In this podcast Simon King talks to Peter about his journey to working in Venture Capital from a background in physical sciences and academia, via Africa. He talks about the challenges in transitioning from an academic background to the commercial world and how investments are considered at Octopus Ventures.Read More
In this podcast, Richard Lucas describes how he has been promoting entrepreneurship 1991 and angel investing since the early 1990's. This episode focuses on Richard's advice and tips to entrepreneurs and angel investors, whilst endorsing the three T's to his businesses (Team, Traction and Technology). Within the podcast, Richard recounts his most memorable bad business experience, which involved a potential investor opening a briefcase filled with $30,000 in cash and a gun. Be sure to follow us on Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook, as well as subscribing to our regular podcasts on iTunes and SoundCloud.Read More
Peter Cowley is a serial entrepreneur and professional angel investor, making him a leading Invested Investor.
Having set up over 10 companies and invested in over 60 startups, Peter was named UK Business Angel of the Year 2014/15 and Best Angel of the World by the World Business Angel Investment Forum in February 2017.Read More
In this podcast Katy Tuncer talks authentically with Peter about her proudest failure, a start-up called Ready Steady Mums. She talks about the lessons she learned and how she brings them into her work today coaching entrepreneurs and other business leaders.
Ready Steady Mums is a community movement supported by the Institute of Health Visiting, Health Visitors and other medical professionals working with mothers in pregnancy and beyond.Read More
Every week The Sunday Times talk to a business angel, one of the early-stage investors who collectively inject £1.5bn a year into British start-ups. Peter Evans, Enterprise and Small Business editor for The Sunday Times, interviewed one of those business angels and an invested investor, Peter Cowley.
This article is a copy of Peter Evans report for the newspaper, it was released on November 5th 2017.Read More
Alex Schey co-founded Vantage Power. Peter and Alex chat about how Vantage Power took shape, the importance of a business plan and much more.
Vantage power designs and manufactures technology used in hybrid powertrains for new buses, as well as a retrofit solution for buses already on the road. Vantage Power's most recent award came in the form of the 'Most Distruptive Tech' at the UK British Angels Assocation awards 2017.
Gordon MacSween has enjoyed a successful career in industry, having studied engineering at Cambridge and then eschewed the more common path of a career in the City. After working as a production manager in the UK and Germany, he gained an MBA at Insead before passing up another common career path - in management consulting - to return once again to manufacturing. His last two roles were as Director of an £80m division at e2v plc, and then running his own £0.2m start-up in ad tech. He has learnt plenty from the transition.Read More
Simon Thorpe was UKBAA Angel Investor of the Year 2016/17. He has an investment portfolio of close to 30 early stage tech companies and has achieved 5 exits including Swiftkey, CMOS Sensors, VocalIQ and CentraStage.
Simon has had some hugely rewarding business journeys, both financially and personally and continues to be an advisor and mentor to entrepreneurs. He has made a career out of his passion for backing aspiring entrepreneurs creating innovative disruptive technologies. Angel Investing is an endurance race not a Grand Prix!Read More
John Halfpenny returns to explain the 3 key things he looks for in an investment. Having invested in .... businesses over ... years, he has fine tuned his investment criteria. In this articles he explores his 3 main reasons for investing or not investing in a business.Read More