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How do you find a business Angel? they do a good job of staying invisible. So what companies and strategies work and don't work. Secondly once you have found one, how do you work with them.

How do you find a business Angel? they do a good job of staying invisible. So what companies and strategies work and don't work. Secondly once you have found one, how do you work with them.

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Finding An Angel Investor Finding An Angel Investor Presentation Transcript

  • NICK HALSTEAD Founder & CEO @nickhalstead #INTRO
  • QUICK BACKGROUND Initial Investment Oct 07 £150,000 1x Angel Second Round Jan 09 £500,000 10x Angel, 1x Institution, LOTSx Hassle #BACKGROUND
  • WHY? •YOU WANT CASH •EXPERIENCE •QUICK TURN AROUND (cough) •LESS DUE-DILIGENCE •CONNECTIONS
  • WANTED TO FIND
  • STARTED HERE
  • FINDING AN ANGEL
  • FINDING AN ANGEL LIKE INVISIBLE MAN (AT THE START) THEY DO NETWORK THEY KNOW EACH OTHER
  • PAY TO PRESENT The Good, The Bad, The Ugly
  • PAY TO PRESENT •UP FRONT FEE IS COSTLY TO MOST •VERY FEW FOCUS ON SINGLE SECTOR •THEY ‘CAN’ HELP YOU PRESENT •EFFECTIVENESS IS QUESTIONABLE British Business Angels Association http://www.bbaa.org.uk/
  • HIRE A SHARK BEST TO AVOID BEING EATEN
  • MATHS IS FUN? •5% to your shark •5% to the angel network •£250,000 investment •= £25,000 in fees!
  • YOU ARE AN ENTREPRENEUR BE INNOVATIVE •NETWORK IN RIGHT PLACES •MAKE YOURSELF EASY TO FIND •SELF PROMOTE CONSTANTLY •BLOGGING, TWITTER, etc..
  • BUILDING A BOOK DEALING WITH [n] x ANGELS
  • BUILDING A BOOK • PRO’S • CASH BEYOND EQUITY GAP • GREATER ACCESS TO CONTACTS • CON’S • TAKES TIME • COMPLEX PAPERWORK • CAN GANG UP ON YOU
  • HERDING CATS
  • A QUICK STORY HOW 2 BECAME 1
  • SUMMARY •BUILD PLAN OF HOW TO FIND •GET ON WITH YOUR ANGEL •VALUATION IS WHAT YOU MAKE IT •GET A GOOD LAWYER
  • NICK HALSTEAD Founder & CEO @nickhalstead