Fund of funds launched for first time VC's + changes happening at AIS + more

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Welcome to edition #25 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: Fund of fund launches for first time VC’s

🚀 For the Founders: Colorintech’s Founders Accelerator Programme 2024

🤓 Read of the week: 15 Questions Founders need to ask Angel Investors before taking money from them

🧠 Resources: Podcast episodes to listen to during your morning commute or lunch break this week

🔎 What’s happening at AIS: Enrolment for the January 2024 Cohort is now closed!

💷 Deal Flow: AllyHealth are raising

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

🗓 Dates for your Calendar: Angel Investing 101, Demo Days, How to fundraise + more

🤑 Discounts Freebies & Rewards: Read till the end


NEW Fund of funds launches for first time VC’S. London-based Thema plans to write cheques of up to £5m into three to four first-time VC funds each yearRead More

Last weeks biggest funding rounds: Fever heated up the week with a hot $110m roundRead More

The UK sets out tougher competition rules for Big Tech. Could this trickle down to affect the smaller tech companies?Read More

🚀 FOR THE FOUNDERS: Colorintech’s Founders Accelerator Programme 2024!

Since 2019, Colorintech has run 5 years of programmes, supported founders across Europe, and have had 72 program alumni total with over 20m raised between them. So now we're launching our 6th core accelerator programme for underrepresented founders.

This is a programme with 7 days in-person, and another 10 online sessions, along with coaching and office hours, a small stipend and other benefits, and more - all over the course of 12 weeks between March and May 2024. We’re focusing on 3 core themes:

  1. Leadership: What’s it going to take to lead your business to success?

  2. Revenue: Making your own money so you don’t need to rely on investors.

  3. Investment: Preparing for and fully understanding what fundraising and the landscape.

And you’ll end it all off by showing off to a room of investors! 

This is for early-stage startup founders in the UK. Learn more about the programme, detailed application criteria, and key application dates by visiting their website here!


15 Questions Founders need to ask Angel Investors before taking money from them

🧠 Resources | Podcast episodes to listen to on your daily commute or lunch break this week

Not My First Guess: How to successfully exit your own company ft Tim Deeson. In this episode Tim Deeson, serial founder and angel investor with over 20 years of experience building companies, shares how he started his first company Deeson, which grew to be a multi-million pound digital agency, at age just 20...Listen Here

Strategy & Tragedy Podcast: CEO Stories with Stephanie Melodia. I started my first business at THIRTEEN ft Geoff Wright. Geoff Wright is the CTO of Tembo, the only place in the UK where you can go to get a complete picture of your property purchasing power. His path leading up to this position was anything but ordinary. Entrepreneurial as a kid, Geoff forged his own, alternative path. Instead of doing the usual by completing his studies, going to uni, and getting a job, Geoff realised he could make money doing what he loved...Listen Here


Enrolment for the January 2024 Cohort is now closed!: As announced in last weeks newsletter, the January 2024 cohort will be the last of its kind before we embark on a partnership that will permanently change the live course experience. Stay up to date with our newsletter to see what we have planned for 2024

Our Monthly Membership is now closed. We are no longer accepting sign ups for our monthly membership. Stay up to date with our newsletter to see what we have planned for 2024


AllyHealth are raising


AllyHealth are building the tech backbone to connect the physical and digital worlds of healthcare and enable patients to access clinical care at home, on demand.

Major Milestones

- Since going live in Q2 2023, they have delivered >1,200 care hours, scored 4.9/5 on customer love and secured >£20K MRR

- They are growing +>30% MoM and have exciting partnerships lined up in Q1 with large names such as Medichecks and Cleveland Clinic

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


    Watch our free angel investing webinar here


Angel 101 intro session: Learn the basics about Angel investing into Startups ft our very own Andy Ayim MBE. The goal of this free session is to learn how to acquire equity in early-stage, private companies that you really believe in, whether it is through advising or investing your own money…January 24th. 4:30pm Register Here

Nesta Mission Studio Demo Day: Experience ventures across Nesta’s decarbonising homes & healthy lives mission. The event will kick off with a panel led by Nesta's CEO Ravi Gurumurthy, followed by five founder pitches, wrapping up with drinks and networking with Nesta experts across their missions also in attendance…January 24th. 5pm - 7pm Register Here

Barclays Black Venture growth programme Demo Day: This day presents a unique opportunity for investors to engage with our pioneering founders. This event allows investors to provide valuable insights and feedback on the entrepreneurs' pitches and business strategies while also fostering connections with emerging and innovative ventures. It's a prime occasion to discover and invest in promising businesses and network with the future leaders of the industry…January 22nd. 12pm - 4pm Register Here

Things I wish I knew before fundraising: Whether you're gearing up for a 2024 fundraising push or simply want to meet and network with exciting entrepreneurs and investors, you should definitely check out this panel…January 30th. 6pm - 9pm Register Here


Free Syndicate memberships in 2024 for one year!

Here is a list of 3 syndicates membership deals we currently have offers for, join and get one years membership for free


Fill out this form and use code: AngelSchool

2) Green Angel Syndicate

Email [email protected] and mention you are part of the AIS community

3) Hermesa

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