Through a post by Brad Feld I came across a very informative site on early stage investment, angel financing and venture capital. The site is Angel Blog and is written by Basil Peters. Mr. Peters is a former tech CEO who achieved sufficient success to become an angel investor and then started managing technology oriented hedge funds. He writes very coherently about seed financing in all of its variations. His current posts are on friends and family financing.
Before you bombard him with requests to finance your startup, please note that he is located in Vancouver and not likely to finance a startup very far from there.