Your Reading List

While we hope to provide great resources to you here on the Female Funders site, we highly encourage you to check out other blogs and resources on a regular basis to learn different perspectives on angel investing.

Here you’ll find a growing collection of awesome blogs, books, courses and other resources we think will help you be a better angel investor.

Is there something we missed that you think would be helpful to you or the community? Please email and we'll be sure to add it to the list.

  1. Books
  2. Blogs
    1. Must-Reads
    2. Blogs by Notable Investors
    3. Other Awesome Blogs
  3. Learning
    1. Angel Investment Courses
  4. Legal
    1. Standardized Documents
  5. Websites
    1. Go to sites for sourcing and researching deal


  1. Venture Deals: Be Smarter Than Your Lawyer and Venture Capitalist By Brad Feld and Jason Mendelson
  2. The Lean Startup: How Today's Entrepreneurs Use Continuous Innovation to Create Radically Successful Businesses By Eric Ries
  3. Mastering the VC Game: A Venture Capital Insider Reveals How to Get from Start-up to IPO on Your Terms By Jeffrey Bussgang
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  1. How To Be An Angel Investor By Paul Graham
  2. How To Be An Angel Investor By Nivi

    Part 2  /  Part 3  /  Nivi and Naval’s SlideShare Pres entation from Part 2 of the Series

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blogs by notable investors

  1. Paul Graham
  2. AVC By Fred Wilson
  3. Feld Thoughts By Brad Feld
  4. Gotham Gal By Joanne Wilson
  5. Calcanis By Jason Calcanis
  6. Chris Dixon
  7. Mark Suster
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other awesome blogs

  1. The Angel List Blog
  2. The Gust Blog
  3. The 500 Blog
  4. Women 2.0
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angel investment courses

  1. Insider’s Guide to Silicon Valley Investing By 500 Startups and the Stanford Center for Professional Development

    The Insider’s Guide to Silicon Valley Investing just ran its first 2-week course as a partnership between 500 Startups and Stanford. If you’re interested in joining the course when it runs next, email

  2. How to Start a Startup By Sam Altman

    If you’ve never founded a company yourself, this series will be incredibly helpful as you try to see the world through the eyes of an entrepreneur.

  3. Learn How To Angel Invest By Future Investor

    This is an awesome free online course to help you learn the basics of angel investing through. The course features hard-learned strategies and interviews on how to invest in startups.

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standard documents

  1. KISS By 500 Startups
  2. Startup Documents By Ycombinator

    Free legal templates for investment from notable startup accelerators

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go-to sites for sourcing and researching deals

  1. AngelList

    AngelList is a community of start-ups and investors who make fundraising efficient.

  2. CrunchBase

    CrunchBase is the world’s most comprehensive dataset of startup activity and it’s accessible to everyone.

  3. Mattermark

    Mattermark is a data platform for venture capital companies to quantify signals of growing and potentially lucrative start-ups.

  4. FundersClub

    FundersClub is an online venture capital firm that provides online financial matchmaking services.

  5. Kickstarter

    Kickstarter is a crowdfunding platform for creative projects such as movies, music, art, theater, games, comics, design, and photography.

  6. Indiegogo

    Indiegogo is a global crowdfunding platform empowering people around the world to fund projects that matter to them.

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