Blog

Angelgate

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.

Cheers,

Don Jones

VentureDeal

 

Don Jones
CEO, VentureDeal

Blog Home

Free Trial

Want unlimited access to the complete database with thousands of technology companies, VCs and transactions for only $25 per month?

Start your Free 14 Day Trial now – no obligation or credit card required.

Free 14 day trial. No Obligation. Click to Register.

RSS Feeds

Add this page to your RSS aggregator page with a simple click of a button below.

Add to My Yahoo! Add to Netvibes
Add to Google