If you’re a new entrepreneur or an angel investor and you haven’t heard of AngelList, it’s time to get a clue. The hybrid social network, communication and crowdsourcing tool is designed to connect first-time entrepreneurs with angel investors. It’s "easily the most important innovation in the industry," as 500 Startups’ Dave McClure commented in response to our coverage last month of AngelList’s 2011 Yearbook. That product offers users, among other things, a highlight reel of all the activity that went down in the community (500 startups and 2,500 investors joined, resulting in a total of 12,500 introductions), fundings, and more.
Now, we’ve learned that AngelList is in the process of experimenting with more than just timelines plus CrunchBase data. AngelList Venture Hacker (and former Head of Product at Friend.ly and WePay) Khang Tran says that the company’s goal is simple: Help great startups connect with great investors, and, in doing so, it’s experimenting with how startups present themselves to investors with a new "pitch deck page."