Welcome to edition #6 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: Kotani Pay creates internet free crypto payment solution, New AI football scout + more
🚀 For the Founders: MyAccelerator: The online accelerator for successful startups
🤓 Read of the week: Lessons from Uber, how to build a startup with defensibility (a moat)?
🧠 Tools: 3 tools every start-up founder needs
🔎 What’s happening at AIS: Join the waitlist for our April 2024 cohort
💷 Deal Flow: Coho are raising
🚨New: Read our free Angel Investing Basics e-book
🗓 Dates for your Calendar: The HustleFest Business Festival, Sifted Summit + more
🤑 Discounts Freebies & Rewards: Read till the end
📰 INSIDE SCOOP
Kotani Pay gets $2M pre-seed to help African workers send money home via crypto — without the internet. Nairobi-based crypto payments startup has a vision to make cross-border remittances easier for the large underbanked populations in Africa. Read More
Last Week’s 10 Biggest Funding Rounds: Energy-Related Startups Spark Huge Rounds. Read More
AI football scout: A UK startup claims to have found a way to use AI automation to find football’s next star and is already working with Premier League clubs. Read More
How Cristiano Ronaldo's Fancy Footwork Made Him a Multimillionaire. From humble beginnings in Madeira, Portugal, global soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo grew his $500 million net worth on and off the pitch with investments in real estate, hospitality. Read More
🚀 FOR THE FOUNDERS: POWERED BY MyAccelerator
Why is this amazing online accelerator so important:
1. Statistically only 10% of startups will survive the first 5 years. Most of these startups have not passed through an accelerator program and thus are handicapped vs. those who have successfully passed through an accelerator.
2. Physical accelerator programs are limited and many startups are not able to find one that is suited to them. Additionally, some accelerators take valuable equity, way before any funding.
3. Global teams that work in different countries and time zones are not able to start a physical accelerator program together.
This online Accelerator was developed by experts and thought leaders in the start-up space using the proven methodology that successful startups and even Unicorns have used.
Built in three phases: set-up, launch and scale, in less than one hundred steps learn high-professional 360-degree venture building!
🤓 READ OF THE WEEK
Lessons from Uber, how to build a startup with defensibility (a moat)
🧠 Tools | 3 tools every start-up founder needs
Notion is an all in one workspace where you can think write and plan. Manage everything from your personal diary, to sales CRM’s and project management. Try here
Air Table is a spreadsheet-database hybrid for creating and sharing information. Try out these useful templates to organise your start-ups workflow. Try here
Brief Link is a free & private tool that enables founders to share and track interactions with their pitch deck. Imagine DocuSend but for founders and investors. Try here
🔎 WHAT’S HAPPENING AT AIS
Enrolment for the September cohort of our live course is now closed: 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. Join the April 2024 cohort waitlist
AIS Monthly Membership: If you missed out on this years cohort you can still join our 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
Read about some of the amazing things our students have had to say about Angel Investing School. Read Here
💷 DEAL FLOW
COHO are raising
Coho is a membership platform that provides small peer group learning and insights on demand and they are tackling three core issues:
The Money Drain: Companies waste $60B annually on ineffective programs.
The Cookie-Cutter Problem: One-size-fits-all rarely fits anyone well.
The Impact Gap: Most programs have zero or negative ROI.
Their recent financial milestones include:
$45k revenue in July 2023
40% burn reduction positioning them for financial sustainability
Forecasted to breakeven in the next 4-6 weeks
Are you a founder looking to raise? submit your pitch deck here
🧠 LEARN ABOUT THE BASICS OF ANGEL INVESTING
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
🗓 DATES FOR YOUR CALENDAR
The HustleFest Business Festival is set to be a business event like no other! Immerse yourself in dynamic workshops, engaging panel discussions, live podcast sit-ins, and more, all crafted to elevate your business game. Connect with experienced business owners, glean insights from experts, and network with fellow go-getters. Your chance to craft an unforgettable experience awaits on September 20th 10am to 6pm. Use discount code: AIS40 for £10.00 off Tickets
CogXFestival: The worlds biggest festival of inspiration, impact and transformational change. Bringing together leading speakers covering Global Leadership, Climate and the Future of Energy, Health, Startup to IPO, AI, Web3 & Deeptech. September 12th -14th. Use code EXJUMAKEMOVES23 to access your Free Tickets
Sifted Summit: After an incredible launch last year, Sifted Summit is back with a carefully curated agenda that won't be found anywhere else. Join them as they cut through the noise with challenge-focused discussions, lively debates and intimate networking sessions. In 2023, they’ll be bringing you more of the content you love and connecting 3,000 of startup Europe’s finest for two unforgettable days in London. October 4th - 5th. Tickets
🤑 DISCOUNTS, FREEBIES & REWARDS
Apply to get up to 6 months free of Notion Plus, including unlimited AI
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