"The story of angel investing is long on opinion and short on data; this book does the opposite and makes a valuable contribution to this emerging financing niche with a practical and skeptical data centric approach to understanding what is going on in the world of angels." --Ian Sobieski, Managing Director, Band of Angels
"What do we think we are doing? Scott Shane shows that we're not consistently targeting the best investments, or the best terms; that we're not as professional as venture capitalists--and our results reflect this lack of focus. Become a professional angel investor; start here to first learn the mistakes and omissions that angel investing is fraught with."--Frank Peters, Chairman, Board of Governors, Tech Coast Angels, Host, theFrankPetersShow.com
"Venture capitalists, policy makers and entrepreneurs should read this book and take note. Scott Shane has uncovered the mythology surrounding angel investing by examining the facts and drawing crystal clear conclusions. I would thoroughly recommend this book to anyone, especially VCs, aiming to understand how they should engage with business angels in the future"--Simon Barnes, Venture Capitalist with Tate and Lyle Ventures
"Finally, the truth! Follow the facts in Fool's Gold? It is the entrepreneurs' guide to angel investing."--Barry Moltz, angel investor, entrepreneur, and author of Bounce
"There is so much confusion today in the market place regarding start-up and angel financing. Having a definitive, factual based book about the subject is not only refreshing but a 'must have' if you are contemplating using this form of financing for your new company. Understanding how to finance your new company is such an important decision, learn as much as you can about that process by owning this book."--Randall Bambrough, Silicon Valley CFO and Lecturer at Santa Clara University
About the Author
An angel investor with the North Coast Angel Fund, and a professor of entrepreneurship at Case Western Reserve University, Scott A. Shane is the author of Illusions of Entrepreneurship, among many other books and articles.