Welcome to edition #26 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:
📰 BREAKING NEWS: 🚨Sign the angel investor petition with us
🚀 For the Founders: Female Founder - Grow F - SaaS Cohort 2024
🤓 Read of the week: How to make smart investments in startups and save on your tax bill at the same time
🧠 Resources: 150 Grants and similar initiatives small businesses in the UK can apply for
🔎 What’s happening at AIS: Free angel investing resources just for you
💷 Deal Flow: AllyHealth are raising
🗓 Dates for your Calendar: Things I knew before raising, Morgan Stanley Showcase + more
🤑 Discounts Freebies & Rewards: Read till the end
📰 BREAKING NEWS
Dear Angel Investors, Startup Founders and Operators
The future of the UK startup ecosystem is at a critical crossroads. An Open Letter has been written by the Startup Coalition urgently imploring the Chancellor to reconsider impending changes to the definition of High Net Worth Individual Investor.
The proposed changes will alinenate a lot of potential Angel investors that can genuinely add value to startups through their years of experience just because they don’t earn above £170K.
🚨 Earnings does not not alway equate to experience nor does it equal to value added.
These changes could drastically reduce the amount of capital available to founders, potentially killing off the next generation of scaleups and worst of all female and underrepresented founders will be hit the hardest.
Not only will it make angel investing an elite-only activity but will also be undoing huge amounts of good work done by so many angel investors in the ecosystem.
Join us along with UK Business Angels Association Alma Angels Extend Ventures The Entrepreneurs Network EnterpriseAlumni and Angel Academe - increasing female investment together, we can ensure that angel investing remains accessible and inclusive.
🎯 You can do two things to get behind this initiative:
1️⃣ join us to sign the petition here
2️⃣ Spread the message and make some noise by sharing this newsletter edition with someone that wants to support the petition
🚀 FOR THE FOUNDERS: Female Founder - Grow F - SaaS Cohort 2024
Have a gender-diverse SaaS startup? Ready to fundraise? 💰
Female Founders offers a 5-week investment readiness program for female-led ventures and mixed teams. Get unfiltered expert sessions & workshops, a personalized fundraising journey, and join their thriving network. Plus, there will be an exclusive in-person networking event in Vienna as a part of #LTST24.
Applications for this equity-free program are open until February 23rd. Don't miss out on this opportunity and get the support you need to succeed in the competitive world of VC funding. Apply here.
🤓 READ OF THE WEEK
How to Make Smart Investments in Startups and Save on your Tax Bill at the Same Time (Page 9)
🧠 Resources | 150 Grants and similar initiatives small businesses in the UK can apply for
We’ve stumbled across a small but impactful gem for small UK business owners interested in non-equity funding such as grants and similar initiatives.
Smallbusiness.co.uk have compiled a comprehensive list of grants from all over the UK. These funds are available to SME businesses either within a specified local authority, defined as having fewer than 250 employees or with a turnover of less than £45,000 and a balance sheet totalling less than £39,000...Read the full list
🔎 WHAT’S HAPPENING AT AIS
We’ve put together a collection of written and video resources to help you get started with your angel investing journey, if you have any further questions feel free to reply to this newsletter or contact us as [email protected]
Download your free copy of our Angel Investing Basics E-book
Watch our free angel investing webinar
💷 DEAL FLOW
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.
- 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
🗓 DATES FOR YOUR CALENDAR
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
Morgan Stanley Venture Lab Showcase and Demo Day: Morgan Stanley invites you to join them at their Inclusive Ventures Lab Showcase and Demo Day for the 2023 Global Cohort, hosted by Morgan Stanley. This event will be an opportunity to meet the innovative startups that represent a range of disruptive technologies in industries including healthcare, sustainable solutions, artificial intelligence, customer service, supply chain, recruiting and consumer products. This cohort of startups founded by underrepresented entrepreneurs is the largest and most geographically diverse to participate in the Lab in New York and London…February 7th 2pm - 7pm Register Here
Angel Academe View from the mid market - Tech & Media Landscape: Join Angel Academe for their latest webinar with their partners at DC Advisory, Rich Darlington, MD for Tech & Media. It will be a "fireside chat" with Lydia Gregory from FeedForward and Amy Williams from Good-Loop, talking about the journey from startup to scale up and exit via angel, VC and later stage investment.…February 13th 5pm Register Here
🤑 DISCOUNTS, FREEBIES & REWARDS
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
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