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Saturday, December 29, 2007

PayPal Mafia meets Kiva, and don't miss Muhammad Yunus in Chicago

This article talks about a persistant trend in Silicon Valley for alumni of Google, PayPal and others who cashed in on options and are forming an informal angel investor network, often funding tech start ups run by their former coworkers. It also talks about the entreprenuerial traits of preferring to work in a smaller, dynamic start-up environment and how this preference is contributing to the trend.

This site provides a clearinghouse for microenterprise funding and investors. Has anyone come across a similar kind of clearinghouse for tech start-ups to match them with potential angel investors?

Speaking of microenterprise, former Nobel Peace Prize recipient and managing director at the Grameen Bank Muhammad Yunus will be speaking in Chicago on Tuesday, January 22nd.

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