Published: 9/24/2010 10:28:50 AM

In Silicon Valley, some Angel investors have come under fire for meeting to discuss a range of financial issues and potentially creating an environment of collusion to affect valuations and other deal terms.

If true, that is a troubling development among a small number of market participants.

My own sense is that while there may have been some talk about affecting outcomes for their own benefit, it was probably more a situation of networking and discussing what's going on in the marketplace.

Any group of financial investors inevitably comes together to discuss the "state of the market". While there are certainly bad actors looking to gain advantage at the expense of others, I would like to believe that most investors are looking to create win-win situations with the entrepreneurs to invest in and not at the expense of those entrepreneurs.


Don Jones



Don Jones
CEO, VentureDeal

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