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Every Business Needs an Angel

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Every Business Needs an Angel by John May and Cal Simons
Dec 18, 2001 | ISBN 9780609504475

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“This is the ‘How to Get Happily Financed’ bible that any person with a business idea must buy. It’s not enough just to get money (though that’s good!), it’s important to get the money at the right terms and from the right people. The authors show you the ropes, providing plenty of first-hand stories and insider tips that will boost your chances that you’ll find an ‘angel’ to make your business dream come true.”
—Nancy Evans, cochair and editor-in-chief of

“May and Simmons know this venture capital investing space cold, and the book is a great way to share their insider knowledge with entrepreneurs and angels alike.”
—Gerald Taylor, angel investor and former president of MCI

“If venture capital were a stock, I’d be buying to hold over the next twenty-five years; with smaller government and freer markets, venture capital will boom. And as investors become more sophisticated and hands-on, angel investing is a natural. My friend Cal Simmons and his partner John May have recognized this and provide good solutions to entrepreneurs, through these words and through their life’s work.”
—David Gardner, cofounder of The Motley Fool

“This is the real deal on angel investing. This book puts you in the room and enables you to learn how the wealthy make private equity investments.”
—Guy Kawasaki, CEO of and author of How to Drive Your Competition Crazy

“I have been leveraging angel money and experience since doing my first start-up in 1985. Every Business Needs an Angel is an invaluable resource—I wish it had been available fifteen years ago. It should be required reading for every entrepreneur. Each of my companies has benefited greatly from its association with angels.”
—Philip J. Gross, angel investor, president and cofounder of, and former CFO of AOL

“Entrepreneurs and their businesses will be a lot more attractive to quality venture capitalists if they follow advice laid out in May and Simmons’s book!”
—Art Marks, general partner of New Enterprise Associates venture capital firm

“Angels are a crucial source of risk capital for new ventures, but entrepreneurs by and large know very little about them. John May and Cal Simmons have changed all that with Every Business Needs an Angel, which lifts the veil shrouding the process of angel investing. Their book is required reading for entrepreneurs who are searching for seed-stage and early-stage capital for a fledgling company.”
—William D. Bygrave, Frederic C. Hamilton Professor of Free Enterprise, Arthur M. Blank Center for Entrepreneurship, Babson College

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