Part of Our Research Series for Angel Investors

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The goal of screening is to whittle down potentially thousands of investment opportunities to those that are eligible for consideration given an angel’s investment philosophy, sector preferences, and other criteria that define the interest of the investor. Between the offer of a term sheet and closing of a deal, preliminary and final due diligence are…


Part of Our Research Series for Angel Investors

Want access to high quality deal flow, a community of professional investors, and exclusive events for Angel Investors? Consider joining GoingVC Angels. Click here to join. Members also get access to a complete library of Angel Investing resources, including guides, models, and research like this.

Active Angel Investors can see hundreds of opportunities a year, so in addition to having a robust due diligence process, knowing what to expect and look for in a pitch deck can help with efficiency. Ultimately, it comes down to a degree of personal preference when it comes to reviewing pitch decks: do you prefer…


Part of Our Research Series for Angel Investors

A great company solving a critical problem can still be a bad angel investment if the market size, and therefore potential return multiple is too small. Let’s look at how angels can estimate the size of the market.

The market test asks whether or not the company’s addressable market, also commonly referred to as TAM (Total Addressable Market), is large enough to warrant an investment. Included in the addressable market test is the existing (and potentially new) competitors in the space. This is a critical component of the screening process because there exist several large markets (online retail) that may…


Part of Our Research Series for Angel Investors

Want access to high quality deal flow, a community of professional investors, and exclusive events for Angel Investors? Consider joining GoingVC Angels. Click here to join. Members also get access to a complete library of Angel Investing resources, including guides, models, and research like this.

More opportunities means more investments means more money, right? Not necessarily. It is important for Angels to be able to differentiate between quality and poor investment opportunities, known as deal flow. …


An Introduction to Behavioral Finance for Venture Capitalists

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Executive Summary

Success in the Venture Capital industry is predicated on distilling down piles of information into a single decision: invest or not invest. As the industry adopts more technology and a data-driven approach, often overlooked are the hidden biases that lead to suboptimal decisions.

In the world of investments, the study of these biases are collectively referred to as Behavioral Finance. In this paper we detail these biases that affect decision making and adopt a framework for thinking smarter for the Venture Capital industry.

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Behavioral Biases Explained


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Given the growth in wealth in the United States over the past several decades, most certainly due in part to the success of Silicon Valley, the number of Angel Investors has continued to grow. It is less common today than in the past for Angels to act as soloists, instead banding together into groups and/or…


Part of Our Research Series for Angel Investors

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Angel Investor? VC? LP? GP? What’s the difference between all these types of investors? Simply put, it boils down to when investments are made. …


Part of Our Research Series for Angel Investors

Want access to high quality deal flow, a community of professional investors, and exclusive events for Angel Investors? Consider joining GoingVC Angels. Click here to join. Members also get access to a complete library of Angel Investing resources, including guides, models, and research like this.

Angel Investors deal with a lot of uncertainty. In fact, perhaps the best way to characterize what early stage investors do is put a dollar amount to uncertainty probabilities.

What does this mean? It means that there is a lot outside the control of investors — so managing this uncertainty within the investment process and…


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Parents are looking for new ways to teach their kids, but struggle to manage planning, programming, and teaching while managing their own lives.

Now, more than ever, parents have a front-seat view into their child’s learning agenda and more control over it than ever before. Despite being in this position, they lack the time, context, and knowledge to effectively support their child’s at-home learning. …


GoingVC Partners is the investment vehicle of GoingVC. Interested in co-investing? Join GoingVC Angels for access to high quality, pre-diligenced deal flow and opportunities like this. For more about GoingVC Partners, click here.

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Unreliable power is a massive problem across emerging markets. Africa alone loses 5% of its GDP to this problem. Upgrading the traditional, centralized grid is immensely expensive, logistically difficult, and requires political will. Homes and businesses can use batteries and solar power, but integrating them into their existing energy mix is tough and they lack the know-how to do so. Those that do avail of these power…

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