Although it may not reflect ‘real life’, the BBC’s Dragons’ Den programme has done a good job in highlighting the role that angel investors play in the business world.
It may seem counter-intuitive, but the ongoing economic downturn has actually resulted in an increase in business angel activity. As the returns from more traditional means of investing dwindles, some investors are more prepared to invest in riskier propositions rather than watching their capital increase by 2% per annum elsewhere. (more…)
At ByteStart, we have come across hundreds of would-be entrepreneurs over the past decade. We have also had the pleasure of meeting plenty of angel investors and industry insiders.
If you have a fledgling business, or an idea that you think you can turn in to a viable business, you might want a business angel to help fund it. But before you charge ahead, here are 9 tips on what you need to do to impress business angels and potential investors.
New research has shown that Angels Investors (high net worth individuals who invest money and knowledge into companies who require funding) mainly follow their intuition ahead of financial calculations when deciding whether to invest in a company.