Do Angels Have A Commitment To Follow On with John Alexander @ Red Bear Angels

John Alexander is the founder of CBORD group, the world’s leading provider of campus and cashless card systems, food and nutrition service management software, nationwide student discount and off-campus commerce programs, housing and judicial process management software, and integrated security solutions. John founded CBORD in 1975 and led it right through to it’s sale in 2008 which is when he made the move into angel investing. However, John did have venture experience having got involved with Cayuga venture fund as early as 1994. Ernst and Young selected Mr. Alexander as the Upstate New York Technology Entrepreneur of the in 2002. Cornell selected Alexander as its 2012 Entrepreneur of the Year. For more information on John’s incredible career see here ( In Today’s Show We Discuss: How did John make his way into the angel ecosystem? What does John look for in his co-investors? What gives him confidence when he looks at the cap table? At what stage does John tend to invest? What does John make of the desire to label every round with specific naming tags? Do they have any meaning? What level of return would John consider to be reasonable and then what would be a big success? How does John approach exit time horizons? Do angels have a commitment to follow on? At what stage does this commitmment stop? Learn more about SyndicateRoom:

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