Angel investing at scale

I had the pleasure of being interviewed by Pankaj Jain, the host of Invest Stream. We discussed how being an entrepreneur led me to becoming an angel investor then went in depth on how to be a good angel investor.

A few takeaways:

  • Have an area of focus: you will make better investment decisions and be more value added by focusing on an area of expertise. In turns this lets you create a brand in the category which leads to more and better deal flow and ever better decision making.
  • Have a diversified portfolio. Venture investing follows a power law with a few startups generating most returns. The larger your portfolio the better you do. Ideally have at least 100 angel investments.