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Investor Academe

Investor Academe is our practical and interactive workshop for new and aspiring angel investors. Our 6 hour intensive programme (including lunch) covers all the fundamental aspects of investing in startups from deal-sourcing and syndicate formation through to exit. The Workshop is designed and delivered by experienced angel investors and includes tailored advice from expert tax and legal advisors.
Workshop objective:
By the end of this workshop you’ll have the knowledge and network to make “smart” investments as part of an angel syndicate or group.
Who should attend:
This workshop is for High Net Worth individuals who are interested in becoming angel investors as well as angels with some experience who want to fine-tune their investing skills. It’s particularly suited to people who want to:
+ Intelligently diversify their investment portfolio by investing in startups
+ Invest as part of a syndicate to pool their financial resources and expertise
+ Manage risk by taking a portfolio approach and leveraging the tax breaks for angel investors
+ Learn by doing and collaborating with experienced angels
+ Have fun, expand their network and fuel their brains!
About the workshop:
Central to the workshop is a due diligence exercise using a case study based on a real business which the founders have now exited. Nicola Flynt, Co-Founder and CEO of our case study business AnswersAnywhere, will pitch her startup to us and answer our questions. We’ll then group ourselves into syndicates to:
+ Understand the role of an angel investor
+ Discuss the key differences between investing in startups vs later stage businesses
+ Identify the crucial aspects of due diligence for a startup investment to identify the main risks and key areas for investigation
+ Learn to navigate the legal documentation and to undersatnd and assess deal structure
+ Understand how to think about valuation in a startup business and what matters
+ Discuss likely follow-on funding requirement, exit options and what our involvement with the business will be.
To find out more and register, click here
Date and time
17 October 2016
14:00pm - 19:00pm
Venue Address
26 Red Lion Square, London WC1R 4AG