How to Grow Wings

Congratulations—you have enough money to start investing in fellow startups. What to know to become a supportive—and successful—angel investor.

ISlide founder Justin Kittredge wasn’t really planning to start investing in other startups. But when another footwear company approached him about an acquisition last year, he began to think about how he could spend his money on fellow entrepreneurs.

“Very quickly, I could see a few things to turn that business around,” says Kittredge, whose company makes custom slide sandals for pro sports teams and leagues. ISlide didn’t end up buying

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