Posts Tagged ‘Business Angel’
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?
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…
Many good ideas don’t get funded. We all accept that.
And many bad ideas do get funded. That is harder to accept, but accept it we must.
So, what is it that determines whether an idea gets funded or not?
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…
What is the difference between pitching to business angels and an equity crowdfunding pitch?
This is the question I was recently asked, so here are my key points on how traditional business angel pitches differ from equity crowdfunding or crowd investing…
Entrepreneurs sometimes feel a little (or very) aggrieved at what they get offered by Business Angels.
Occasionally, the entrepreneurs are justified, but often this disappointment comes from a false expectation.
So, what startup valuation should an entrepreneur expect and how can he or she move the odds in his or her favour?
Crowdcube, the UK crowd investing site, celebrated a new record in helping Liverpool based Crowd Mortgage Limited, get funding in just 2.5 days.
What does this tell us about what’s hot in equity crowdfunding and what business angels are up to?
Crowdfunding has recently spawned something more interesting for startups, and that is, crowd investing.
So, how does a startup or growth business know if it is ready (or right) to seek equity crowdfunding?
To help, we have devised 21 tests for Crowd Investing, so that you can begin to assess the strength of your investment case and also identify ways to improve your chances.
Help! I’m confused by all the terms being thrown around in the crowdfunding sector!
From the single term Crowdfunding, we now have Crowd Investing (also know as Equity Crowdfunding) plus Donation Crowdfunding and Crowd Selling.
So what do these terms all mean?
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…
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…
Following our previous article on how to use invoice finance as an alternative strategy to raising money for a growing business, we take a look at the top 7 questions that business angels and entrepreneurs ask about invoice finance.
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.
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).
The period of huge new global internet brands succeeding may be drawing to an end, so could it be B2B and outsourced internet companies that make up growth for the next few years and provide opportunities for business angels and startup entrepreneurs?
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?
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.