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Invested Investor Thoughts: The transatlantic divide

Alan and I have just returned from my annual visit to the Angel Capital Association conference (ACA, which is an angel trade body equivalent to EBAN within Europe or the UKBAA), and I want to explain some of the differences between the UK and the USA. 

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Invested Investor Thoughts: Calling it quits, from an entrepreneur and investor perspective

From experience, even on a successful exit, founders find it tough – not just the stress of the process but what to do afterwards – having a boss for the first time in years or leaving immediately or soon into unemployment (albeit with some cash). 

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Invested Investor Thoughts: Entrepreneurialism, is it nature or nurture?

This month’s Invested Investor thoughts focuses on whether you are born an entrepreneur or you develop into one. Peter Cowley explores his thoughts around the topic, delving into his own experiences to understand whether it was nature or nurture that led to the launch of his 14 start-ups…

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Invested Investor Thoughts: Revenue is vanity, profit is sanity, but cash is reality

Peter Cowley founded Camdata, an electronic engineering, product design and turnkey development company, in 1984. To date, Camdata has delivered over 17,000 products and revenue of more than £16 million. Now a tech entrepreneur, angel investor and speaker…

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Invested Investor Thoughts: The true scale of investing in Africa

This month, the Invested Investor spent a few days in Cape Town at the annual angel and early stage investor conference in Cape Town, and this newsletter is about what we found. A special thanks to VC4A and ABAN for staging such a great investor summit.

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Invested Investor Thoughts: When is a pivot not a pivot?

Most in our industry have heard the term “pivot”, but what does it mean?
I am an engineer by training and a pivot point is a fulcrum about which an object rotates, which can be by a few degrees, but more often by full rotations.

How does that apply to a startup? How can a startup rotate and avoid becoming dizzy?

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