The Times talks to Angel Academe’s Bridget Connell

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Angel Academe

09 April 2018

Bridget Connell started investing after a corporate career including stints at logistics giant DHL and mobile phone operator Telefonica. She sits on the advisory board of the Angel Academe syndicate and works as a mentor and executive coach.

Connell, 55, has backed Abundance Investment, an online platform that lets people lend money to environmental projects, and shop-queuing app Qudini, which has raised £2.4m.

Be yourself
My background is not in finance, I’m not from a venture capital business and I’m not an entrepreneur with a lucrative exit. I don’t have to be any of those to be a successful investor. I invest in people and their leadership qualities.

People person
With very early stage businesses, there’s often not a lot [of evidence] to go on to… Read more at The Times

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