Category: Reference for Founders

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,...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

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...