My friend Bob Karr, CEO, Link Silicon Valley, LLC is one smart cookie.
He regularly sends members of his website http://linksv.com very useful, timely and detailed information about funding transactions going on in the Valley.
This is useful because the info. his database holds, when connected to transactions and investments, allows you to triangulate on VCs and Angels making the investments. Even better he links these folks not only to their Link Silicon Valley bio but also to any LinkedIn profile.
In short, you can now view who’s getting funded and by whom. You can use this to see if your startup is in a similar space and is a good fit for the investors and use the “link” that they invested in XXX startup and they may be interested in you.
This also helps you find new investor names, or see who is active and in what “space’”.
You can also use the power of the Network and get any of the mutual LinkedIn connections to make an intro for you.
See what Bob sent me today and see what I mean – I have highlighted the investors in red:
"inside connected angels" are often replacing traditional VC
In some promising startups the "inside connected angels" are replacing the VC’s. Check out Milo.com who announce their 4M A round today. http://www.linksv.com/compSummary/es/58227/Milo.com. At the bottom check out the angel investors, Board and Advisory Board.
Business description: Milo.com is a free Web site that enables shoppers to research online and buy local, providing the best of both worlds. The leader in the local product search space, Milo.com tracks the real-time availability and prices of more than 1.5 million products at over 42,000 stores across the U.S. By combining the resources of the Web and the immediacy of local stores, Milo.com makes it easy for shoppers to research the best products, find the right prices and check where products are available near them. Shoppers save time and money, get to see and try products before they buy them and get the product they want right when they want it. Retailers with products listed on Milo.com can better compete with e-commerce and can use the Site to drive valuable intent-based foot traffic into their stores. Based in Palo Alto, Calif., Milo.com boasts leadership from comScore and Google, and is backed by True Ventures and prominent Silicon Valley investors and entrepreneurs from Mint.com, PayPal, Yelp, YouTube, and others. For more information, please visit www.milo.com.
Join LinkSV today and start getting ahead of the curve…it’s another smart way to find money in today’s tough market!