Welcome to edition #10 of The AIS Angel Insider, your weekly scoop of inspiration, insights and insider knowledge on all things Angel Investing and Startups.
On this weeks AIS Angel Insider:
📰 Inside Scoop: Worldcoin investigation, VC firm founded by the Sunak’s to be shut + more
🚀 For the Founders: Last Chance: MyAccelerator: The online accelerator for successful startups
🤓 Read of the week: How to become a certified angel investor in the UK
🧠 Tools: 3 alternatives to Linktree for your social media link in bio needs
🔎 What’s happening at AIS: The waitlist for our September 2024 cohort is now open
💷 Deal Flow: Very Last Chance: Coho are raising
🚨New: Read our free Angel Investing Basics e-book
🗓 Dates for your Calendar: Last chance to secure AIS & HSBC Innovation Banking AMA + more
🤑 Discounts Freebies & Rewards: Read till the end
📰 INSIDE SCOOP
Kenyan legislative committee calls for Worldcoin shutdown in the country. A Kenyan parliamentary committee formed in August to investigate operations and activities of Sam Altman’s crypto project…Read More
Last Week’s 10 Biggest Funding Rounds: Anthropic Goes Large Again, Sierra Space Blasts Off…Read More
VC firm founded by Rishi Sunak’s wife Akshata Murty to shut down. Catamaran Ventures UK, an investment firm founded by Akshata Murty, wife of Prime Minister Rishi Sunak, will shut down, according to company filings…Read More
🚀 FOR THE FOUNDERS: POWERED BY MyAccelerator
Why is this amazing online accelerator so important:
1. Statistically only 10% of startups will survive the first 5 years. Most of these startups have not passed through an accelerator program and thus are handicapped vs. those who have successfully passed through an accelerator.
2. Physical accelerator programs are limited and many startups are not able to find one that is suited to them. Additionally, some accelerators take valuable equity, way before any funding.
3. Global teams that work in different countries and time zones are not able to start a physical accelerator program together.
This online Accelerator was developed by experts and thought leaders in the start-up space using the proven methodology that successful startups and even Unicorns have used.
Built in three phases: set-up, launch and scale, in less than one hundred steps learn high-professional 360-degree venture building!
🤓 READ OF THE WEEK
How to become a certified angel investor in the UK
🧠 Tools | 3 alternatives to Linktree for your social media link in bio needs
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🔎 WHAT’S HAPPENING AT AIS
Enrolment for the September cohort of our live course is now closed: Our 5 week intensive program is designed to take you from knowing nothing about angel investing to feeling confident and knowledgeable enough to support and invest in the companies you truly believe in. Join the April 2024 cohort waitlist
AIS Monthly Membership: If you missed out on this years cohort you can still join our membership. Our monthly membership provides a more flexible and bite sized approach to angel investing that is available on demand and fits around your schedule. Join Here
Read about some of the amazing things our students have had to say about Angel Investing School. Read Here
💷 DEAL FLOW
Very Last Chance: COHO are raising
Coho is a membership platform that provides small peer group learning and insights on demand and they are tackling three core issues:
The Money Drain: Companies waste $60B annually on ineffective programs.
The Cookie-Cutter Problem: One-size-fits-all rarely fits anyone well.
The Impact Gap: Most programs have zero or negative ROI.
Their recent financial milestones include:
$45k revenue in July 2023
40% burn reduction positioning them for financial sustainability
Forecasted to breakeven in the next 4-6 weeks
Are you a founder looking to raise? submit your pitch deck here
🧠 LEARN ABOUT THE BASICS OF ANGEL INVESTING
Learn how angel investing actually compares to investing in stocks and shares
Learn about the AIS Mindset and why you need it to win in the game of angel investing
Learn about the different types of angels and decide which one you want to be
Bonus quick start checklist to get you started on your angel investing journey + much more
Download your free copy
🗓 DATES FOR YOUR CALENDAR
LAST CHANCE: AMA: An evening with 2 Angels & 1 Founder: Angel Investing School & HSBC Innovation Banking are hosting a free event for founders who want to learn more about angel fundraising and how and where to raise funding for your startup. Angel investors Andy Ayim 👼and Pamela Hsieh 👼 alongside startup founder Gary Izunwa (who just raised over $1M) will be on the panel 🚀 TODAY! 5:30pm to 8:30pm. Free Tickets
Sifted Summit: After an incredible launch last year, Sifted Summit is back with a carefully curated agenda that won't be found anywhere else. Join them as they cut through the noise with challenge-focused discussions, lively debates and intimate networking sessions. And the best part is our very own Andy Andy Ayim will be hosting a workshop on October 5th. Limited free guest Tickets courtesy of Andy
Dream VC X Madica Investor mixer. We welcome you to connect and exchange insights at the London Investors Happy Hour cohosted by Madica and Dream VC! Their local London meetup will culminate in the 10th edition of the African Early Stage Investor Summit, AESIS2023. Participants of the London meetup will also get an exclusive discount code after the happy hour for AESIS summit tickets in Cape Town. October 4th 6:30pm-10pm. Register For Tickets
Black Tech Fest 2023: Started in 2020, Black Tech Fest is Europe`s largest event of its kind, 3 days dedicated to celebrating Black culture and its influence on technology. Convening Black talent, allies and the world`s leading tech companies to connect, network, and discover. October 10th - 12th. Free Tickets
Techish Lve Show: Join a live episode of the tech & culture podcast Techish. Engage with Abadesi and Michael and network with their vibrant community. October 25th 7pm - 10pm. Use code AIS for 10% off your Tickets
🤑 DISCOUNTS, FREEBIES & REWARDS
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