Rudolph the Red-faced Investor

With so many competing demands for your time and resources, legal considerations are easy to push down your list of priorities. You’re an entrepreneur and you’re ready to start fundraising to drive the growth of your start-up. Your business model is viable, you’re gaining traction and you’re learning fast. With so many competing demands for…

5 Tips on How Not to Pitch in 2019

There are a multitude of blogs, articles and guides on how best to seek equity investment. While you need to know ‘what to do’ when pitching for start-up capital, it is equally useful to know what not to do.  Here are our top 5 examples – from angel investors themselves – on how to fall spectacularly at…

Alvant: The Market is Ready for High Performing AMC Material

With the increasing prominence of ‘green tech’ goals in environmental, sustainability and governance statements, the design of innovative, energy-efficient products has become ever more crucial. The automotive and aerospace sectors, as well as industrial processes and high-end consumer products, are constantly seeking new ways to increase the performance, fuel efficiency, longevity and recyclability of their…

5 Tips from an Angel Investor

Ralph Hulbert, a long-time member of our angel investment network, has invested in over 90 companies and manages a portfolio worth over £2m.  We sat down with him to find out what advice he has for those new to  angel investing: 1  Assess the CEO and management team The most important characteristics in a CEO…