Rockefeller $1bn climate change investment, Free Black Fest tickets + more

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Welcome to edition #8 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: Rockefeller $1bn climate change investment, 101 business launch in the UK + more

🚀 For the Founders: MyAccelerator: The online accelerator for successful startups

🤓 Read of the week: What is dilution in angel investing? What does it means, how does it impact your portfolio and an example of how it works!

🧠 Tools: 3 calendar apps to try that could boost your productivity

🔎 What’s happening at AIS: Did you miss enrolment for our latest cohort? well you can try out our membership

💷 Deal Flow: Coho are raising

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

🗓 Dates for your Calendar: Black Tech Fest, Changemakers 2023 + more

🤑 Discounts Freebies & Rewards: Read till the end


The Rockefeller Foundation is to invest over USD 1 billion over the next five years into climate change: specifically into advancing the global climate transition and helping everyone participate in it. The investment is part of a new strategy which the Foundation says is the first of its kind in its 110-year history.Read More

Last Week’s 10 Biggest Funding Rounds: Databricks And Generate Biomedicines Lead Another AI SurgeRead More

UK sees 101 new businesses launched every hour in 2023: The UK has defied economic odds with a remarkable surge in businesses, with the entrepreneurial spirit back on the rise across the nationRead More

Hollywood Humanitarian Angelina Jolie gained her $120M Net Worth From Acting and Fashion. Learn about her journey from from the box office, brand deals to fashion, and real estateRead More


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!


What is dilution in angel investing? What does it means, how does it impact your portfolio and an example of how it works!

🧠 Tools | 3 calendar apps to try that could boost your productivity

Cron Calendar. Schedule meetings and control your time like never before. Time zone conversions. Multiple accounts. A cleaner, faster interface. Try it out

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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


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 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


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

CHANGEMAKERS: The Power of Underrepresented Role Models: Colorintech and BLIX are partnering up to talk about the importance of underrepresented changemakers as role models within the tech industry alongside two of their inspiring community members. September 27th 6pm - 7:30pm (online) 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

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

Black Tech Fest 2023: Started in 2020, Black Tech Fest is Europe`s largest event of its kind, 3 days dedicated to celebrating Black culture and its influence on technology. Convening Black talent, allies and the world`s leading tech companies to connect, network, and discover. October 10th - 12th. Free Tickets


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