There are so many resources out there to help angel investors. We've compiled some of the things we've shared with new angels to help them grow their confidence as early-stage investors.

How to be an angel investor

Video: Y Combinator Startup Investor School

Free 4-day course (16 videos) covering fundamentals of angel investing, from legal and accounting to evaluating startups and managing deal flow (well, Southern Āngels is your Aussie deal flow engine 😉).


Book: ANGEL by Jason Calacanis

One of Silicon Valley's most successful angel investors takes potential angels step-by-step through his proven method of creating massive wealth by investing in startups.

Angel: How to Invest in Technology Startups-Timeless Advice from an Angel Investor Who Turned $100,000 into $100,000,000

Due diligence tools


A platform for finding investments and funding information, founding members and individuals in leadership positions, mergers and acquisitions, news, and industry trends.

Crunchbase: Discover innovative companies and the people behind them

Pitchbook Data

PitchBook delivers data, research and technology covering the private capital markets, including venture capital, private equity and M&A transactions.

Venture Capital, Private Equity and M&A Database | PitchBook


Techboard runs a directory of over 2,800 Australian startups, and a searchable database of funding events.


Investment Memos

An Investment Recommendation Memorandum is a clear and concise articulation of the key components of how a decision was made to invest in a company. Venture Capital (VC) firms often circulated Memos to their limited partner investors (LP's) so they understand the thesis behind the investment. Looking back on previous Memo's is helpful to glean patterns from early-stage investment decisions.

Next View Ventures

For every seed stage startup NextView invest in, they write a one to two page summary which provides an overview of the company and their thesis about investing.

The Investment Memo | NextView Ventures