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Is the angel-funding market frothy?

Super angel Mike Maples: 'We're in the buy-high-sell-low phase of venture capital'

Investor interview by Bambi Francisco Roizen
July 15, 2010 | Comments (1)
Short URL: http://vator.tv/n/101d


Mike Maples, the founder of Floodgate, talks about how this year "scares the heck" out of him, mainly because money is flooding into the startup community. That's good news for everyone, if there's an exit environment. Unfortunately, there isn't one, according to Mike.

In the third segment of my interview with Mike, he also talks about how he spots markets. "In the tech business, great tectonic shifts... and a great market will pull startups to greatness, if they're at the right place, at the right time" he said. So, how do you spot great markets and not fads? I asked. Watch and listen to Mike for his insight.


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Danny McGowan
Danny McGowan, on July 17, 2010

currently experiencing the greatest techtonic shift in mobile/online innovation and FG is scared? maybe because the investments they're standing on are so vulnerable to this disruption. when your scared its because you dont have the right people/investments/vision.

randomness is ridiculous. mobile/internet innovation caused the luck to run out for vc's, now its all about skill. easier to predict the future when your creating it.


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