#40 - Jason Calacanis, Angel Investor
Jason Calacanis is one of the most influential Angel Investors of our time. He began his career as a reporter in New York City that covered a diverse group of topics such as tech news, pop-culture, and the internet industry. He founded Silicon Alley Reporter, Weblogs Inc, Mahalo, and Inside.com. He turned down a $20 million offer for Silicon Alley Reporter. Then the dotcom bubble burst, and he wound up with a net worth of negative $10,000. Calacanis bounced back and founded Weblogs, which he sold to AOL after 18 months for $30 million. The Angel Investor for Weblogs was Mark Cuban.
Most of Jason's money has been made by angel investing. He placed an early bet on Uber that paid off, and he’s now a professional investor with his own syndicate. Calacanis' book is called, "Angel: How to invest in technology startups —Timeless advice from an Angel Investor who turned $100,000 into $100,000,000."
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