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What are the biggest global events for Venture Capitalists and Business Angels where they can learn about their own business?

There are surprisingly few such conferences, for the very good reason that there are actually relatively few such people (venture capitalists and ‘professional’ angel investors) to attend them! But that said, here are the biggest (i.e., “only” 🙂 events of their type):

Business Angels Angel Capital Association (US) Annual Summit This is the big one, which rotates among different cities

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2011 Halo Report :: US Angel Group Activity

At the Angel Capital Association (ACA) Summit in Austin in March, the Angel Resource Institute reported on angel group activity in 2001 in the first annual Halo Report.  I found some of the results quite interesting.  For example:

The median round of investment by group was about $700,000 but less than $300,000 was invested by the local group leading the

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National CleanTech Syndication Kick-off at ACA Summit

The Funding Gap between typical angel rounds ($250-$750K) and average venture round of $7-8 million is really difficult to bridge.   Over the past five years, angel group leaders have found that syndicating deals with neighboring angel groups and other early stage investors has several distinct advantages: