Weekly anecdotes from startup communities and investors.
Learn about Peter Thiel's best startup investments and exits, and his investment strategy.
Learn about the Qualcomm Mafia and which former employees started successful companies.
Learn about the man who taught Tim Ferriss how to angel invest - Mike Maples.
in this interview with Amanda Robson we talk about why now is a great time to invest in startups, what kind of founders are going to get funded in the next few years, and how Modern Angels has grown into amazing community of women angel investors.
Meet the successful ex employees of messaging giant Skype, and learn about the companies they founded.
Paul Buchheit is the creator of Gmail, but his impact on the startup ecosystem goes far beyond that, as he has founded successful startups, invested in many others, and helped launch countless more through his work at Y Combinator. Learn more about how he angel invests, and his advice to founders.
Meet the ultimate social media tech mafia group - the Instagram Mafia.
The ultimate web3 tech mafia group: the Coinbase Mafia. Find out what successful and upcoming web3 companies were founded by previous employees of Coinbase.
What is the most important thing new angel investors need to be aware of? Kathy Copic, an angel investor with a background in data and machine learning, gives us the lowdown.
Tim Ferriss is the most popular podcaster and author of "The 4-Hour Work Week". He's also an active and successful angel investor. Learn more about his portfolio and what he advices angel investors to look out for.
Check out the top companies and founders from the Shopify Mafia.
Learn about Travis Kalanick's angel investing portfolio and what he looks for in founders.
Find out which former employees of Pinterest started their own big hit companies like OpenSea and Color.
Sam Altman is the founder of OpenAI and also one of the most active angel investors of the decade. Learn about his angel investing portfolio and his framework on how to angel invest in startups.
Y Combinator’s latest startup batch was recently announced. From 20,000 applications, 282 were funded. Below is a list of our top 10 favorite startups, what they are building, and their founders.
The Google Mafia is here, and it's MASSIVE. Find out who the biggest stars are!
Zehra is an angel investor and Head of the Founder Community at Republic. In this interview she shares how to effectively network on LinkedIn & Twitter, how to source the best angel deals, and the biggest challenges of being an angel investor.
OpenAI was founded in 2015 in San Francisco. It has become one of the most coveted companies with the launch of ChatGPT. The company also has its own exclusive alumni group that has founded several tech companies.
Jeff Bezos has made billions from his successful angel investments. Learn about his biggest exits and his investment strategy.
Marc Andreessen is considered to be the most successful angel investor of all time, who has also made significant contributions to the tech industry.
Meet Erica Wenger, an experienced angel investor who has helped fund numerous successful startups. Learn more about her investment philosophy and approach.
Slack pivoted from being a video game to being...Slack. And now, it's formed its own successful alumni group of former employees who've founded their own companies. Learn about their investors, capital raised, previous roles at Slack, and more.
Angel investing 101. Learn about the different angel investing options and how to be a successful angel investor.
He is the world's top seed investor, with over 1000 startup investments and $300 million in exits. Meet Fabrice Grinda and learn about his investment thesis.
The full guide by PIN on how to due diligence as a first time angel investor. What is due diligence, when is it performed, what should angel investors look for, and extra resources.
The SpaceX Mafia is not playing small - more than 46 companies founded and $1 billion in funding. That's a strong group! This week we take a look at the top organizations, their founders, investors, and more.
A look at 9 AI startups that have raised millions in funding with their pitch decks.
Naval Ravikant is the co-founder of AngelList and one of the most respected investors and entrepreneurs. Take a look at his investment portfolio and learn from his timeless wisdom on happiness and business.
The grand Amazon Mafia - collectively, they've raised over $32 billion in funding and founded over 720 companies across different verticals.
These 9 women founders have built some of the most successful tech businesses in Silicon Valley. Find out who they are and what they have been building.
Meet Maia Bittner - rockstar founder and angel investor who's co-founded several companies and has now started her own venture fund.
Meet Joanne Wilson - angel investor and entrepreneur who's been dominating the NYC scene for years. We take a deep dive into her investment portfolio.
This week we have compiled a breakdown of the VMware Mafia. When we started researching this group, never in a million years could we have imagined that this would be the biggest tech mafia group we've covered so far, bigger than Tesla and Square! Check out the top 40 companies founded by former employees of VMware.
Clubhouse, the invite-only social media platform that rose faster than a rocket and fell harder than a skydiver without a parachute. 5 things investors can learn from the failure of Clubhouse.
Meet "the man who has placed more bets on Internet start-ups than anyone else in Silicon Valley."
Not to be missed - the rising stars of the Reddit Mafia! Check out what former of employees of Reddit are up to now and the companies they have started.
Carmi Medoff shares her journey into angel investing and her unusual story on how she got started, her latest investments, and her view on red flags to look out for when picking founders to invest in.
This week we take a look at one of the biggest Mafias up to date - the one and only Square Mafia. Square, as many will know, was co-founded by Jack Dorsey, one of the co-founders of Twitter. The Square Mafia has raised billions of dollars, and formed over 35 successful companies.
Someone you absolutely must know about: Cyan Banister. You won’t see her too much in the public eye, but she is one of the most prolific female angel investors with over 100 personal investments and over 42 exits.
Find out who are the top 12 female angel investors in the USA. Not only have they written plenty of checks, but they are also notable startup founders.
As with any rapidly growing and exciting space, the creator economy is attracting attention from venture capital firms and other investors. Here are some of the top VC funds actively investing in the creator economy.
This week's edition is an ode to none other than the man that is a symbol of technology and innovation - Elon Musk aka Tesla. We take a look at 25 successful companies founded by previous engineers and executives of Tesla.
Angel investor and fund manager Jenny Fielding talks about the three most important aspects of fundraising, her top advice for aspiring investors, and how to get started.
This week we take a look at the powerful Tech Mafia group that has emerged from one of the most revolutionary finance apps - Revolut.
This week we have a total banger - the Dropbox Mafia. This alumni group is really one-of-a-kind, with over 30 successful companies founded by previous employees of Dropbox.
Andrew Arruda is one of the most passionate & dedicated angel investors in Silicon Valley. We caught up with him to find out what makes him tick, how he got started, and what he looks for in founders.
A chat with angel investor and founder of Alloy - Laura Spiekerman. We dive into what makes someone a good investor, deal flow, and more.
This week in Tech Mafia news: A look at the 13 most influential companies formed by previous employees of InstaCart.
Meet Emily Kramer, the marketing angel investor. She shares her insights on what she looks for in founders, startups, and how angel investors can be helpful to those they invest in.
An overview of the badass Netflix Mafia. Find out which top 17 startups were founded by previous employees of Netflix.
Learn about the 3 main ways of investing in startups, and which one is the most effective for great deal flow and for both accredited and unaccredited investors.
Angel investor Alex Pattis has an extensive background working as an operator in startups. In this interview he talks about red flags to watch out for, what makes a good investor, and how to maintain investor & founder relationships.
Check out this week's list of phenomenal startups that have come out of Stripe's Mafia gigabrains.
A breakdown of the top 22 most innovative and successful companies founded by previous employees at Lyft.
Nkechi Iregbulem shares advice for both founders and investors when it comes startups, angel investing, and fundraising.
A glimpse into the most influential and successful companies started by ex-Twitter employees in our weekly Tech Mafia Series.
Join the PIN team and Andrew Rea, a respected angel investor, as we explore his journey from growing up in a blue collar community in Ohio with zero exposure to venture capital and startups to becoming a founder, working as a VC, and now an angel investor.