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On Monday 26th November, Rod Beer led a lunch and learn session to share ‘top tips for angel investment’ with a group of local investors. The content was both reassuring and challenging for the group, and the conversation certainly suggested that there’s a call for more angel syndicates/groups locally and a need to coordinate dealflow and opportunities more effectively.
Rod introduced his organisation, the UK Business Angels Association as the trade association for angel investing – offering research, roundtables, education, promotion of angel investing as an asset class, connecting across the ecosystem (angels to VCs and so on) and much more besides.
Helpfully, Rod highlighted some recent research with the British Business Bank which explored what factors led to a successful investment – and what indicated less likelihood of success whilst also highlighting the differences between the younger and older members of the investment community. He used this as a framework for the ‘top tips’ that he was able to offer based on his own experience and that of the community of 200 member organisations, you can learn more about the shape of the conversation by reviewing his slides, linked below.
Throughout the session, I captured a few ‘top tips’ to share more widely – here’s my top 8:
Join the Bristol Angel Hub – as UKBAA members you can access the Engine Shed Member’s Lounge and events and insights about angel investment locally. Find out more and apply: www.angelhubs.org
Which groups operate locally? The most active Bristol based group is Bristol Private Equity Club: http://www.bristolprivateequityclub.com/ For other local groups, check out the members directory provided by UKBAA: https://www.ukbaa.org.uk/services-for-entrepreneurs/contact-investors/search-the-ukbaa-database/
If you’d like to set up a new group or syndicate and would like some support, contact Rod at UKBAA
UKBAA E-learning course – If the top tips session peaked your interest, contact me if you’d like a discount code to access this online learning content. https://bizangels.thinkific.com/
Quarterly Investment Briefing – join fellow investors to learn more about the regional investment landscape and to share and network. https://qib4.eventbrite.co.uk If you’re a business founder, looking for investment, find out more about how to submit a one page proposition for the event here: https://www.scaleupgenerator.co.uk/articles/qib-101
Review the slides from the event here: https://scaleup-cosmos-api.herokuapp.com/upload/80fc5026-cb5e-4c7e-8537-26f75bc30c4e