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What Every Angel Investor Wants You to Know: An Insider Reveals How to Get Smart Funding for Your Billion Dollar Idea

By Brian Cohen and John Kador

Smart funding is waiting for smart founders. Raising funds is all about connecting with the investor who's right for you--and What Every Angel Investor Wants You to Know shows you exactly how to succeed.

Veteran early-stage investor Brian Cohen knows how to spot a great company destined for success, and in this groundbreaking book he offers soup-to-nuts guidance for any entrepreneur seeking to launch an invention, a product, or a great new idea into a receptive marketplace.

As chairman of the board of directors of the New York Angels, Cohen is one of the most engaged angel investors out there today. 

The first investor in Pinterest, he describes exactly what angels want to see, hear, and feel before they take out their checkbooks:

  • A clear exit strategy before the startup even launches
  • Facts that turn "due" diligence into "do" diligence
  • Authenticity--"save your spinning for the fitness center"
  • Proof that you "live inside the customer's head"

Cohen gives invaluable insight into how the most successful angels view due diligence, friends and family money, crowdfunding, team building, scalability, iteration, exit strategies--and much more.

This one-of-a-kind book provides a rare look inside the minds of people who are in the business of funding businesses just like yours.

About the authors: Brian S Cohen is chairman of the New York Angels, an independent consortium of individual accredited angel investors, providing seed and early-stage capital. He is also the cofounder of Launch.it, a free newsroom for the world.

John Kador is the author of more than 20 books, including The Manager's Book of Questions301 Best Questions to Ask on Your Interview, and 50 High-Impact Speeches & Remarks.

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