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Report: UK Business Angels Association Winter Conference


Report: UK Business Angels Association Winter ConferencePosted on Jan 29, 2013 by Kenny Mumford  | 0 CommentsBy Kenny MumfordOn 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. Two interesting themes in particular emerged from the...
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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 StandingPosted on Aug 09, 2012 by Catriona Brown  | 0 CommentsBy Catriona BrownIt 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 investors. 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 such deals; and, thirdly, the relevant...
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