Posts tagged Angel Investing
An exit to Amazon, some amazing investments and just going big

Dr Simon Murdoch follows his instincts. He set up Bookpages in the mid-90's because he saw an opportunity to emulate Amazon in the UK. He has invested in some the most iconic UK start-ups of the last twenty years. He has become a figurehead for invested investors in London. He loves what he does, particularly learning something new everyday. In this podcast Simon describes why he set up a competitor to Amazon, what it's to work for Jeff Bezos and how he transitioned into investing. Although he has experienced his share of failures, his eye for a successful start-up is remarkable. 

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Start-up Spotlight with Gonçalo de Vasconcelos

Gonçalo de Vasconcelos is the CEO and co-founder of multi-award winning online investment platform SyndicateRoom and who was considered one of the Top 10 most influential people in tech in the UK at the Tyto Tech 500 Power List, as well as one of the Top 40 most influential people in FinTech in Europe.

Gonçalo pioneered the investor-led™ model in the UK, opening up access to exclusive deals that professionals are investing in. 

His leadership of SyndicateRoom is driven by his vision for fair and transparent access to investments by all investors – big and small, institutional and private investors. 

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Daring, entrepreneurial, transparency advocate, and leading investor news

Modwenna Rees-Mogg is a world leading investor news provider. In this podcast, she openly portrays her diverse entrepreneurial journey, starting from the idea of delivering food from supermarkets in vans at the age of fifteen to Angel News, an online investor news platform. Unfortunately she wasn't able to gain 'funding' for her delivery idea, but she has successfully made Angel News into a world leading investor news provider. Modwenna is a prominent supporter of transparency and accountability in the early stage investment ecosystem. 

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Start-up Spotlight with Meganne Houghton-Berry

Meganne Houghton-Berry, the current UK Business Angel Association Angel of the Year, discloses her experience and her reasons for becoming an angel investor. Meganne is an active angel investor, board director and start-up mentor and has over 25 years’ experience in tech and consumer marketing and now invests across a wide range of industry sectors.  

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Altruistic, enterprising, human genomic data expert, Repositive CEO

Fiona Nielsen has applied her genetic disease research expertise into two notably successful organisations. First came DNAdigest, a non-profit educator, facilitator and engagee on issues regarding access to genomic data. She then realised that to get funding she needed to create a social enterprise. In this podcast Fiona expresses her reasons for founding Repositive, why she has chosen her board so meticulously, and that if you can't take a no, then don't start a company!

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Start-up Spotlight with Peter Cowley

Peter is passionate about increasing the success rate for early investors and entrepreneurs by sharing the success and war stories from those who have done it before. The Invested Investor Project was set up to achieve this aim.

For more information listen him explaining all about the project here.

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First-rate tips from two decades of angel investing, transparent take-away

Simon Blakey reveals his top tips to Invested Investors and entrepreneurs in a fascinating podcast with Peter Cowley. Simon has been a full-time and hands-on business angel investor into early-stage businesses since 2000, having previously trained as a biochemist and management accountant before getting into property development. He works with his brother Michael under the Avonmore Developments umbrella (www.avonmoredevelopments.com) where he’s in charge of Avonmore’s operations, deal negotiations and ongoing support of the UK early-stage investments. Two decades of angel investing has resulted in an abundance of knowledge that Simon has built up, all of which you can listen to in his podcast. 

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