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Crowdfunding Comes Of Age

Crowdfunding Comes Of Age Posted on Jul 23, 2013 by Sandy Finlayson  | Last week saw the listing on AIM of Frontier Developments plc , a Cambridge based games developer which was originally established in 1994.  In January this year, the Company was financed through Kickstarter . With a fund raising target of $2 million, (the biggest ever on Kickstarter), they managed to raise a total of £1,578,316 from 25,681 investors.  The interesting point to note is that this is the first UK-based crowdfunded company to come to the stock market. This represents a major milestone for crowdfunding and shows that crowdfunded...
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Teaching Budding Business Angels How To Invest

Catriona Brown Speaking at the UK Business Angel Institute
Teaching Budding Business Angels How To Invest Posted on Jul 22, 2013 by Dr. Julie Nixon  | Tags: UKBAA , business angels , Angel CoFund , UK Business Angel Institute , Angel News  | 0 Comments     Regular readers of this blog may know that the  UK Business Angel Institute  was  launched last month  in association with stalwarts of the early-stage scene, the  UK Business Angels Association (UKBAA)  and  Angel News  to create standards and professionalism in UK business angel investing. Last week, Catriona  and I were fortunate enough to be invited to contribute to the Institute’s first angel training...
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Report: UK Business Angels Association Winter Conference


Report: UK Business Angels Association Winter Conference Posted on Jan 29, 2013 by Kenny Mumford  | 0 Comments By Kenny Mumford On the day that the FTSE 100 reached its highest level since May 2008, I headed down with a couple of colleagues to the London Stock Exchange, where the  UK Business Angels Association Winter Conference  was being hosted.   After  Xavier Rolet, Chief Executive of the London Stock Exchange opened trading on the LSE , there was, as ever, a great deal of invaluable information being shared face-to-face and the venue worked very well for networking between the formal sessions....
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Business Angels Less Willing to Support Startups? Not From Where I'm Standing

Business Angels Less Willing to Support Startups? Not From Where I'm Standing Posted on Aug 09, 2012 by Catriona Brown  | 0 Comments By Catriona Brown It was with much huffing and puffing - and a few muttered expletives - that I made my way through  Ian McConnell’s headline-grabbing note in The Herald on the support given to fledgling firms by wealthy private investor s.  My feelings of mild outrage (and some disbelief) are, firstly, in connection with the somewhat simplistic conclusion drawn; secondly, the increasing amount of time I seem to be spending at my desk these days involved in...
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Report from UK Business Angels Association National Investment Summit


Report from UK Business Angels Association National Investment Summit Posted on Jul 05, 2012 by Sandy Finlayson  | 0 Comments The renamed and rebranded  UK Business Angel Association  held another highly successful National Investment Summit and Awards dinner which I attended in London earlier this week.  Anthony Clarke , who has been the driving force behind the organisation for the past six years, has stepped down from the chair to be replaced by  Sir Nigel Rudd . The national trade association for the promotion of angel investment in the UK is privileged to have such a well respected and high-profile new...
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