Ada ventures to support founders with childcare, Blocks 2 Bags £100m pitch event + more

Read time: 5 minutes

Welcome to edition #11 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: Ada ventures to support founders with childcare, UK splashes £70m on 6G + more

🚀 For the Founders: Join a Techstars Accelerator to Scale Your Startup

🤓 Read of the week: How do angel investors make money: A real life example after one of our angels invested in City Mapper

🧠 Tools: 3 articles you can read today to kickstart your angel investing journey

🔎 What’s happening at AIS: The waitlist for our 2024 cohorts are now open

💷 Deal Flow: NIYA are raising

🚨New: Read our free Angel Investing Basics e-book

🗓 Dates for your Calendar: BAG DROP Pitch Event, Techish live + more

🤑 Discounts Freebies & Rewards: Read till the end


Ada Ventures, the inclusive VC firm backing breakthrough ideas, is set to become the first investor in Europe to directly support founders in their portfolio with the cost of childcare. The new schemeRead More

Last Week’s 10 Biggest Funding Rounds: Metropolis Snags Big Round For Dealmaking, Electric Hydrogen Powers UpRead More

UK splashes £70m on new future telecoms technologies. The new investment will support ambitions to become a global leader inRead More

Cash raised from initial public offerings (IPOs) in the UK has fallen over the last quarter as London markets continue to face trying conditions. According toRead More

🚀 FOR THE FOUNDERS: Techstars Start-up Accelerator

Techstars accelerators feature intimate class sizes, 1:1 mentorship, and access to capital. Apply to join the largest pre-seed investor in the world and get unmatched opportunities. Applications close on November 29th


How do angel investors make money: A real life example after one of our angels invested in City Mapper.

🧠 Tools | 3 articles you can read today to kickstart your angel investing journey

How to become a Certified Angel Investor in the UK. Before officially becoming an angel investor and being ready to invest you have to…Read More

5 tangible ways you can add value as a small ticket investor. When you think of an angel investor who comes to mind?Read More

Where to find startups that need angel investment? Generating quality deal flow as a beginner angel investor in the UK can beRead More


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


NIYA are raising (SEIS/EIS Approved)

Niya’s Career Management Platform makes it easier for everyone to access opportunity. Demystifying careers with personalised pathways that simplify information and connect users to relevant networking, training and job opportunities.

Their notable milestones include:

  • 1M people in the network

  • 3K community beta users

  • 120 business on their waitlist

Are you a founder looking to raise? submit your pitch deck here

  • 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


BAG DROP: Blocks 2 Bags are hosting an immersive pitch night next week with over 50 Investors looking to invest in the next big startup. Representing funds from all over the world with over £100million to invest. Think Dragons den meets block party event with a live DJ and Open bar for the networking segment. October 17th 6:30pm. Founders sign up here. Investors sign up here.

LAST CHANCE: 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


Get 10% off your Yayem membership

Yayem is a digital membership for global living: an international network representing 70 nationalities, travel resources (guides and perks for 100+ cities), experiences around the world, and epic spaces (including their Y Country House in Portugal, Y Casita in Mexico City, and partner spaces around the world including the Curtain Club here in London).

They have recently launched Y Pass — for those who love to travel and want to connect with the global Yayem network. Their beta pricing is currently GBP180 a year BUT the AIS community get an additional 10% discount and fast-track acceptance into the membership.

Applications take less than 2 minute. Apply Here

Thank you for reading! and if you enjoyed it forward to someone who might too!