Welcome to edition #2 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: Ring Central acquires virtual events assets from Hopin.
🤓 Read of the week: How do Angel Investors actually make their money?
🧠 Tools: 3 AI powered platforms that every angel investor needs to know about
🔎 What’s happening at AIS: Enrolment for our September cohort is now open
💷 Deal Flow: Waggle are currently raising
🚀 For the Founders: Unlock your investment potential by applying for Female Founders 5-week hybrid program
🗓 Dates for your Calendar: City Launch Lab Demo Day, HERmesa Angels Open House + more
🤑 Discounts Freebies & Rewards: Read till the end
📰 INSIDE SCOOP
Ring Central acquires virtual events assets from Hopin. Hopin rose to fame when virtual events boomed during the pandemic. Read More
Venture Capital: A Modern-Day Gold Rush or a Ponzi Scheme in Disguise? Read More
British Business Bank’s guide to building business resilience, this guide contains impartial, practical, and actionable information and support to help smaller businesses manage their costs, boost their long-term profitability, and increase their resilience. Read More
British Fin-tech company Revolut withdraws crypto services from the US Read More
🤓 READ OF THE WEEK
How do angel investors make their money?
PitchBook is a powerful AI-powered platform offering comprehensive data and insights on private and public companies, investors, and M&A transactions. Check out PitchBook
Crunchbase is a database that provides comprehensive information on startups, investors, and funding rounds. The best thing about it, is that it uses AI to help users identify relevant investors that meet their investment criteria. Check out Crunchbase
CB Insights is an AI driven platform that leverages data analytics to provide insights into venture capital, startups, and emerging technology trends. Check out CB Insights
🔎 WHAT’S HAPPENING AT AIS
Enrolment for the September cohort of our live course is 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. Learn More
AIS Monthly 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
Cornerstone VC Angel Scholarship 2023: In less than 2 weeks we’ve had over 80 applications for the Cornerstone VC Angel Scholarship and therefore will no longer be accepting applications.
💷 DEAL FLOW
WAGGLE are raising £300K (EIS approved)
Waggle is an AI co-pilot for people who manage people and they’re here to help managers know exactly what to do with their people and when to do it. Imagine an AI co-pilot for remote and hybrid teams, automating management admin, delivering timely nudges and coaching in real-time to help managers support their team effectively, every day.
They have 150 managers on their private beta, 30 of which are paid and more on the waiting list with.
They're backed by Techstars Detroit
Are you a founder looking to raise? submit your pitch deck here
🚀 FOR THE FOUNDERS
Unlock your investment potential by applying for Female Founders 5-week hybrid program
Are you a female-led or gender-diverse SaaS startup in the pre-seed or seed funding stage? Then apply to the 5-week hybrid investment readiness program Grow F by Female Founders starting in mid-October to unlock your fundraising potential! Learn More
🗓 DATES FOR YOUR CALENDAR
The City Launch Lab Demo Day: Meet accelerator members who have gone through City Launch Lab’s intensive 10 week accelerator programme. Pitches will be delivered in the first two hours then there will be a graduation party afterwards. Food and drink will be served. August 17th 3pm-7pm Free Tickets
Founder & Angel Speed Dating: A speed dating event to connect underrepresented founders with top angel investors to provide insights, connections, and even funds September 6th 9am-11am Free Tickets
Join the HERmesa Angels Open House!: Meet investors, hear pitches from fantastic female founders and connect with the HERmesa community. September 14th 6pm-9pm Free Tickets
⚡️ IN PARTNERSHIP WITH ARK Group International
ARK’s Founder, Joevas Asare, has been sharing personal insights into ARK’s fundraising journey, offering a unique insight into their approach on working with Angel Investors. Read More
🤑 DISCOUNTS, FREEBIES & REWARDS
Claim $10,000 AWS credits for your startup
Use code 1LkGu to redeem $10,000 worth of AWS credits for your startup (Startups that are post Series A or have received this from another investor are ineligible) Redeem Now
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