From the foreword by Peter Crisp, founding partner of Venrock Associates, which was formed in 1969 as the venture capital arm of the Rockefeller Family, and an investor in over 300 early stage deals including Apple Computer and Intel: "Winning Angels is the first book to chronicle the activities of successful angel investors. Based on personal experience and interviews with over 50 angels, venture capitalists and entrepreneurs, it is a treasure trove of advice from knowledgeable angel-veterans. Not knowing the authors personally, I was not sure what to expect when asked to review Winning Angels. I was impressed by the breadth and depth of the book; the authors have summarized and organized the process of angel investing in a way that no one has done before. The book is a catalog of one anecdotal insight after another, bringing alive the fundamentals of angel investing. " Winning Angels is a practical, hands-on guide to angel investing, which includes tools, tactics, and strategies for high-tech, low-tech, and every other kind of early-stage investing. Over 50 winning angels in the US and Europe, including Mitch Kapor, Esther Dyson, Andrew Filipowski, Audrey MacLean, and Dick Morley, share their hard-earned years of experience. Some have done over 100 deals each, while others reaped rewards on investments in companies such as Apple Computer, Amazon.com, RealNetworks, idealab!, StarMedia Network, Kozmo.com, returning, on occasion, several hundred times their original investment. Winning Angels reduces the art of angel investing into a science and opens the doors to those angels who have limited experience, while augmenting the experience of seasoned investors. Entrepreneurs will benefit by reading and reflecting on the contents of the book before they seek funding. They will gain access to the mindset of winning angels, and how best to win them over, as well as finding information on how to value, structure and harvest their deals.