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The World is a Business Angel Investor's Oyster

The World is a Business Angel Investor’s Oyster

When angel investing first started, chances were pretty good any investment being made was fairly close to home. Even with excellent travel infrastructure over the past several decades, Business Angels still preferred to invest close to home and within a 100 mile radius. Here we are in the middle of 2009. Are things any different today? Would you be willing to invest in[Read More…]

My own ideas or investing in others

My own ideas or investing in others?

You simply cannot be a good business angel investor without also being an entrepreneur. Because of this “two-tiered title”, I can’t help but feel so excited and inspired every time I hear or read about a relatively new start-up selling for a huge windfall. I guess those types of exits reap wonderful rewards for both the entrepreneur and investor. Over the past few[Read More…]

How much Equity is enough

How much equity is enough?

Over my entrepreneurial life, I have started dozens of businesses, some needed cash from an outside angel investor or bank and some did not. For the ones that did need outside capital, being a new start-up usually meant an angel investor. Many of those have been private individuals but some have also been professional angel investors. It doesn’t really matter what[Read More…]

Venturespring Announces Smart City Challenge Winner – Panel of experts including Venture Giants judge

Venturespring Announces Smart City Challenge Winner – Panel of experts including Venture Giants judge

Panel of experts including Venture Giants judge competition Blubel a smart bicycle bell that simply and intuitively guides cyclists, and uses IBM BluemixⓇ, has today been announced as the winner of the Venturespring Smart City Challenge – a competition that invited global entrepreneurs and developers to create technology solutions to some of the most serious problems facing modern cities. The competition was[Read More…]

Business Angels cross the Borders!

Business Angels Cross Borders!

Europe has recently realised the strengths of business angel activity as a source of funding for startups. Whereas Europe in the next few years faces the challenge of building a trans-European environment for cross-border investments, Finland is leading the way by demonstrating EU-Russian cross-border cooperation. Sitra, the Finnish Innovation Fund was one of the founding members of the European Business[Read More…]

Angel Network Investor Due Diligence

Angel Network Investor Due Diligence

If you are looking for investment opportunities with significant returns, an Angel Investor may be for you. You invest a set amount of money to a business that is normally already established but needs capital for growth. In order to be successful in investing in small businesses, you will need to do your due diligence.  No matter what market you[Read More…]

Entrepreneur Resources

Entrepreneur Resources

We have compiled a list of resources to assist you in attracting angel investment capital. Negotiate for and protect your investment and intellectual property with the advice below. Protect your IP (Intellectual Property) As an Entrepreneur, there will inevitably come a time when you must protect your Trade mark (your brand for example), copyright, patent and the design of your[Read More…]

Business Angel Investor Resources

Venture Giants has compiled a list of resources devoted to business angel investment and making the due diligence process that much simpler. These resources are aimed for the business angel investor who is actively seeking to invest in new start-ups and early-stage companies.    Companies House WebCHeck This site should be the starting point! The WebCHeck service offers a searchable[Read More…]