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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 ...

Tax Breaks For Investors In Startups Pay Off For Britain

How do we persuade investors to put their money into high-risk start-up businesses? It’s a challenge that is all the more pressing in a climate in which the banking sector in the UK, Europe, and elsewhere, is unable or unwilling to lend as much as it once did, particularly to bets it considers less safe.

The British Government thinks it has come up with an answer: by throwing tax breaks at investors through a new scheme, i...

Venture Investing Trends in 2011

Without question, there will continue to be opportunities and the seed/Micro VC and growth capital ends of the continuum. Capital will continue to flow into these areas and over the next 12-18 months the transformation from buyers market to sellers market will be complete. This will be manifest through rising valuations at the low end ($250-$1 million rounds, as Jon Callaghan defines it in an answer on Quora) and the high end ($10 milli...

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Tips & Advice for Angel Investors

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...

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...

The True Worth Of An Exit Strategy According To Peter Cowley, UK Business Angel Of The Yea...

Experts in their field and divine in name they may be, but business angels cannot see the future any more than we can. After speaking to Peter Cowley, Cambridge-based entrepreneur and business angel, I ask, in such an uncertain sphere as angel investment what is the true worth of an exit strategy? Hearing Peter talk about various businesses he has invested in during his time as a business angel, demonstrates just how much unanticipa...

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