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Just wondering if anyone knows anything about a company called Inventor Angels

InventorAngels.com

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Sarah, I may be wrong, but it appears that they are charging for services rendered AND retaining 20% of any royalty paid to the inventor.

Jacob Downey
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I just wanted to do an update:

I've been working with Inventor Angels now for the past 4 months and I'm happy to say that I'm very pleased with their work. I can't say enough about them. I now have a licensing deal that I just signed yesterday. No charge for licensing efforts and they even did all the contract work for free. I finally found someone that works harder than myself a I can't thank them enough. If you're looking for product development (after you've tried EN first) I would highly recommend them. Thanksagain to Glen and the team at Inventor Angels. Great job.

John Vilardi



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Congratulations John!

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Congratulations John! -----

Can't think of anyone more deserving......

Merry Christmas!

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Congrats John!

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Congratulations John!

BTW; are the people on their about us page the same people who work there? I'm only curious because it looks like b-roll.

My original website from 2011 uses a lot of b-roll, but my kickstarter is mostly real-life (and poorly lit).

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Way to go John!! May it be a huge success.

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Congratulations John! As I’ve said before “You Da Man!”  A quick turn around too, only four months. Wow! Can’t wait to find out what it is!

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Alright John!  This is great news for you. Congrats. I am happy you found an avenue that was able to help you...wishing you much success in the new year!

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Congratulations John

I couldn't be happier for you.  Thanks for sharing

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Inventor Angels charge you $1500 to start any process with them.

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I have a enough web experience setting up various websites.. I am calling B.S. on this 5-page magazine syle website. 

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@michael - I think Chase is just saying it's a kind of cheesy-looking website that appears to be made with clip art and stock photos (similar to what Jacob says above) - as you say "company shows promise, but their website needs work". It sounds like the company behind it has done really good work for John V. so maybe they are just being true to their stated mission of economizing on non-essentials and saving resources for the important stuff like developing inventions and getting licensing deals?

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To call B.S., I think, there is a 1-800 number.

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P.S. - Likein' 'em all.

Why can't I like my own? I spend half my morning liking my own tweets.

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@michael - I guess we'll have to leave it up to Chase to clarify what he meant, if he cares to. However, if he IS saying he thinks Inventor Angels is sketchy because their website looks sketchy I think he's entitled to his opinion. I thought the same thing before seeing John's endorsement.

Have you checked out MindFull Products: http://www.mindfullproducts.com?

Though I can't give a personal testimonial for MindFull, I do know at least 3 people who have had good experiences there and the website looks "legit".

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@Robert, Thanks for that info, it looks like another avenue to consider.

@John, Congrats on your deal! From asking about the company to a licensing deal in under 4 months, your product must be impressive.

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Roger had a pizza cutter too.  Funny that there could be more than 1 design that's viable in the market.

John - I'm so happy for you.  Congrats!!

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Thank you my friends but I still got a long way to go . As far as Chase I don't know what the heck he's talking about  oh where he's getting his information from

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Felicitations John!

Does Inventor Angels really charge a $1,500 minimum to get started (as is stated above by Robert John Campbell)? That's not necessarily a bad thing if you get what you pay for but I'm curious about what the facts are and I don't see anything about a $1,500 fee on their website.

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No, they don't Robert. It depends on what's needed. Sell sheet, Prototype, Packaging artwork etc.Every invention is going to be different. I've spent about 5 years on this one invention. I must have made a dozen or so, prototypes. I had a solid sell sheet and a really good prototype. I had everything they (Inventor Angels) needed to submit to a prospective client. And as good as my sell sheet was Glen from Inventor Angels made a few suggestions to make it even better. (no charge) Look, I probably talk to Glen every day, working on different projects. He's a great guy. I totally trust him.

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Hey guys, sorry I have not looked at the website here for awhile. My comment was a bit quick and based off of the websites apperance. I remember it stating something like 13 years in business and my gut instinct was "why don't you have a better looking website, then?" I am not trying to discredit John's testimony. I should worded what I said a bit differently. There is no intentions to detract from any of their work, accomplishments or vice versa to boost E.N.'s reputation. I am happy for John if he has secured a deal with them, that's the goal of everyone here right? 

Simply put there website appears amatuerish to myself, that's all. There are many companies (persons) out there that buy webhosting for a couple hundred bucks a year, download wordpress templetes off the internet and copy and paste generic successful sounding texts for other websites and essentially appear to be experts simply because they say so and it's on the internet. 

Maybe it's just me and not because I am some kindof paranoid person/wanna be inventor, that I am skeptikal of anything on the internet now-a-days. 

I hope all of you are well! 

Robert Pontius
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Michael,

What was your impression of the company after they called you twice?

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"So Chase...first of all, welcome to EN. And you too Robert, good to see both of you making yourself right at home here."

Thank You for the Welcome on board Mate! I have been surfing these waves, (I mean pages) for a bit of awhile, so I would not consider myself a newbie. 

Robert seems to be kickin-some-butt and taking names! - I am not guessing he is a newbie either.

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Are you selling an idea or selling yourself on the idea of ? .... Michael, I think it would be interesting to meet in person and throw back a few and have a real conversation. 

You really seem to be deeply involved in your projects and dedicated 200% to your beliefs. I can certainly appreciate that, I have lived many years of my life with such passion for inventing and life. I speak to you in common terms and hope you find the path that takes you to where your journey desires to be. You display much dissatisfaction with E.N.- I am not sure what that is all about, and I will not take the time to read all of your posts, it's not necessary.

"I can say that at a little over 150 inventions submitted, it has only cost me a little over $3,000.00"

An acquaintance of mine that successfully licensed a product and selling 9+ years later, worldwide, spent $100,000+ before he signed a licensing deal after 3 years and he had very strong connections and family wealth influence. Submitting 1 idea or 150 does not mean anything other than a number. 

I wish everyone on here the best! I certainly would like to add to the community and would love to help newbies, regulars, and anyone thats interested, if I can. 

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To the original poster and anybody else here who can testify to getting a 'licensing agreement' with which you are happy.

I'm not asking any financial particulars at all! 

I would like to know if the percentages you got were anywhere close to what you expected when you started all this? Higher or lower?

Did they negotiate with you at all? Did you even try to? Did you have a lawyer/s with you during the process?

Anything else you feel free to share would be greatly appreciated!

Chase Fisher
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I just wanted to confirm what John V. said about Inventor Angels.  I am working with them on one of my invention ideas.  I am really pleased with how things are going.    Glen is easy to work with; a professional who definitely knows what he is doing.  Its early in the process but we have a company looking at the idea and we will see where it goes.

Edison Nation is a great partner and I have a number of ideas in their capable hands, and Inventor Angels is another excellent company available to inventors.

Chase Fisher
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