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What is dilution?

What it means, its impact on your portfolio and an example of how it works! At the start of the year, we learned about how JP Morgan acquired a startup called Frank for $175m, to learn that due diligence wasn’t carried out properly and are now clearing out a messy public legal battle. Angel investing…

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How do angel investors make money? A real life example after having invested in Citymapper!

This is one of the most common questions we receive at the Angel Investing School; How do angel investors make money? Before jumping into how angel investors make money, we have to remember one thing: angel investing in startups can be risky. The likelihood of a startup being successful is 10% and therefore never forget…

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Why should you become an angel investor? Hear from the AIS community!

A few weeks ago we published an article on What is Angel Investing? However, before becoming an angel investor it is not only essential to know what an angel investor is but WHY you want to angel invest. This is why we reached out to the AIS community and asked them why they invest. Here…

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Angel Investor Breakdown: Ryan Reynolds

Angel investing is a way for people to make money by investing in small businesses that are just starting out. Celebrities like Ryan Reynolds are doing this too! Most celebrities choose not to be a part of the business world and keep their Hollywood career as their main source of income, but some love to…

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What is happening to Valuations and Funding Rounds in 2023?

2021 was a year of astronomical growth and, simultaneously, the beginning of a tragic downfall for many startups. That year saw some of the largest funding rounds and highest valuations in history in the VC world, with Discord raising $500M, Databricks raising $1.6B, and Gorillas raising $1.3B. To illustrate this point, we looked at data…

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The 3 biggest mistakes angel investors make when investing in startups

What does success look like for an angel investor? Is it investing in a unicorn like Uber? Or maybe investing in entrepreneurs from your community. Is it directing more funding to female founders? or maybe successfully raising a VC fund off the back of your track record? To be honest any of the above could…