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 and to help startups with their challenges in fundraising and talent.
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Christy Rakoczy • 384 days ago
AngelList helps you invest in startups—or work at one.
Experience the startup ecosystem — invest in startups, research the fastest-growing companies, and find a job you love. Invest alongside top venture investors. Hundreds of angels and VCs rely on AngelList. Whether you’re starting and scaling your own fund, or investing alongside established managers, they’ll help you grow as a top investor. Over $1billion has been deployed alongside leading venture fund managers with 36% of all top-tier U.S. VC deals funded on AngelList.
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Term of investment
$1,000,000,000+ flows through AngelList
36% of top-tier U.S. VC deals were funded through AngelList
Over 5,000 companies funded on AngelList through syndicated deals
See inside MoneyMade’s 6-figure multi-asset portfolio
How you make money
Once you have made an investment in a startup, you will hold private equity in that company. The value of your stake in the company may increase or decrease over time depending on how the company performs. You will receive cash or stock return on your investment if and when a positive liquidity event occurs – for example, as a result of the company going public or getting acquired by another company. Please bear in mind that startup investments are long-term investments that may take years to become liquid, if they do at all.
How AngelList makes money
AngelList make their money through something called "carry" (short for "carried interest"). When investors make a profit on their investment, Angel List takes a 5% cut of this profit. They also charge a fee for job postings.
Is it safe?
Investment opportunities posted on this website are "private placements" of securities that are not publicly traded, are subject to holding period requirements, and are intended for investors who do not need a liquid investment. Investing in private companies may be considered highly speculative and involves a high degree of risk, including the risk of substantial loss of investment. Investors must be able to afford the loss of their entire investment.
How You’re Taxed
Profits earned from investing in startups are taxed like stocks. Investors are subject to short-term capital gains when selling investments held for less than a year, which are taxed at ordinary income tax rates. Long-term capital gains are applicable when investments are held for a year or more with tax rates ranging from 0% to 20%, depending on your total taxable income.
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