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Angel Audiobook

Angel: How to Invest in Technology Startups - Timeless Advice from an Angel Investor Who Turned $100,000 into $100,000,000

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Publisher's Summary

One of Silicon Valley's most successful angel investors shares his rules for investing in start-ups.

There are two ways to make money in start-ups: create something valuable - or invest in the people that are creating valuable things.

Over the past 25 years, Jason Calacanis has made a fortune investing in creators, spotting and helping build and fund a number of successful technology start-ups - investments that have earned him tens of millions of dollars. Now, in this enlightening guide that is sure to become the bible for 21st century investors, Calacanis takes potential angels step by step through his proven method of creating massive wealth: start-ups.

As Calacanis makes clear, you can get rich - even if you came from humble beginnings (his dad was a bartender, his mom a nurse), didn't go to the right schools, and weren't a top student. The trick is learning how angel investors think. Calacanis takes you inside the minds of these successful moneymen, helping you understand how they prioritize and make the decisions that have resulted in phenomenal profits. He guides you step by step through the process, revealing how leading investors evaluate new ventures, calculating the risks and rewards, and explains how the best start-ups leverage relationships with angel investors for the best results.

Whether you're an aspiring investor or a budding entrepreneur, Angel will inspire and educate you on all the ins of outs. Buckle up for a wild ride into the world of angel investing!

This audiobook edition of Angel includes exclusive bonus one-on-one interviews with Jason Calacanis and professional angel investors. Featured are Founders Fund partner Cyan Banister, multiple start-up investor Gil Penchina, founding partner at XG Ventures Andrea Zurek, and serial entrepreneur and start-up mentor Ed Roman.

©2017 Calacanis, LLC. (P)2017 HarperCollins Publishers

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    nstanley UK 23/07/2017
    nstanley UK 23/07/2017

    UK entrepreneur and angel investor

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    "Must read for anyone considering startup investing"

    This is without doubt the best book ever written on angel investing. I wish it had been available when I first started - it would have saved me a great deal of money and helped pick better winners.

    Jason has a compelling laconic style which comes across really well since he reads the book himself. You can hear every fibre of his combative, difficult and yet deeply human style in his intonation.

    Great too that the audiobook has extra interview chapters giving subtly different perspectives to Jason's.

    I'm now on my second listen taking notes. I can't praise this book highly enough!

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  • BRAD
    21/07/17
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    "This audio book is worth millions!!"

    The author Jason Calacanis shares his 25 years of experience in Angel investing. Giving examples of what works and what does not. Sharing his rules for Angel investing and providing a strategic framework on how to get started. At the end of the book are valuable interviews with other professional Angel investors. Jason is a great narrator and interviewer that lets the conversation flow. I have listened to over 125 audible books and this is my favorite. Inspiring!!!

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Bleistern
    27/07/17
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    "Huge Unlock For Founders"

    Jason Calacanis is the real deal. It's plain and simple. He will tell you like it is. If you are a founder like I am, this book exactly what you need to hear. You need to hear what world-class investors are looking for. You need to know the pitfalls in your own thinking. You need to focus on the work that matters. You need to know how to communicate at the resonant frequency that instills confidence and opens checkbooks. You can't afford not to read this book. Buy it, and go do the F-ing work.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • rpophessagr
    NYC
    19/07/17
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    "How to become an Angel Investor. No Really."

    This book lays out step by step how you too can get a piece of the action... and you don't need to be rich to get started.

    OR read this book as an entrepreneur to understand how your potential investors think.

    Seriously, read this book.

    Jason here is at his finest. He lays bare his history, how he became successful as an investor, and shares his insights and mistakes so you don't have to make them too.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Anonymous
    06/08/17
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    "One of the great business books of the last decade"

    Personal anecdotes and a tactical playbook from Uncle Jason. Binged over 2 or 3 days. Worth far more than price.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • jeff
    05/08/17
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    "Jason hit out the Park! Wow!"

    If you are seeking a roadmap on how to become a angel investor in Silicon Valley, then look no further. Jason' s "Angel" is not only a enjoyable read/listen, but a nano course on how to win as an investor. Every chapter is ripe with real examples, his personal examples of how a C- student from Brooklyn became a prolific angel investor. He touched on the different ways angel can have impact on founders ranging from advisors, board members, or just being a cheerleader for the founders.

    I've listen to Jason podcast and I can honestly say this book carries the same authentic tone that we all enjoy listening to on his weekly podcast.

    Job well done, can't wait for this book.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Finansvalp
    Stockholm
    04/08/17
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    "Fantastic for angels & entrepreneurs alike"

    Jason is one of the most trustworthy people in the world when it comes to write a book like this. Great tips, great stories. Now I'm hungry for going out and make a few millions to invest

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Anonymous
    04/08/17
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    "Candid & Sage Advice from an Operator Turned Mega Investor"

    #Angel is a must read for investors and founders.

    @jason is equally candid regarding his failures as well as his successes. This makes his work all that more genuine and compelling.

    His sage advice is garnered from doing the hard work.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • jstnjsph
    san francisco
    02/08/17
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    "Really easy listen with some great insights"

    Jason is a real one. He offers tangible advice to becoming an angel investor no matter how much money you have.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Anonymous
    02/08/17
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    "A founders cheat guide"

    This book is great for founders to find themselves, work on their weaknesses and find inspiration to keep going. I just get the vibe that I have to make Jason proud

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    01/08/17
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    "must read for founders and startup investors"

    The book I've desperately sought about evaluating early stage startups and getting into the game

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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