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Why you shouldn't be an angel investor in start-ups

[fa icon="calendar'] 27/06/2018 10:35:43 AM / by Lucy Courtenay posted in Investor, Venture Capital, Angel Investors, Investment, investing decision, investors

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Australian early stage angel investors often treat start-up investing like horse racing. They punt with money they're willing to lose, but this approach has led to a lack of discipline and very poor returns.

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Episode 2 Part 2 - China, Malaysia and Growing the Startup Investment Ecosystem in Australia

[fa icon="calendar'] 16/01/2018 10:01:31 AM / by Emlyn Scott posted in Investor, Investment, Podcast

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Episode 2 Part 1 - Knowing When to Quit, and the Value You Can Take from Hard Lessons

[fa icon="calendar'] 11/12/2017 7:02:32 PM / by Emlyn Scott posted in Investor, Angel Investors, Investment, Podcast

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How to Engage and Nurture Investors

[fa icon="calendar'] 13/02/2017 11:00:00 AM / by CapitalPitch posted in Investor

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 Our approach to the fundraising journey has one clear goal in mind: reducing the time and effort required for startups to raise capital by building relationships with investors and making every transaction a win-win. 

We do this by using a systematic, 6 step approach to supercharge capital raising, which you can learn more about here.

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How To Choose The Best Angel Investor For Your Startup

[fa icon="calendar'] 18/01/2017 10:30:00 AM / by Emlyn Scott posted in Startup, Investor, Venture Capital, Angel Investors, Equity

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Your startup’s future hinges upon your ability to secure two key ingredients for success: money and great people. Angel investors are among the best resources for these, however, angel investors vary widely in their expertise and abilities. Below is a look at the top qualities to seek in an angel and some key traits to avoid as you meet potential investors.

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6 Angel Investor Blogs You Should Be Reading

[fa icon="calendar'] 02/11/2016 10:45:00 AM / by CapitalPitch posted in Investor, Venture Capital, Angel Investors, Fundraising, Raise Capital, Equity, Investment, Podcast, Finance

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As an entrepreneur looking for startup capital and advice, it's a good idea to stay connected to as many experts as possible. One way to ensure you have a good handle on all of the venture capital opportunities available to you is to keep up-to-date with angel investor culture. Reading angel investor blogs is a great way to do this, while also gaining valuable new business insights that can help your startup succeed.

These six savvy angel investors have their finger on the pulse of venture capital, and the engaging blogs to prove it:

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Who are the best angel investors in Australia?

[fa icon="calendar'] 26/09/2016 11:00:23 PM / by Emlyn Scott posted in Investor, Angel Investors

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Being an investor, advisor and founder of several companies I can say that having smart, motivated, connected and culturally aligned investors is such an incredible benefit to a startup.

The right investors can make all the difference. The doors they can open and the credibility they can give founders cannot be understated. I’ve seen startups that have no track record or traction meet and negotiate huge deals with some of the biggest companies in the world because of the assistance of their advisory board.

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Emerging Dangers And Opportunities For Angel Investors

[fa icon="calendar'] 07/09/2016 2:30:00 PM / by Alan Beattie posted in Investor

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Being an Angel is far from Theatrical

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Pre-Seed, Seed and Series A funding round means what exactly?

[fa icon="calendar'] 27/07/2016 4:58:50 PM / by CapitalPitch posted in Startup, Investor, Venture Capital, Valuation, Pitch to Investors, Fundraising, Raise Capital, Equity, Family Office, Investment, Entrepreneur

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When scaling up a high growth business there are a series of potential funding rounds required.

These are rounds that a business may go through to raise capital (money) from investors, which will help them grow and expand.  

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How to value a Startup in under 10 seconds

[fa icon="calendar'] 13/07/2016 4:03:41 PM / by Emlyn Scott posted in Startup, Investor, Valuation, Fundraising, Equity, Finance

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Let’s start with a caveat that I’m not advocating anyone make a startup investment based on a valuation you’d do in only 10 seconds. Not for one second! But you might be able ascertain whether the valuation a startup is pitching you is in the right ballpark that fast.

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