Adobe terminates $20bn Figma acquisition suddenly + more

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Welcome to edition #21 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: Adobe u-turns decision and terminates $20bn Figma acquisition + more

🚀 For the Founders: Join the Impact Shakers accelerator

🤓 Read of the week: Getting off the VC train: For various reasons, many founders who have raised venture capital want to get off the VC train

🧠 Resources: A round up of AIS’ top 3 articles in 2023

🔎 What’s happening at AIS: Enrolment for the January cohort closes on January 12th

💷 Deal Flow: Speek Health are raising

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

🗓 Dates for your Calendar: Christmas Festive Fun

🤑 Discounts Freebies & Rewards: Read till the end


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The 10 Biggest funding rounds from last week: Another Big Week For Biotech As Tome Raises $213MRead More

🚀 FOR THE FOUNDERS: Join the Impact Shakers accelerator (€150K in equity & support)

The Impact Shakers Accelerator is the heart of their Impact Shakers Ecosystem. It is where they work directly with exceptional founder teams and connect them to their own impact investment vehicles, as well as to their partner ecosystem. Learn More

Getting off the VC train: For various reasons, many founders who have raised venture capital want to get off the VC train
🧠 Resources | A round up of AIS’ top 3 articles in 2023

Angel Investing 101: What is angel investing?...Read More

Angel Investing Made Easy: Your 6-Step Guide to Spreading Your Wings...Read More

Understanding SEIS/EIS for Angel Investors in the UK: A Comprehensive Guide on how to invest in startups and reduce your tax bill at the same time…Read More


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Speek Health is raising


Speek Health are building the digital mental health hub that bridges the gap between families affected by serious mental illness (starting with self-harm) and the skills, community, and treatment resources they need to find stability.

Major Milestones

Speek’s first product, based on established clinical research, has seen over 90% retention after 8 months, over 80% of users using the product at least 3 times per week, and almost 90% of users reporting reduced distress in the family. After running a very successful round with investors including, the founders have a limited amount (£100K) of allocation remaining before they close.

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

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The calendar will re-open in January, we hope you spend this festive period relaxing and spending time with your loved ones.

However, if you're looking for some festive fun, here are 15 FREE things to do over the Christmas period in London…Read More


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