Why I Stopped Angel Investing (And You Should Never Start)

(Photo: Mike Poresky/Flickr)
(Photo: Mike Poresky/Flickr)

I started angel investing almost by accident, which sounds strange to say. Who “accidentally” invests tens of thousands of dollars into highly speculative ventures? Well, I did.

A friend introduced me to Clayton Christopher, who was raising money for his new liquor company Deep Eddy. Their first product, a sweet tea vodka, was amazing and he was an experienced entrepreneur, so I went in.

Quotes, January 2016

“Being Loved: the feeling that another person properly recognizes and amply sympathizes with one’s buried distress.”
-Alain de Botton

“Remember, Grammar Nazis: It’s YOU’RE going to die alone.”
-Damien Fahey

“The need to be liked by people you don’t know – or like – should be treated as an illness like any other.”
-Alain de Botton

Quotes, February 2015

“My main life lesson from investing: self-interest is the most powerful force on earth, and can get people to embrace and defend almost anything.”
-Jesse Livermore

“Failure either ruins you, or turns you into the man you can become.”
-Tucker Max