We are delighted to be ending the week on a high with all 8 of the businesses who are pitching with us next week ready and raring to go!

We’ve had a busy week with pitch preparations and now we’re really excited to see the Founders deliver their fantastic pitches at next week’s pitch events.

In the meantime, we wish everyone a wonderful weekend and we look forward to updating you on next week’s events in due course!

If you are looking for funding before the end of the year, now is the perfect time to start the ball rolling.

In our experience, it typically takes 8 weeks from pitching to receiving the funds (if you have received enough interest from the event). This being the case, our next events are perfect for securing the funding before the end of the year and hitting the ground running in 2024!

If you would like to know more about our events just get in touch.

Yesterday’s ‘Ask the Investor’ event was fantastic!

A big thank you to our panel of investors who gave up their time to answer some of the great questions that were asked by the Founders in the audience. Some of these questions included:

– What is your motivation behind investing?
– Are you only looking to invest in the next big Unicorn, or do you also invest in businesses who don’t claim to achieve this growth trajectory?
– What do you look for in an investable proposition?
– Does a business need to have SEIS/EIS for you to consider them?
– What are your thoughts on AI?
– What are your views on valuing a business?
– Are you happy to see VC involvement?
– What involvement do you like to have in the business?
– What stage of the business’s development do you prefer to invest at i.e. pre-revenue etc?

The Investors delivered some really insightful answers that gave the Founders a better understanding of their investment do’s and don’ts! We’re looking forward to running more events like this in the future.

We are all set for this afternoon’s pitch event in Leeds!

Good luck to all of the founders who are waiting to showcase their business opportunity. As always they have all worked incredibly hard and we can’t wait to see them in action.

A big thank you to Ward Hadaway for hosting the event in their brilliant office space in Leeds, and thank goodness for aircon on this lovely sunny afternoon!

There is less than 2 weeks to go until our ‘Ask the Investor’ event.

If you’re reviewing your funding options, you likely have a lot of questions about angel investment. That is why we are running our FREE ‘Ask the Investor’ event where a panel of our angel investors will endeavor to answer as many of your questions as possible during the session.

This event is not to be missed. You can register HERE.

We were in Leeds yesterday, which was fantastic!

As a company who works remotely most of the time, it’s always nice to have a change of scenery and have a day working together.

Coffee, muffins and expanding the time were on the agenda. We find coming together in different locations great for creative thinking sessions too.

If you’re looking for funding, or exploring your funding options, then you likely have a lot of questions.

We are running a FREE ‘Ask the Investor’ event next month where you can ask a panel of our Angel Investors the questions that are important to you and your business growth.

We will be collecting some questions prior to the event, so please start sending these through. If you have any additional questions on the day then the floor will be open for these.

You can register for the event HERE.

We hope to see you there!

If you’re going to be inside on a day like yesterday, you want it to be for a great event, and yesterday’s pitch event in Leeds was certainly just that!

Well done to the businesses who pitched, we were delighted to have supported them.

There was some fantastic feedback provided by the investors, and lots of interest in the room. Some of the feedback comments included:

– “Looks very investable”

– “Very niche market with huge opportunity”

– “Very impressive founder”

We are looking forward to their due diligence sessions.

You can now register for our ‘Ask the Investor’ event!

Have you got questions that you would love to ask an investor? Join us for our fee Q&A event where you can ask a panel of our investors the burning questions you have on your mind.

This event is aimed at SME businesses who are exploring their funding options, or those who will be seeking angel investment in the future.

We hope you can join us. Here is the link to REGISTER.

Have you got questions that you would love to ask investors?

We’re planning on a running a free Q&A event where you can ask some of our investors the burning questions you have on your mind.

This event will likely be ran in early September (online) so there is still plenty of time for you to have a think about which questions are important to you and your business.

If you would like to register your interest in attending this event, just get in touch and we’ll make sure you’re one of the first to be invited!

We will soon be announcing some very exciting developments here at angelgroups…

We’re making moves towards becoming a tech company (like many of the businesses we support!). Our solution will benefit investors, founders, and countless stakeholders across the UK.

We look forward to sharing more on this in due course.

Our founder Martin Avison was a speaker at this morning’s Meet the Fund Managers event in Doncaster. A big thank you to the organisers for inviting us to be part of the event.

Martin was presenting alongside Andy McKenna from the South Yorkshire Mayoral Combined Authority and Sue Harrison from Business Doncaster.

It was great to meet some local businesses who were exploring their funding options as well as connect with stakeholders in the region.