Posts tagged Entrepreneurship
Spotlight on RFeye

In partnership with Angel News, this month’s Start-up Spotlight focuses on the co-founder of Cambridge based CRFS, Alistair Massarella. Following a background in engineering and physics, Alistair used his experiences with the British Antarctic survey to join the Olivetti research labs in Cambridge.

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Investing is a team sport

Start-up spotlight with Bridgett Connell.

In partnership with Angel News, The Invested Investor is delighted to publish this issue of Startup Spotlight where the President of the European Business Angel Network (EBAN), Peter Cowley talks to the entrepreneur and invested investor Bridget Connell.

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Choose investors that you have a good relationship with!

Start-up spotlight with Alex Schey.

In partnership with Angel News, The Invested Investor is delighted to publish this issue of Startup Spotlight where the President of the European Business Angel Network (EBAN), Peter Cowley talks to the co-founder of Vantage Power, Alex Schey.

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Don’t chase the idea of a small return or getting your money back

Start-up spotlight with Simon King.

In partnership with Angel News, The Invested Investor is delighted to publish this interview focusing on Simon King who is a Principal at Octopus Ventures, a London and New York based venture capital firm.

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Multi-billion pound funding for innovation and what the UK Government is looking to invest in

Nigel Walker is Head of Innovation Lending at Innovate UK, and is constantly helping new and creative ideas flourish. Nigel is responsible for Access to Finance, where he continuously comes across cutting edge businesses in a variety of sectors. Because of this, he has played a role in many businesses that have been featured on Invested Investor, and guided them and many more to success. In this podcast Nigel talks about how he helps businesses of all scales, how to obtain funding, and the four sectors the Government is keen to invest in.

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Disappearing, angel investing, Frog Capital and what Shirin has learnt along the way

Shirin Dehghan is a hugely successful entrepreneur, having built Arieso and sold it to JDSU. In part 2 of her podcast, we hear how she decided to take a year out before getting bored and subsequently gravitating back to the start-up ecosystem. She has made a number of angel investments, including a lesson in letting her guard down as she invested in a team she knew well. Shirin is now a senior partner at Frog Capital, where she sits on four start-up boards. A tip to entrepreneurs, “Don’t turn up to a board meeting with a laundry list of problems without thinking of possible solutions. Your board will lose faith quickly”.

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Tough lessons, planning for your exit and blowing up San Francisco's IT

Shirin Dehghan has a fascinating story about resilience, understanding when to make tough decisions and planning for her company’s sale. Shirin is a successful entrepreneur, having founded and sold Arieso. She is a seasoned angel investor and is a Senior Partner for Frog Capital. In Part 1 of her podcast you will hear how she learnt so much from the pitfall of a lost contract, and how much time and effort she spent to ensure the company was ready for a potential buy-out. This is a truly exciting entrepreneurial story, that includes a tough decision to ask her husband to step down as her CTO in order for the company to succeed in the States.

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