Posts Tagged ‘business angel investing’
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.
Beer and Partners CEO Mike Weaver has a strong belief in business angels’ ability to help stimulate economic recovery. However, Mike also believes there are no guarantees of success in angel funding and business angels should be prepared for a significant number of their investments to go “pear shaped” before they find a “star”.
Most of the time the partnerships which form between founders and angel investors are productive but, in a few cases, I have seen it turn very destructive.
Companies that should have realized success have been held back by investor partnerships that have severely limited their potential or, in some cases, doomed them to failure…
If your business angel investment has ideas or new products and services, then it will create value around that knowledge or Intellectual Property (IP) which you will want to defend from copying, stealing or mimicking – as far as the law will allow you.
So, how do you do it….?