How To Raise Angel Investment

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Apologies to those who’ve been pestering me to publish this, but I’ve been held up producing this post of our last Pivotal Tribes gathering at Google Campus on 22nd September having taken two weeks off in South Africa at the beginning of October.

Anyway, thanks as ever to our main event partners Elance and FreeAgent for supporting the group and enabling these events to be produced and kept free to attend.

Angel investment is an important topic for small business founders, but it can also be quite esoteric and there is still a relative lack of understanding about the industry and what is actually needed in order to successfully raise finance from angel investors. We therefore put together a panel of some of the leading angel investment figures to answer a series of questions from the audience so as to shed some more light on the subject. The panel included Modwenna Rees-Mogg, Founder of leading private investor news service Angel NewsScott Haughton, Co-Founder and COO of EnvestorsBill Morrow, Founder and CEO of Angels Den and Peter Cowley, UKBAA Angel Investor of the Year for 2014/5, who has invested in over 35 startups.

What ensued was a lively, and hopefully enlightening, discussion between the panelists themsleves, as well as between the panelists and the audience members. Thanks again to Owen King for filming the event which can now be viewed here:

I picked up the following interesting tweets from audience members:

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