Posts Tagged ‘Angel investors’
Impact Investing, a concept coined six years ago, has recently become quite hot, capturing significant mainstream attention and interest. At its core, impact investing seeks to harness the power of enterprise to address social and/or environmental issues.
Is this the way to launch your startup and change the world?
So, the early stage funding market has shown its third major shift.
Should we now think of these sourcers of funding as ‘banks for early stage companies’?
There is a new super-business angel on the block. He is is based in the UK and is looking to invest £100m into his business angel projects via his investment firm.
Find out who he is and what he is looking for…
We interviewed Bill Morrow, founder of Angels Den, to find out how ‘the world’s largest business angel network’ is growing and what tips Bill can share for angels and entrepreneurs looking to succeed with growth businesses…
Every startup looking for funding needs an accountant?
But what kind of accountant do you need? Let’s find out…
Drugs Direct is an online pharmacy looking to raise £75,000 for 7.5% of equity.
Hence, we are looking at an e-commerce business in the consumer drugs field.
If you think this is still a high growth sector, these are the due diligence questions that we’d want to get answered before investing…
Crowdcube – the first website to offer equity for crowdfunding investments, has announced today that it has achieved FSA authorisation. The FSA is the financial regulator for investments in the UK. Although Crowdcube has successfully operated without authorisation by the FSA for the past 18 months and had already raised over £5m for startups, the […]
How should we look at startups? Through the lens of finance alone? Or should we assess them through the lens of the product? Or both?
And, what about the management team? Isn’t that the most important factor?
To gain funding on equity crowdfunding platforms, businesses need to gain momentum quickly from the day the pitch is a launched.
However, the business is unwise to launch on the platform unless it already has some investors on board. Find out our other tips to ensure your equity funding pitch succeeds.
As the year comes to an end, let’s review some of the best articles – and your favourite pages on ibusinessangel in 2012
As you’d expect, crowdfunding, funding and investing are all the top topics… read on to find out what we can expect from 2013…
I spoke with Darren Westlake, CEO of Crowdcube about their experience of the first 18 months of raising funds for equity stakes via crowdfunding.
Our conversation revealed much about what works and what doesn’t work in the world of equity crowdfunding and what the future holds for both business angel investors and the entrepreneurs.
Indiegogo the crowdfunding platform are expanding their offering for Europeans by allowing funds to be collected in Pounds Sterling and Euros as well as allowing entrepreneurs to collect funds in Canadian Dollars – spreading the startup world a little more evenly.
Here on iBusinessAngel we are picking crowdfunding winners!
We will pick projects that we like and write up a review of them – before they raise their money so that business angels can choose to invest (or not).
Do too many startups are focussed on raising money as if money were the answer to all problems. Whilst a focus on giving business angels and VCs ‘what they want’ is admirable, it often comes at the cost of not focussing on the relationship.
What can you do about this?
Pebble e-paper watch launched on Kickstarter a campaign to raise US$100,000 but ended up raising over US$10,000,000. How and why did this happen? And what can we learn?
Crowdfunding is rapidly increasing in popularity and garnering a lot of media attention as more and more experienced business angels are using it to connect with startups. We explore five reasons investors are adopting.
Got a brilliant idea but struggling to find the finance to get it going? In an age of overly cautious financial institutions and wary business investors, crowdfunding is emerging as a popular route to success. Here are five ways it can help your business.
Business Angel Bill Payne, who has advised over 4 business angel networks and deliver over 100 business angel investment seminars, has developed a scoring method to allow a business angel to assess the potential of different investments.
In this article, we take a look at the criteria Bill uses to judge the best from the worst.
The more money a start-up business asks for, the bigger the risk is to the investor – but if you can’t find the one business angel who’ll write that all-important cheque, why not go after several instead?