed With Caution Selecting Startup Investments (Business Insider)

Angel or Devil: Who is Really Investing In Your Startup? (HBR)

Venture Capital In An Age of Algorithms (GigaOM)

Why Angels Play Moneyball Rather Than Powerball (Grinda)

21 Red Flags to Watch for in a Biotech Company (Xconomy)

When angels reach too high, startups can fall (Fortune)

US Angel Investing This Year Likely Won’t Pass 2012 Levels (TechCrunch)


Some thoughts on startup crowdfunding (Chris Dixon)

A VC: Leading vs Following (Wilson / AVC)

How we skipped the VCs, crowdfunded our Series A — and raised nearly $2M online (GigaOM)


The Credentials Trap (Chris Dixon)

How Silicon Valley Can Kill Your Start-Up (Venture Beat)

When A Great Product Hits the Funding Crunch (Andrew Chen)

Silicon Vally Has An Arrogance Problem (WSJ)

Tips on Talking to and Tapping Potential Investors (NYTimes)

6 Things Successful Entrepreneurs Always Do (Forbes)

Baby Boomers Fueling Wave of Entrepreneurship (ABCNews)

You Can Be an Entrepreneur–and Not Get Divorced (Dave Balter / Inc.)


Corporate Venture Investors Starting To Look A Lot More Like Private VCs (TechCrunch)

Hiring In The Age of Big Data (BusinessWeek)

3 reasons why the US might finally be ready for real patent reform (GigaOM)

The highly unusual company behind Sriracha, the world’s coolest hot sauce (QZ)

What is the most important thing you have learned about leadership? (Quora)

James Surowiecki: Why Obamacare is Good for Small Businesses (NewYorker)


How to Get Busy People to Take Action When You Send an Email (Suster/Both Sides)

Presentation Skills Considered Harmful (Serious Pony)

Vsnap raises $500K to humanize biz communication through video (Boston Business Journal)


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