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EIS Breaks £1 Billion Investment Barrier

Business angels injected more than £1 billion cash as equity stakes in new businesses under the Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS), according to new statistics.

Total investment for the 2012 tax year – the latest year figures are available for – was £1.02 billion.

This was double the figure achieved 12 months earlier, when investors pledged £545 million, says HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC).

EIS opened for...

Record Investment in European Venture Capital in 2013

2013 was a bumper year for small European companies with investors throwing record levels of capital at the region’s start-ups, data has shown.

Some €6.3 billion ($8.3 billion) was plunged into venture capital in the continent over the last 12 months, according to data monitor Preqin, marking a 37% increase on the €4.6 billion committed in 2012. The number of deals also rose by 8% to 1,352 from 1,250. This represented ...

Indian Angel Network to invest in startups in UK, Singapore

The Indian Angel Network, India’s oldest and largest angel investor network, will now scout for investment opportunities in the United Kingdom and Singapore.

The decision to invest in UK and Singapore-based early-stage ventures has been taken to provide companies in its portfolio access to global markets, tap into the Indian diaspora as well as to rope in international investors to participate in domestic startups, accordi...

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Tips & Advice for Angel Investors

How Do Business Angels Think About 'Team?' Unique Insights From Super Angel Jonathan Milne...

“Team, team and team” you expect to hear if you ask most Business Angels for the top three things that matter when investing. None more than Dr. Jonathan Milner; PhD, angel investor, founder and CEO of AIM company of the year Abcam, ‘Most outstanding contribution to the Mediscience industry’ award winner and one of the most successful entrepreneurs in the UK; In this interview you will gain a unique insight to how Business Angel...

Are You Ready To Be An Angel Investor?

1. IS ANGEL INVESTING MEANT FOR EVERYONE? Angel investing or venture capital is not meant for those – • having surplus only for a short period of 3-4 years; • sitting on a large proportion in illiquid assets; • having low trust or belief in entrepreneurs and fear misappropriation of funds; • worried about failure of a few portfolio companies to return the invested capital; • looking for stable income as dividend or p...

Five Ways To Avoid Losing Money as An Angel Investor

I have an angel investor friend—let’s call this friend “Alex.” Alex has great deal flow and works hard to pick the best opportunities for investment. Alex has been frustrated over the past several years, however, because she doesn’t seem to be making any money. This is despite solid operational performance by several of the companies and several exits, including one that was quite notable.

Recently, Alex and I sat down a...

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