They said it couldn’t be done, but we’ve released a feature that lets you control which angels see your startup on AngelList. When you add your startup to AngelList, you’ll see a button to pick your angels:
Click it, and this beast will pop up:
Then pick the angels who should see your startup. The angels you don’t pick won’t get access to your startup at all.
You can search for angels by name:
And you can filter the list by fund type (angel, VC, seed fund…), activity (is the angel actually taking meetings and doing investments on AngelList), and location.
Avoid angels who’ve invested in competitors, keep your pitch hidden while you’re still editing it, avoid VCs, embrace VCs, pitch VCs on your Series A, test out your pitch on half the list first, pitch local investors, et cetera, et cetera.
In general, unless you really know what you’re doing, you should select everyone on AngelList. If the AngelList admins decide to mail your startup to the investors you’ve selected, you’ll get more intros if you pick all the angels. And if the admins don’t think your startup is ready for an email, the angels who review all the startups that join AngelList might decide to take an intro on their own. Again, you’re more likely to get “crowd sourced” by the angels if you select more angels.
Please let us know how you use this new tool. We’ve tested it on Chrome, Safari and Firefox too. IE is another story. Anyway, if you haven’t tried Chrome, you should give it a go — my mom likes it.