Everything you need to know about the Open AI Saga, Our version of Black Friday, Open Day + more

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Welcome to edition #17 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:

🤑 Discounts Freebies & Rewards: Our Black Friday Deal

📰 Inside Scoop:  Everything you need to know about the Open AI Saga + more

🚀 For the Founders: Secure equity free funding from word renowned beverage company Diageo

🤓 Read of the week: Financial promotion exemptions for high net worth individuals and sophisticated investors: HM Treasury publishes its response

🧠 Resources:  3 websites to use if you’re raising or investing

🔎 What’s happening at AIS: Join us for our FIRST EVER virtual Open Day

💷 Deal Flow: LightHearted AI are raising (EIS qualifying)

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

🗓 Dates for your Calendar: 2 exciting Demo Days to add to your calendar


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Everything you need to know about the Open AI saga 😮

1) OpenAI investors considering suing the board after CEO's abrupt firingRead More

2) Microsoft emerges as big winner from OpenAI turmoilRead More

3) Most of OpenAI’s employees threaten to quit if Sam Altman isn’t reappointed CEORead More

Last Week’s 10 Biggest Funding Rounds: Divergent technologies and Biotech ruleRead 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


Financial promotion exemptions for high net worth individuals and sophisticated investors: HM Treasury publishes its response - What could this mean for Angel Investors?

🧠 Resources | 3 websites to use if you’re raising or investing

Odin: Frictionless deal creation and sharing, pooled investment structures, investor comms and portfolio management, all in one place....Read More

Floww is an all-in-one platform for scaling companies, VCs and investors...Read More

NEW: SeedLegals Flex lets you create an unlimited number of SeedFASTs, funding rounds and Instant Investment top-ups for one fixed fee.Read more


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

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  2. Every month, a business owner takes the hot seat and each member supports with perspective, advice and connections.

  3. We value business owners who protect their ownership, prioritise capital efficiency and build products customers love.

  4. 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).

  5. 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


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.

Traction, Round Details:

- 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 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

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Dog Patch Labs Virtual Demo Day: Dogpatch Labs is a startup hub, located in the historic chq Building and in the heart of Dublin's Digital Dockland. November 22nd 10:30am. Register Here

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

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