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Latest news, events and updates from Enterprise Angels, our partners and portfolio companies.

Who pays the fees in early-stage investing?

Who pays the fees in early-stage investing?

Whether you’re investing via a Venture Capital Fund (VC), an Angel group nominee or directly into a startup, resourcing is required for deal making and post investment management: undertaking due diligence, facilitating the investment, supporting the startup,...

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Elements of an Efficient Capital Raise

Elements of an Efficient Capital Raise

Our recent capital raise with SquareOne was achieved in six weeks from initial contact through to settlement of funds. During this time, working closely with SquareOne, we reviewed investment material, organized an opportunity to Pitch to our members, undertook due...

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Key ingredients to a successful pitch.

Key ingredients to a successful pitch.

Firstly, it is important to understand why you are pitching. It is not, as is often assumed, to get investors to open their chequebook. The pitch’s purpose is to get sufficient demand from the audience for a follow-on conversation. Your goal is to create curiosity,...

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Pitch Night – What is it all about?

Pitch Night – What is it all about?

The purpose of Pitch Night is to introduce investment ready businesses to our membership as prospective investment opportunities. These early-stage companies could be existing Enterprise Angels portfolio companies returning for further investment, or new opportunities...

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What is a nominee holding company?

What is a nominee holding company?

Both angel groups and Venture Capital (VC) funds use nominee companies.  Angel groups use them for most investments and VCs sometimes use them for co-investment opportunities for Limited Partners.  Nominees provide a great deal of value to both investors and investee...

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Angel Awards 2021

Angel Awards 2021

Recently Enterprise Angels celebrated its Annual Angel Awards; an opportunity to acknowledge members who have made a significant contribution to the network in terms of time, capital, and assistance during the 2020/21 financial year. Angel investing is more than just...

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Investor Reps: Want to really help an early stage company?

Investor Reps: Want to really help an early stage company?

Angel Members have the opportunity to put their experience, skills and connections to work by taking on the role of an Investor Director or Investor Representative in one of the companies they invest in. Being an Investor Rep is a fantastic role which aims to maximise...

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Employer of Choice

Employer of Choice

The world of work is changing rapidly, and attracting people with the right skills and experience is proving a challenge in our region and beyond.  Therefore, it's never been more important for businesses to stand out as an ‘employer of choice’ to attract and retain...

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Key tips for Founders starting on their journey

Key tips for Founders starting on their journey

Since we began back in 2008 we have met many entrepreneurs with different ideas, products and concepts, some have gone on to succeed and others not, but all have learnt valuable lessons on the way. Below are some tips Jake Hoffart our Investment Associate has for...

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FY2021: The year that was virtually unique and uniquely virtual

FY2021: The year that was virtually unique and uniquely virtual

The end of the financial year is a good time to take stock and consider how far we have come.  I reflected on my last annual wrap-up at the end of 2019 and had a laugh about the title ‘Goodbye 2019, here’s to an awesome 2020’.    To be fair, it was awesome for a lot...

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