I have a tech startup idea, but it’s still in the planning stages.
I’d love to find some angel investors, but I’m not seeing any.
So, what’s going on?
And, what can I do to get in the game?
First, a little history: In the early 1990s, I started an app development company in the UK called the Daily Dot.
We did a couple of years in the early 2000s.
At the end of the decade, I quit the company, but was very excited about my future in tech.
That was the time when there was a huge influx of tech startups in Australia.
My experience was that if you could get into tech in the country, you could make a lot of money.
We were in Australia for three years, and we had two projects that we were really proud of: a news app called MyNews, and an online education app called Tumbleweed.
The Tumbleweeds were popular on the App Store, and they made a lot more money than we did.
In those days, a lot had to be done to get people to come and buy the apps, so we had to find a way to get them out there.
I had this great friend, a software developer, called David who was also a big investor in a bunch of startups.
I was very impressed by him, and I got to talk to him a few times.
At that time, the biggest tech startups were a bit more like Uber, and Apple.
They had a lot less funding, so it was difficult for them to get the word out about their products.
David had been trying to get more people into tech companies.
He was one of the original founders of the Melbourne Startup Network and, at that time in Melbourne, he was an early investor in Facebook, as well as a big promoter of social media companies like Instagram and Snapchat.
It was a great time to be in Melbourne because we were in the top five in the world for startups in the tech industry, and there were lots of tech companies that were also doing really well.
So he was a big supporter of tech entrepreneurs in Melbourne and had a great idea about a technology incubator in the city.
But David told me he was looking to do more projects.
We’d talked about starting a technology venture in Melbourne.
I told him that we weren’t going to get funding, and he was like, “Oh, I’m so sorry, I was hoping to find angel investors and we’d get funded.”
He said, “Well, you’ll just have to work harder and make more money.”
David and I would talk on the phone for weeks, and it was like this: I had David and David had David, but we never got to work on any of the projects.
I think that was because we didn’t have the right infrastructure, the right people, and David didn’t really have the passion for the tech business.
I don’t think he ever got to see the real value in the technology that he was passionate about.
I’m glad that David was able to find funding, but the thing that was really frustrating was that I wasn’t really getting any angel investment, either.
So I was thinking about going back to school.
I did have one job offer in the pipeline, and then I started thinking about what I wanted to do next.
I thought that maybe it would be a good idea to do a tech venture in the Australian city of Melbourne.
What I needed to do, I said, is build a business.
We started looking for people to help build our company, and in a few months, we got three offers.
I got one from a VC, and another from a private equity firm.
The last one I got was from one of our early investors, and that was a really interesting investor who I met for the first time through our angel investors.
He said that he wanted to give me an offer because he was impressed with my technology and had already invested in other companies.
The company that I had started, called a software company called IFTTT, was actually really successful, and a few other companies that we had invested in had really solid growth stories.
But it didn’t make sense to me to invest in an Australian company.
I didn’t know that I could invest in a startup in Australia, and what I really wanted to get done with IFTT was to make sure that it could scale, and build an ecosystem of other startups that could scale up and get some traction in the marketplace.
So what I needed was someone who had already been involved in some of the biggest companies in the market, and who was willing to come work with us.
So David came to me, and told me that he knew that I needed an engineering director.
He’d done a bunch at Uber, he had done a lot at Airbnb, and