Cheat Sheet

Cheat Sheet

Whether you’re an investor or an entrepreneur, jumping into (and keeping up with) the start-up world is a daunting task. We’ve put together and continually update this “cheat sheet” with useful resources that provide a crash course for newbies, answers to common questions and solid ongoing content.

What is Angel Investing?
Investor-Entrepreneur Networks / Databases
Angel List: http://www.angel.co
Startup List: http://startupli.st/
Crunchbase: http://www.crunchbase.com/
Must Read Websites
WSJ Accelerators blog: http://blogs.wsj.com/accelerators/
Get this daily e-mail: Dan Primack’s Term Sheet
TechCrunch: http://techcrunch.com/
AllThingsD: http://allthingsd.com/
AlleyWatch: http://alleywatch.com
VentureBeat: http://www.venturebeat.com
PandoDaily: http://www.pandodaily.com
 
Investor Blogs You Should Follow
Mark Suster, GRP Partners: http://www.bothsidesofthetable.com
John Greathouse, Rincon Venture Partners: http://infochachkie.com/
Paul Graham, Founder of Y Cominbator: http://www.paulgraham.com/
Brad Feld, Foundry Group: http://www.feld.com/wp/
Fred Wilson, Union Square Ventures: http://www.avc.com/a_vc/ 
A Few Founder Resources
CapShare  (free cap table management for start-ups)
Docracy (open source, useful legal documents)
Dispatch (intelligent group email addresses for projects)
Flinto (the greatest iOS prototype builder we’ve seen)
Crunched (online presentation hosting with nifty CRM capabilities)
How I Negotiated by Start-Up Compensation (one of the many skills they don’t teach you in school)
How to Pitch Tech Journalists
Popular Accelerator Programs
500Startups (San Francisco) – http://500.co/startups
AngelPad (San Francisco) – http://www.angelpad.org
The Brandery (Cincinnati) – http://www.brandery.org
Entrepreneur Roundtable (New York) – http://eranyc.com/
Global Accelerator Network – http://gan.co/
Startup Leadership Program (Global): http://www.startupleadership.com
TechStars (Global) – http://www.techstars.com
Y Combinator (San Francisco) – http://www.ycombinator.com
Difference Between Startup Accelerator and Incubator: http://www.inc.com/christina-desmarais/difference-between-startup-accelerator-and-incubator.html
Start-Up Law Blogs
Start-Up Company Lawyer: http://www.startupcompanylawyer.com/
Start-Up Law Blog: http://www.startuplawblog.com/
You May Not Follow on Twitter, but You Should
@EmpireAngels – Official EA handle
@Basno, @FundationINC, @HumanDemand, @MyDrobe, @Vodioapp, @ZoomCarIndia – our portfolio companies
@CMBechs – Christina Bechhold, Co-Founder, Empire Angels
@4020Vision – Christina Vuleta, Founder, 40:20 Vision
@AdamRothenberg – Principal, Box Group and Director, TechStars NYC
@AdamQuinton – Angel Investor; Astia Board Member
@bikenyc – Managing Partner, RRE Ventures
@Bill_Gross – Founder, Idealab
@ClaraShih – Author, the Facebook Era; youngest Starbucks Board Director
@CShapiro – Founder, Collaborative Fund
@DaveKnox – Co-Founder, the Brandery
@DavidBurstein – Fast Company tech writer
@DavidLee – Founder, SV Angel
@EdZimmerman – Chair, Tech Group, Lowenstein Sandler
@EricRies – Lean Startup movement pioneer
@Eurie_Kim – Investor, Forerunner Ventures
@Fundingpost – Joe Rubin, Founder, Fundingpost
@InfoArbitrage – Roger Ehrenberg, Managing Partner at IA Ventures
@JoshK – Partner, First Round Capital
@RichMiner – General Partner, Google Ventures
@ShaiGoldman – 500Startups
@Under30CEO – Coverage of young entrepreneurs
@ReidHoffman – Co-Founder, LinkedIn
@Vacanti – Co-Founder and CEO, Yipit