Public stock and bond markets got you down? Venture capital is starting to look good again. VC and angel funding have rebounded strongly since 2008 and the financial crisis, and Golden Seeds Fund 2 L.P., a vintage 2011 fund, is just one example. The fund is focused on making early-stage portfolio investments, such as Cognition Therapeutics Inc., a Pittsburgh life-sciences company, and is building a portfolio of 20-plus investments through 2013. Golden Seeds is a network of angel investors wagering on start-ups at a time when small business needs financing more than ever. Angel investors are individuals or small groups that invest in start-ups, in return for convertible debt or a piece of ownership. Golden Seeds specializes in women equity owners. Previous investments have included gDiapers, a disposable and 100 percent biodegradable alternative, and Jane Friedman’s Open Road Integrated Media.
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