How to Avoid Angel Investing Pitfalls Webinar

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Date(s) - 08/07/2020
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm


Whether you are experienced in online angel investing or just getting started, there are pitfalls everywhere to be aware of. Especially during a time of economic uncertainty and relaxed SEC regulations, angel investors should be aware of certain things to look out for when investing, and these pitfalls are constantly evolving.

Join Helen Ruan (Founder, Principal Analyst at ) and Brian Belley (Founder at ) for a webinar discussion on how to avoid angel investing pitfalls.

Date: Friday, August 7, 2020
Time: 2-3PM EDT / 11AM-12PM PDT
Note: Space will be limited to the first 100 attendees
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Learn from Brian and Helen’s cumulative knowledge and experience of having screened and invested in literally hundreds of startup deals. Topics will range from deal terms to look out for, to industry trends, regulatory changes, and more.

Bring your own questions to this interactive session with two of the industry’s experts and share your thoughts with other like-minded angel investors. You can also submit questions in advance using the comments section below.

Note: spots will be limited, so please be sure to sign in promptly at the start of the webinar.

We hope to see you there.


  1. Question submitted by Thom via email:

    My Question and potential “pitfall.”

    With the % of companies precipitously dropping that go IPO over the last 15 years…the chances of exiting our investments in that manner are VERY slim. The new secondary platforms that are being created such as on Netcapital mitigate the issues for getting out of private investments…but they are not the same exit.
    So we hope for a merger or acquisition but what have you seen regarding data data as to whether the mergers and acquisitions are lower over the last decade as well?

    In any case, companies are staying private more often and longer. What concerns do you have on this, if any?

  2. I look forward to the webinar! I have the following questions:

    What platform do you recommend? How helpful do you think Republic’s due diligence is?

    How many deals per year do you recommend? What portfolio allocation is wise (depending on age)?

    Do you expect crowdfunding returns to match VC? What returns are you expecting?

    I would also be interested in hearing about any exits you have experienced on any crowdfunding platforms and how good the outcomes were.

    See you tomorrow!

  3. Thanks for the submission, Nick!
    We’ll try and get to a few of these at the end during Q&A. While the topic is going to be “pitfalls”, we’re going to try and get to as many on-topic questions as we can. If we don’t get to any of these questions, I’ll be sure to follow-up after with some thoughts on each.
    We may also plan some future webinars where we cover some of the foundational aspects of angel investing that you touch on such as number of investments, exits, and more.
    See you later today.