Andy Phillipps: Active hotels, via Booking.com, to Angel Investing

Excitingly, Invested Investor Andy Phillipps joined Peter Cowley for a two part podcast. In part one, Andy explains how he established the hotel booking company, Active Hotels, alongside his co-founder and cousin Adrian Critchlow. Active Hotels grew rapidly, bought by Priceline and merged with Bookings BV to become Booking.com. Andy's business model transformed the UK online hotel market and continues to lead global trends. Having successfully exited to Priceline, Andy describes how he approached the topic of aquisition, and then how he apporached the acquirers. Part two follows his transition into Angel Investing, what he learnt and his top tips for those looking to become Invested Investors.

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Martin Kleppmann: To Silicon Valley and back again, with two exits along the way

In our latest podcast Peter talks to successful entrepreneur-turned-academic Martin Kleppmann. The two explore the companies that Martin has founded, and exited, including a move from the UK to the USA and back again. Alongside this, Martin discusses how he and his co-founders raised funds on both sides of the Atlantic, and the differences between Angel Investors in each country.

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Richard Lucas: British Serial Entrepreneur and Angel Investor in Poland

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.

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Peter Cowley: A serial entrepreneur and invested investor. Watch 'what he wished he'd known a decade ago'

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.

Watch him explain 'what he wished he'd known a decade ago' at a 2017 Dorset Business Angels event, in association with the UK Business Angels Association.

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Katy Tuncer: Learn, learn, learn

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.

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Q&A with Angel Investor Peter Cowley

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. 

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Alex Schey: A journey from the Pan-American highway to hybrid buses

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.
 

 

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