SVB – Venture Debt, The Economy etc.

The collapse of Silicon Valley Bank, and several others of slightly less familiarity, has the market in a panic. We heard from startups over the last few days that payroll would not be run this week because their accounts are frozen. We heard from startups in the middle of venture debt financing that is now… Continue reading SVB – Venture Debt, The Economy etc.

Lessons Learned – Medical Device

What Not To Do We can learn from our wins, but it’s often the things that went wrong that have the potential to teach us the most. Each year we see hundreds of startups pull the plug after trying to build the next winner. There are some patterns to the failures and we will share… Continue reading Lessons Learned – Medical Device

JP Morgan Week 2023

For most startups and investors in the healthcare industry, the week of JP Morgan’s Healthcare Conference is a bit like the Super Bowl. Its expensive, its chaotic and its a right of passage. (note: offer to help at the bottom of this post) (We also want to point out that CES is also kicking off… Continue reading JP Morgan Week 2023

Raising Early Stage Capital

While we have covered aspects of this topic in almost 100 blog articles over the past few years, it bears repeating in the current form. Every single day we speak to an entrepreneur getting ready to raise a Seed or Series A round or trying to finish one off. There is no science to raising… Continue reading Raising Early Stage Capital

For Physicians

From the outset of AngelMD, the central theme was enabling physicians to leverage their influence in areas outside clinical practice. Most of that focus was in the area of new innovation and startups. Throughout the first phase of the company, in the process of identifying the “product-market” fit, it was clear we were tapping into… Continue reading For Physicians

Startups and Tax Optimization

Most startup investors aren’t aware of one of the biggest incentives for placing capital in qualified startups – the QSBS tax exclusion. This is a significant reason you should be looking at startup investment allocations over alternatives that have typically much steeper tax implications on any gains. According to BNY Mellon “Recognizing that small businesses… Continue reading Startups and Tax Optimization

Perception V Reality

Perception vs. Reality Have you been following the FTX collapse? Amazing story about the fall of a Bitcoin Billionaire with all of the incredulity and schadenfreude you’d expect. I won’t cover it here. Matt Levine at Bloomberg has been doing a far better job than I could. I’d like to talk about something “bigger”.… Continue reading Perception V Reality


We’re Thankful For You As we enter Thanksgiving week, we want to articulate our gratitude for this community. We are honored to be part of, and facilitate the interactions in this network of incredible people. Each and every day we are blown away by the hard work, care and selflessness on display. The majority of… Continue reading Thankful

Premium Startup Service: Audience Expansion

The first official offering under the Startup Premium Services is our audience expansion tool-kit. Starting immediately, companies participating in events like Pitch Club or Investor Q&A sessions, will be given a budget to apply toward audience generation. Our Alpha Creative team will create several digital assets appropriate for social media promotion and we’ll run online… Continue reading Premium Startup Service: Audience Expansion

Why We’re Introducing Startup Premium Services & Memberships

All startups have to be effective at several essential functions. Unless the team leading the startup has been through the process a number of times, most of the functions are not going to be amongst their core strengths. Central to the startup is the technology being developed. Developing this innovation must be the core strength… Continue reading Why We’re Introducing Startup Premium Services & Memberships