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ANGELLIST is a U.S. website for startups , angel investors , and job-seekers looking to work at startups. Created in 2010, the platform has a mission to democratize the investment process. It started as an online introduction board for tech startups that needed seed funding . Since 2015, the site allows startups to raise money from angel investors free of charge.

AngelList
AngelList
syndicates allow investors to invite other accredited investors to share in the deals.

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* 1 History * 2 News * 3 See also * 4 References

HISTORY

It was founded in 2010 by serial entrepreneur Naval Ravikant
Naval Ravikant
and Babak Nivi.

Nivi was previously an entrepreneur-in-residence at Bessemer Venture Partners and Atlas Venture. He has worked on multiple startups including Songbird, Grockit, and Kovio. Nivi has a BS in Electrical Engineering and computer Science and a Masters in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science both from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. While at MIT he was a graduate research assistant from 1996 till 2000 where he applied for and received 2 patents. Nivi co-invented the first printed inorganic transistor and is an author of the Science paper “All Inorganic Transistors Fabricated by Printing”

AngelList
AngelList
offers investment syndicates in which startups raise money from accredited investors investing alongside prominent angel investors. The company is also looking at equity crowdfunding with unaccredited investors after the passage of the US JOBS Act
JOBS Act
. Naval cites his own experiences as a serial entrepreneur and the struggles of finding funding, as the impetus for the AngelList
AngelList
platform.

In 2014:

* AngelList
AngelList
raised $104 million online * The platform funded 243 startups * 2,673 investors participated

In November 2016, AngelList
AngelList
acquired Product Hunt
Product Hunt
.

Naval Ravikant
Naval Ravikant
was named Angel Investor of the Year by TechCrunch and received a Crunchy award.

NEWS

In 2013, AngelList
AngelList
entered