Today, most angel investors work very closely with the incubators to stay connected to the deal flow. But there is also the danger of missing strong investment opportunities because VCs are doing deals with incubators, and short-circuiting the process. For example, Sequoia, Andreessen Horowitz, and General Catalyst have all done deals with YCombinator to seed fund entire batches of incubatee companies. This leaves no room for angel investors to play.
But, most angel investors have much to offer in terms of mentoring, domain knowledge, hands-on guidance, networks, etc. to their portfolios. But they would prefer to invest their limited time and resources on promising entrepreneurs that have gone through some basic level of incubation.
What if 1M/1M can help each angel investor or angel group create your own custom incubator?
1M/1M’s Incubator-in-a-Box offering can help you launch your own incubator with deep ties into Silicon Valley.
Contact: Irina Patterson
Note: Here are a few videos explaining the 1M/1M program in more depth:
We are working with many corporate partners, helping their eco-systems with incubation support, including SAP, Oracle, Rackspace, Microsoft, Nokia, Elance, TradeKing, A&N Media, BlueSnap, various TiE chapters, colleges and universities, etc. Nothing is too small for us. No geography is not of interest to us. Wherever, and at whatever scale you would like to build your incubator, we look forward to working with you shoulder to shoulder.