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Understanding SEIS/EIS for Angel Investors in the UK: A Comprehensive Guide

In the UK there are a number of schemes and initiatives to incentivise angel investors to invest their capital into startups. One of these schemes is the Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme (SEIS) and Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS). These government-backed initiatives offer attractive tax incentives to investors, encouraging them to provide vital funding to startups and…


Avoiding Angel Investing Pitfalls: 5 Lessons from a Failed Investment

Angel investing can be an exciting journey, but it’s not without its pitfalls. Recently, I made an angel investment in a direct-to-consumer wine subscription startup. Unfortunately, just one week later, I received an email announcing the company’s impending closure if they couldn’t secure additional funding. This company has now failed and the founders have not…


Understanding Funding Options for Startups: Angel Investment, Venture Capital, Accelerators, and Debt

Starting a business is an exciting journey filled with potential and promise. However, one of the most critical aspects of launching and scaling your startup is securing the necessary funding. There are various avenues for raising capital as a founder, each with its unique benefits and challenges. In this article, we will explore the differences…


Your AIS due diligence cheatsheet for evaluating early-stage startups

Angel investing can be a rewarding way to support innovative startups while potentially reaping substantial financial rewards. However, investing in early-stage companies comes with its own set of risks. To help you make informed investment decisions, it’s essential to perform due diligence and ask the right questions. In this article, the AIS team will provide…

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How to become a certified angel investor in the UK

You have done all your prep work and due diligence, found a startup you like and you are ready to invest so what happens now? Is it as easy as just sending the startup your money and you are done? Before officially becoming an angel investor and being ready to invest you have to make…


Where to find startups that need angel investment?

One of the most common questions we get at the Angel Investing School is: “Where can I find great entrepreneurs to invest in?” Generating qualitative deal flow as a beginner angel investor in the UK can be daunting at first but building qualitative deal flow is the most important component if you want to become…