Learnings of Being an OG Angel Investor: Ron Conway and Topher Conway | Upfront Summit 2022
Ron Conway and Topher Conway of SV Angel speak with Upfront managing partner Mark Suster about the firm's investing strategy, learnings from being one of the OG angel investors, as well as the announcement of their first-ever growth fund, SV Angel Growth.
They call him The SuperAngel. The Godfather of Silicon Valley - I think that’s a bit unfair since he’s not really that old - anyway, I just call him Ron. I’ve known him for years. Back when he was running a startup (Personal Training Systems) and not just investing in them (he’s run SV Angel since Internet 1.0). We had a great chat that covered all of this and much more. Please give a listen, share with a fellow entrepreneur or investor and subscribe: The Look Back with Ron Conway….--- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
ABOUT THE SPEAKER: Ron Conway is the man. He is THE investor. Google, Facebook, Twitter, Airbnb... He was an early backer of all of these companies and the list keeps going. Ron has been an active angel investor since the mid 90s and is the founder of SV Angel. He has invested in hundreds of companies & talked to thousands and thousands of startups in Silicon Valley. Angel and seed investments aren’t hiding any secrets from him. ABOUT THE EPISODE: We’re in love with what Ron did for the Internet industry. He truly is a rockstar and it was a honour having him talking at The Family for a unique fireside chat with Mathias Pastor, Director at The Family. They talked about which traits of greatness he observed in entrepreneurs, what makes an investment profitable + how he started and what he sees is coming next. *** Learn more about The Family and apply to join us here: thefamily.co Check out the video of the talk here: Ron Conway, the “Godfather of Silicon Valley” 💸 at The Family Check out other videos on our Youtube channel: Startupfood Check out our events here: The Family Events We also write amazing articles: Medium
09 - Marc Andreessen, Ron Conway and Parker Conrad - How to Raise Money
How to Start a Startup
Sam leads a panel Q&A on fundraising in this lecture with Marc Andreessen, Founder of Netscape and Andreessen Horowitz, Ron Conway, Founder of SV Angel, and Parker Conrad, Founder of Zenefits.Lecture Transcript: tech.genius.com/Marc-andreessen-lecture-9-how-to-raise-money-annotatedSee Ron Conway's slide, and readings at startupclass.samaltman.com/courses/lec09/Discuss this lecture: startupclass.co/courses/how-to-start-a-startup/lectures/64038This audio is under Creative Commons license: creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/2.5/Click to view: show page on Awesound
Ron Conway, the Godfather of Angel Investing, who has been called "the man who has placed more bets on Internet start-ups than anyone else in Silicon Valley" got on his soapbox to share with us how he invests and what he looks for in his companies and entrepreneurs.
Ron Conway (Angel Investors LP), Mike Maples Jr. (Floodgate) - Angel Investing Revealed
Entrepreneurial Thought Leaders
Experienced angel investors, Ron Conway, Founder of Angel Investors LP, and Mike Maples, Founder of Maples Investments, provide a rare look into the ins and outs of angel investing. Conway and Maples discuss how angel investors assess opportunities, provide assistance to entrepreneurs and transition start-ups to larger venture investments or exit. In addition, Conway and Maples provide advice to entrepreneurs about finding one's passion and developing that passion into new ventures, including insight into how much money to raise and how to manage that money after it is in the bank.