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AngelList

AngelList is a U.S. website for startups, angel investors, and job-seekers looking to work at startups.

Created in 2010, AngelList's stated mission is to help startups save the world. AngelList was born out of VentureHacks.com, a website for entrepreneurs created by Babak Nivi and Naval Ravikant.

AngelList currently operates a number of businesses: AngelList Fundraising, AngelList Talent, Product Hunt and Coinlist.

AngelList Fundraising is an investment platform through which they're the most active early-stage investor in the world. AngelList facilitates investments via Syndicates and Angel Funds and has invested over $650M since 2013. They are backed by institutional and individual investors.

AngelList Talent is a free talent marketplace that connects tech companies with prospective employees, often engineers, designers and other startup people. Each year they facilitate over 1M mutual opt-in intros between companies and candidates.

AngelList acquired Product Hunt in 2016. Product Hunt is an internet company started by Ryan Hoover that helps startups launch and find customers. It's also used by established companies for a variety of reasons. Product Hunt continues to run independent of AngelList.

In 2016 AngelList co-created CoinList with Protocol Labs (Filecoin). CoinList is the only platform for cryptocurrency companies to compliantly launch their ICO. Filecoin raised over $200M for their ICO on CoinList. Naval Ravikant is actively involved in the CoinList project.

In 2016, AngelList also spun out Republic, a marketplace focused on enabling startups to be legally crowdfunded by non-accredited investors as a result of changes in the JOBS act. Republic was founded by early AngelList team members Kendrick Ngyuen, and Paul Menchov.

Timeline

November 15, 2022
AngelList Talent branches out into its own company Wellfound.

AngelList Talent is now Wellfound and AngelList Venture is now, simply, AngelList.

March 2022
AngelList raises a $100,000,000 series B round from Accomplice and Vishal Rao.
March 9, 2015
AngelList raises a $2,100,000 series B round.
September 22, 2013
AngelList raises a $24,000,000 series A round from Atlas Venture, CrunchFund, DFJ, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Lakestar, Marc Andreessen, Max Levchin, Mitch Kapor, Promus Ventures, Rothenberg Ventures, Social Leverage and Stage One Capital.
September 2013
AngelList raises a $126,000,000 series A round.
2010
AngelList founded in 2010 by Naval Ravikant and Babak Nivi.

Funding Rounds

Products

Patents

Further Resources

Title
Author
Link
Type
Date

Announcement

Web

September 15, 2016

Engineering at AngelList

Web

June 7, 2021

The State of U.S. Early-Stage Venture & Startups: 2021

Web

February 18, 2022

News

Title
Author
Date
Publisher
Description
Annie Siebert
April 30, 2021
TechCrunch
Tech companies in Silicon Valley, the geography, have had an incredible year. But one indicator points to longer-term changes. The internal rate of return (IRR) for companies in other startup hub cities has been even better. A big new analysis by AngelList showed aggregate IRR of 19.4% per year on syndicated deals elsewhere versus 17.5% [...]
Tarush Bhalla
April 15, 2021
mint
Close to 60 limited partners, including Prasanna Sankar, co-founder of employee management unicorn Rippling; Lachy Groom, former executive of payments major Stripe; Ankur Nagpal, founder and chief executive officer (CEO) of edtech startup Teachable, invested in iSeed II
Isabelle Kirkwood
April 9, 2021
BetaKit
AngelList, a United States-based startup investment platform, has launched a new product aimed to help early-stage founders efficiently raise capital online.
Sophia Kunthara
March 16, 2021
Crunchbase News
Historically, there were greater barriers to entry into angel investing. But those barriers have been lowered thanks to new ways to invest like syndicates, rolling funds and platforms like AngelList.
Natasha Mascarenhas
March 15, 2021
TechCrunch
Gumroad, a startup that helps creators sell their work, is raising $6 million at a $100 million valuation. While $1 million of that total is reserved for AngelList co-founder Naval Ravikant and Basecamp founder Jason Fried, the remaining $5 million is being raised with a twist: anyone willing to fork over at least $100 bucks [...]
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