Welcome to edition #7 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: Qatar to invest £4bn in the UK, Kroo to raise series C + more
🚀 For the Founders: MyAccelerator: The online accelerator for successful startups
🤓 Read of the week: Where to find startups that need angel investment?
🧠 Tools: 3 websites every start-up founder needs to know about
🔎 What’s happening at AIS: Our AIS Member has just launched their new offering
💷 Deal Flow: Coho are raising
🚨New: Read our free Angel Investing Basics e-book
🗓 Dates for your Calendar: AdaCon, The HustleFest Business Festival + more
🤑 Discounts Freebies & Rewards: Read till the end
📰 INSIDE SCOOP
Qatar plans £4bn UK investment to create climate tech unicorns. The UK’s climate tech sector could receive a £4bn investment from Qatar as the Middle Eastern nation looks to establish a green energy research facility in southern England…Read More
Last Week’s 10 Biggest Funding Rounds: Stack AV And Ascend Elements Lead Another Huge Week…Read More
Challenger bank Kroo targets £70m Series C funding round to grow its customer base and build its quality loan book. The challenger bank said it aims to achieve profitability with the closure of its latest raise, which is targeting £55m to £70m from venture capitalists, family offices and private equity…Read More
UK rapid delivery: the startup survivors and those gone in a jiffy. Rapid delivery startups scooped billions in venture capital cash during the low-interest rate-induced funding boom. The pandemic’s stay-at-home restrictions gave a shot in the arm to the market, which aims to bring groceries to customers’ doors in 20 minutes or less…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
Where to find start-ups that need angel Investment?
🧠 Tools | 3 websites every start-up founder needs to know about
Startup Stash is the worlds largest directory for tool and resources for startups and entrepreneurs. Check it out
Startup Toolkit has Interactive how-to guides to launch your startup. Each guide comes as a three-in-one: a detailed article, a visual step-by-step workflow, and a ready-to-use project template. Altogether these three parts enable you to learn, visualise your knowledge and implement it in practice immediately. Check it out
Startup Graveyard is a resource for entrepreneurs to avoid making the same mistakes as failed startups. The project is aimed at helping de-stigmatise failure and increasing transparency. Check it out
🔎 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
Our AIS Member Anthony Ware has just launched “The Building Mental Wealth Membership”: This is a community-centric space for building generational mental wealth. This membership is for historically-excluded entrepreneurs and professionals. We all may start at different points, but we grow together. This membership is available only to historically excluded and minoritised people from the Global Majority (including Black, Indigenous, Latinx, Asian, and similar groups) in the EU, UK, US, and Nordics. Members are early-stage entrepreneurs. Learn More
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
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
AdaCon 2023 will be an honest conversation about the urgency of the challenge and compelling testimony from visionary leaders who are finding alpha by being brave, relentless and deliberate about equity and inclusion. It will also be a radical challenge to our industry to locate ourselves within the problem, to stop talking and to commit to bold action. October 10th (online). Free Tickets
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