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.
With private family photo-sharing and messaging app Togethera having just charged itself with £220,000 worth of expansion capital, we grilled co-founder Sokratis Papafloratos on what it takes to secure the backing of successful entrepreneurs like the founders of Secret Escapes and Shutl.
With the acquisition of E-Car Club by French vehicle rental company Europcar representing the first proper sale of a business which has used crowdfunding to fuel growth, we chart the involvement of one early backer.
Toby Triebel, Spotcap co-founder and CEO, uses his advice as an entrepreneur and investor to provide some insight into where business builders can look to for capital – with the banks appetite for risk at at all-time low.
Having already made a number of equity investments through his Elevation Partners firm, Irish musician Bono has reportedly joined forces with TPG Capital.
Knocking on the doors of business incubators and venture capital firms can prove both exhausting and fruitless. Undeterred by this, the entrepreneur in Jaydeep Korde decided to take his pitch to the Chicago Angels Network and received the backing he needed.
The European Business Angels Network has reported an increase in the proportion of women business angels. At 12 per cent, the figure is significantly higher than those reported in previous studies over the past 20 years.
Angel investing isn’t simply a one-way scenario where the individual who is considering handing over the funding happens to hold all the cards, says Raj Dhonata.
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Where do the £800m that are annually invested into UK companies by business angels really go”