If you are an entrepreneur actively seeking angel investment for your new start-up, ask yourself how important is investor funding to the success of your business? You believe strongly in your business! Consider how important is angel investor funding to the success of your business. If angel investor funding is of little importance or not important at all to the success of your business[Read More…]
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What is your industry experience, and does it really matter?
The industry experience of your management team has a significant influence on the investor’s perception of the viability of your business proposal. It is very important to check for contradictions in your business proposal that could be challenged. It’s important to consider the fact that most angel investors prefer to invest in industries that they have considerable knowledge and experience[Read More…]
What is your investment proposal’s growth strategy?
The ideal growth strategy is usually dictated by the ambition of the entrepreneur. The type of business and the target market could also be a factor in deciding on the ideal growth strategy. However, growth can be measured in many different ways: size, revenue, locations, profitability, employees etc. What would you say is your ideal strategy for growth from the[Read More…]
Meeting an Angel Investor for the first time
When you receive an angel investor contact have you thought about how you intend to approach the angel investor? Remember appearances and etiquette matter and this article looks at the various contact methods that are available. The first rule of thumb when meeting a business angel investor or high net worth individual for the first time is to appreciate how busy they are.[Read More…]
Inside Business Angel negotiations: Valuing your Seed or Startup business correctly
Market value If an entrepreneur is overly confident or overvalues his business by solely looking at future growth prospects or thinks he will IPO (very rare), the deal may not work or be worth thinking much further about. So an entrepreneur’s valuation of his/her business is virtually always the deal-breaker. Looking at this from a business angel investor’s viewpoint may[Read More…]
Get the best price for your equity – value your company correctly
The first question to ask is: How much Equity are you offering in exchange for Angel Investment? Many entrepreneurs have an emotional attachment to their business or concept and tend to overvalue the business while at the same time refusing to give up any control. So how much equity are you offering an Angel Investor in exchange for his or[Read More…]
How much cash have you invested in your business?
Angel Investors want to see as much investment from an entrepreneur as possible. If an entrepreneur has a serious financial vested interest in their company, the entrepreneur is more likely to work harder to ensure the business’ success. Conversely, if you invest £0 into a company, it makes it easier for an entrepreneur to walk away. If you have your[Read More…]
How will you find an Angel Investor?
Finding an Angel investor can be daunting and whether it’s a face to face meeting or an online presentation, you need to be as professional and well prepared as possible. Here are a few guidelines to assist you in this process. Is there a typical Angel Investor and how do you recognise them? Angels are successful business people who most likely[Read More…]
Should I ever pay upfront fees to an Angel Investor?
This is probably the shortest article you will find on Venture Giants – but possibly the most valuable! You should NEVER pay a legitimate Angel Investor any upfront money for them to invest in your business. Of course there is nothing wrong with paying for a matching service on an online angel investment network or deal review fee to an angel network[Read More…]
How scalable is your business?
Looking at your investment proposal from an Angel Investor’s point of view, how scalable do you think the angel will think you business is? How big do you think you can scale your business? Location only City wide State or Region wide Country wide Globally If you had indicated that your business can or will be scalable on a location[Read More…]