Are you a coder, developer or a hacker? There is a an angel group made up of self described hackers designed for you. The group is called Hacker Angels and includes Going Inc. founder and current AOL executive Roy Rodenstein, Delicious founder Joshua Schachter, Duck Duck Go’s Gabriel Weinberg, Hotornot’s Jim Young, and Punchfork founder Jeff Miller.
According to Audrey Watters Rodenstein described the Hacker Angel strategy: “We do focus on people that are hackers and are really pushing the product forward rather than just pure concepts or people looking for co-founders to execute. The ideal scenario for us is getting in very early because we can provide a lot more support and advice. We’re comfortable with a little more high risk.”
From the Hacker Angels website:
We are hackers who are also angel investors.
include a prototype if at all possible.
If inclined, we may provide feedback, advice,
mentorship, hacking, investment and/or serve
as advisors or independent board members,
on an individual basis.