Is your business pitch falling on deaf ears? Well, new findings from The UK Angel Investment Network can explain why. They reveal the ten sectors angels are most interested in this year, as well as the areas which are receiving too many pitches. Read on to find out where your business falls.
Professor Richard T Harrison explores how women business angel investors can break through the glass ceiling in investment.
Getting funding can be a challenge and alternative finance may seem like a godsend to many new businesses – but there are funding pitfalls, and if you don’t get it right, it can be an expensive mistake.
Securing money for your business from angel investors comes down to being able to sell yourself as well as your business. But is it right for you?
It should be a truth universally acknowledged that there’s a thriving scene of innovation and entrepreneurship in the North of England.
Shoreditch-based Saberr, a people analytics company, has secured a £1m investment led by the Angel CoFund to improve the performance of companies’ teams – just as it has for clients including Coca-Cola, Microsoft and Deloitte.
When it comes to business funding, venture capital firms are snatching up headlines by the handful. However, in an exclusive interview with Angel CoFund’s investment director Tim Mills, Real Business has been granted access to figures detailing the activities of Britain’s angels.
Barclays has inked a deal with the UK Business Angels Association (UKBAA) to create Angel Hubs, a series of incubators that will provide companies in scale-up mode with access to funding and mentoring opportunities.
Innovative technology often takes a long time to get off the ground. Having spent years developing a new approach to testing tyre pressures, WheelRight is starting to gather momentum and attracting the attention of a number of major industry players.
3nder – the company formally known as the threesome app – has had its fantasy of expanding growth realised as “two experienced unnamed tech angels” have pumped $500,000 into the business.
Spanish ticketing startup Ticketbis, which provides an online platform for users to buy and sell tickets for events, has raised €3m for its first funding round of 2015.
So you want to raise angel investment. George Whitehead, chairman of the government-backed Angel CoFund, explains the key ingredients to a successful approach.