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Angel Investment Series – AdStage

October 27, 2015 - Author: admin

Continuing our series highlighting some of the companies I work with as an Angel Investor, today I’m introducing AdStage.  AdStage is a San Francisco start-up that provides a platform for deploying and managing ads across multiple online networks.  They’re a young company doing great stuff and an example of the kind of entrepreneurs I like to mentor.

If you haven’t heard already, I’m offering the opportunity for 3 entrepreneurs to come to San Francisco and spend a month with me.  My goal is to help these companies get a running start.  I call it Neal’s Running Start.  I’ll work with you like I work with the companies in this series and help you overcome challenges preventing you from moving to the next level.

Companies who are interested can submit a pitch deck at www.pitchdecks.org, or email me at nealrunningstart@gmail.com.  If you’re going to be at Web Summit in Dublin next week, give me a shout and we can meet there.

In the meantime, enjoy this short video on AdStage.

And you can view the entire series here.

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Angel Investment Series – Kinders

October 14, 2015 - Author: admin

Last week, I attended the White Bull conference in Barcelona, one of the great tech conferences focusing on the European community. A few years ago, I met a young entrepreneur there named Harry Marshall. Harry ending up coming to San Francisco to spend 3 months with me learning the start-up and VC businesses and the Silicon Valley network. Harry went on to build a very successful start-up in Barcelona, and now works with me to identify promising start-ups and angel investment opportunities. Our collaboration was so successful, that he and we have partnered again to invite 3 entrepreneurs to spend an intensive month with us in San Francisco this coming March 2016.  We will help these selected entrepreneurs refine their products and companies, meet Silicon Valley influencers, mentors and investors, and develop new leadership and entrepreneurial skills.

We began screening entrepreneurs for the opportunity at White Bull and will continue over the coming months.  If you’re interested and can spend a month in San Francisco in March 2016, you can reach us at nealrunningstart@gmail.com for more information, or you can submit your company’s pith deck to pitchdecks.org and Harry will receive it directly.

Many of you may have questions about what it’s like to work with me and why I might be a good mentor for your company.  To give you a taste for how I work with entrepreneurs, I’ve put together a video series about some of the angel investments I’ve made and how I work with these growing companies.  Some are tech companies, and some are not. But all are companies that intrigued me enough to make an investment and spend time helping them along their start-up journey.

We kick off the angel investment video series with a company called Kinders.  Kinders offers organic California BBQ sauces and foods.  This video captures a day I spent with them at their offices.  I will also be posting a video about my investment and mentorship with a company called AdStage and with a company called Therypedia.  You can view Kinders below, but if you’d like to view the whole series at once, you can find them on my YouTube channel.

Reach out to me if you’re interested in coming to San Francisco in March and for intense and fast-paced start-up lessons from Harry and I.  We call it Neal’s Running Start.  And bring your running shoes because we might literally be running from time to time.

And you can view the Series here:

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