Welcome to edition #16 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: Build your own custom ChatGPT with no code + more
🚀 For the Founders: Secure equity free funding from word renowned beverage company Diageo
🤓 Read of the week: Angel Investing Horror Stories: 5 lessons from a failed investment
🧠 Resources: 3 free resource that you should check out if you’re a founder
🔎 What’s happening at AIS: Join us for our virtual Open Day & We’re giving away a free place on the January Cohort of our live course
💷 Deal Flow: LightHearted AI are raising (EIS qualifying)
🚨New: Read our free Angel Investing Basics e-book
🗓 Dates for your Calendar: Join us for our first Founder 🤝 Investor Xmas social + more
🤑 Discounts Freebies & Rewards: Read till the end
📰 INSIDE SCOOP
Build your own ChatGPT with no code: OpenAI introduces a new feature in AI development with its latest No Code tools. This development aims to democratise the creation of GPTs (Generative Pre-trained Transformers), making it accessible to…Read More
Last Week’s 10 Biggest Funding Rounds: Enable And Autonomous Vehicle Startup May Mobility, See Big Bucks…Read More
Nanoparticle drug delivery platform ViaNautis lands £20m: University College London spinout ViaNautis has raised £20m in Series A funding to use nano-engineering technology to deliver…Read More
🚀 FOR THE FOUNDERS: Fusion By Diageo Programme (Equity free funding)
Diageo are on a mission to scale the next wave of innovative digital and tech businesses. They set up Fusion by Diageo to find and partner with leading innovators to develop the next wave of digital products. The partnership lab combines the global scale and industry expertise of Diageo, with the latest tech and entrepreneurial spirit of scaling businesses to co-create the next generation of consumer products. Apply here
🤓 READ OF THE WEEK
Angel Investing Horror Stories: 5 lessons from a failed investment
🧠 Resources | 3 free resource that you should check out if you’re a founder
Startup 101: Curated startup lessons for entrepreneurs who are looking to start a company as well as those in the process of building one. This app will automatically update with new lessons every month...Read More
Startup Stash: This is a curated directory of tools and resources to build your startup. All the startup resources you need to build a killer product...Read More
FounderResources.io is a curated list of 500+ resources, templates & tools that help you on your journey to build a successful business. You can easily filter all resources by category and type to quickly find the thing you are looking for…Read more
🔎 WHAT’S HAPPENING AT AIS
Win a FREE place on the January 2024 cohort of our Live Course: All you have to do is
1) Fill in this competition form
2) Make sure you’re following us on Instagram
3) Subscribe to the newsletter (you’ve already done this part if you’re reading this)
The winner will be announced on 17/11/23
AIS Virtual Open Day: Join us on the 22nd of November 7pm - 8pm. Where you’ll get to hear from some of our angel investors that have taken the course and learn about the opportunities that have opened up for them and the investments they have made since taking the course. Register Today
Enrolment for the January 2024 Cohort is now open: 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. Enrol Today
Join the AIS+Monthly Membership (for startup founders):
AIS+ is a community of mission-driven business owners who share a philosophy of adding value through a spirit of collaboration. Our members range from Fractional COO's to business owners of hair care companies and recruitment agencies.
Every month, a business owner takes the hot seat and each member supports with perspective, advice and connections.
We value business owners who protect their ownership, prioritise capital efficiency and build products customers love.
We have dozens of pre-recorded masterclasses on topics such as setting up your operating system to building high-performing teams (we do cover fundraising from angels too).
Build a profitable business with a value-aligned community and be held accountable by your peers. Join Here
Check out what some of our September 2023 Cohort had to say about the course OR read the rest here on Trustpilot
💷 DEAL FLOW
LightHearted AI are raising (EIS Qualifying)
LightHearted AI has developed a groundbreaking technology—a light-based stethoscope that uses lasers and AI to diagnose heart conditions quickly and accurately without any invasive procedures. They have turned 6 months GP visits, referrals and diagnostics into a 60 second process.
This innovation has the potential to save the NHS alone £1.1 billion and significantly reduce wait times. The opportunity globally is much larger.
- The company is pre-revenue but development of the device is well underway, with a tested working prototype.
- This round will allow the team to advance their cardiology platform, complete clinical trials (already underway) and attain their ISO (safety approval).
- The investment will also support new hires, R&D, operations and regulatory compliance.
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
AIS Founder 🤝 Investor Christmas Social: Kick off the festive season with AIS at our inaugural Founder 🤝🏽 Investor Xmas Social! 🎄 This jam-packed evening will be a wonderful opportunity to immerse yourself in the AIS community and to meet the founders and investors that are shaping the future for a better tomorrow.
There will be plenty of holiday cheer; in addition to food, an open bar, Christmas goodies, and music to keep you socialising OR networking all evening long. There will also be a special charity raffle prize draw on the night.
We will be raising money for the Open palm Organisation and therefore ask you to secure your place by purchasing a £5 charitable ticket. (You will be automatically placed in the prize draw when you purchase your ticket). December 1st 6:30pm - 10:30pm. Tickets
Techstars London Demo Day: Join Techstars for an exciting evening to hear about their newest class of 11 startups pitch their innovative solutions. During the evening you will also mingle and network with fellow investors, Techstars partners, mentors, and alumni. December 7th 6pm - 9:30pm. Register Here
🤑 DISCOUNTS, FREEBIES & REWARDS
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4) Prepare better for the fundraising process and strengthen your business with strategic management insights. Redeem Here
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