Inside the Mind of a Top Angel Investor
Brian Cohen, Chairman of New York Angels, tells Inc.'s Scott Gerber everything entrepreneurs need to know about building a business that will impress investors.
RELATIONSHIPS Brian Cohen explains how he and his wife were able to build both a marriage and business.
INSPIRE Brian Cohen talks about why he told his children that he wouldn't give them money. Instead, he offered to invest in them.
RAISING CAPITAL As an angel investor, Brian Cohen believes it's essential for entrepreneurs to demonstrate their control over the process and their business.
TEAMMANSHIP According to Brian Cohen, the success of the company is dependent on the team and the execution, not the idea.
STAND OUT Brian Cohen explains what angel investors are looking for and how to impress them.
DANGERS Angel investor Brian Cohen is not a fan of convertible notes as a source of funding. Here's why.
EXPECTATIONS Brian Cohen explains why it's essential to have the correct valuation for your company before you begin raising money.
INTUITION Brian Cohen recalls his first meeting with the founder of Pinterest and how he recognized the potential immediately.
DEMOCRATIZATION In a world where it's hard for experienced investors to make money, crowdfunding can lead to poor decision-making.
EXIT STRATEGY According to Brian Cohen, 75% of companies should never have been invested in.
ADVICE Brian Cohen advises young entrepreneurs to be in control, to let other people challenge them, and to forget about passion.