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Hero of the month - Stephen Pegge

July 2017

The angel industry's favourite banker is our hero of the month. 

 

 

 

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Shout out for Charity - Unicef Building Young Futures

July 2017

Unicef: Building Young Futures 

Emma Sinclair, Unicef UK's first business mentor, gave a rousing speech to encourage us to support young entrepreneurs across the world at the UK Business Angel Awards last week.  

Support Building Young Futures here

10-07-2017 - Modwenna Rees-Mogg - 0 comments
Deal Envy - Beringea exits Third Bridge to private equity

July 2017

Clever, quiet Beringea has achieved another exit.

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Angel Deal of the Month - Push Doctor raises $26.1m from investors

July 2017

Angels via Oxford Capital Partners, have been joined by serious venture capital in the latest funding round for Push Doctor.

10-07-2017 - Modwenna Rees-Mogg - 0 comments
The Secret Investor - life sciences opportunities grow

July 2017

Investment in the life sciences sector is the latest trend to emerge in the angel industry.

The importance of angel investment in the life sciences sector is becoming very apparent.  The opportunity is large which explains why everyone from respected names like Deepbridge Capital to newcomers like Capital Cell are now focussing on bringing life sciences opportunities to the angel market.  We are also seeing interesting companies emerging from other sources such as medical charities like RAFT.

09-07-2017 - William Rees-Mogg - 0 comments
Angels through the ages - Harry Gordon Selfridge

July 2017

Selfridge started work at the age of 10, delivering newspapers. He had a genuine entrepreneurial spirit, starting his first business at the age of 12.

13-06-2017 - Modwenna Rees-Mogg - 0 comments
Shout out for charity - Foundation for Peace

June 2017

So much has happened in the last two months that it is hard to absorb it all, but the recent acts of terrorism in the UK mean we must give a Shout Out this month to the Foundation for Peace.

13-06-2017 - William Rees-Mogg - 0 comments
Angels who changed the world - Ian McGlinn

June 2017

Ian McGlinn wasn’t your typical angel, he didn’t have large sums of money to invest or any experience of investing more generally.

13-06-2017 - Modwenna Rees-Mogg - 0 comments
The Secret Investor - film investing: is it time to reconsider?

June 2017

The Icebreak film tax break scandal and its peers have left film as an investment opportunity sullied in the minds of many investors, but there are independent opportunities investors could consider. 

 

 

 

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Hero of the month - Lord Howard Flight

June 2017

One of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries' heros of our industry, Howard Flight deserves acknowledgement. 

 

 

13-06-2017 - Modwenna Rees-Mogg - 0 comments
Deal Envy - Octopus backed Eve achieves an IPO

June 2017

IPOS are much rarer than you think as a route to exit so the news last month that Octopus Ventures had successfully listed Eve Beds on the AIM market is a cause for celebration. 

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Angel Deal of the Month - Kymira

June 2017

Although it will not have been the largest angel investment round in May, the funding for Kymira (just over £120k) deserves to be put in the spotlight because it has been made by a relatively new angel group, Henley Business Angels. 

09-05-2017 - Modwenna Rees-Mogg - 0 comments
Deal Envy - Astia Angels sell Ceil Medical

May 2017

Achieving an exit in less than two years is no mean feat in the angel community. This is Astia Angels latest achievement. 

09-05-2017 - Modwenna Rees-Mogg - 0 comments
Angel Deal of the Month

May 2017

The announcement that Monzo raised money from 6,500 investors on Crowdcube may not strictly be an angel deal, but as a record-breaking funding round deserves profiling. 

09-05-2017 - Modwenna Rees-Mogg - 0 comments
Hero of the Month - David Grahame from Linc Scotland

May 2017

Another David this month, but based in Scotland this time!

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The Secret Investor

May 2017

Despite problem with the FDA the practical success of Exroid's Technology in dealing with haemorhhoids has created a £1m turnover medical technology business which is determined to succeed. 

08-05-2017 - William Rees-Mogg - 0 comments
Angels Who Changed the World - Darius the Great

May 2017

Darius built the largest Empire the world had yet seen, stretching from India to Eastern Europe, and containing c. 45% of the world’s population. He built a bridge of boats across the Danube, crushed 19 separate rebellions in one year and launched the invasion fleet which was defeated at Marathon by 9,000 Athenians. His claim to be an Angel Investor, however, lies in the fact that he built the Persian Royal Road, at that time the largest infrastructure project attempted outside Egypt.

08-05-2017 - Modwenna Rees-Mogg - 0 comments
Shout out for Charity - Heropreneurs

May 2017

The charity for this month that deserves highlighting is Heropreneurs which is creating the pride of business from the UK Armed Forces. www.heropreneurs.co.uk.

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Angels through the ages - Mike Markulla

April 2017

Mike made millions at Intel and retired at the age of 32.

02-04-2017 - Modwenna Rees-Mogg - 0 comments
Shout out for Charity - Ride the Night for Breast Cancer

April 2017

Lots of angels I know are keen cyclists and I am sure everyone recognises the need to support cancer charities. Therefore this month's Charity Shout Out is for The Sturgeon Ventures Chicks ride the night for breast cancer.  

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Angel Deal of the Month - Brickvest

April 2017

Brickvest has closed its second round of funding raising £2m from 41 angels as well as from its management team. 

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Deal Envy - Beringea sells a majority stake in long term investment SPC international

April 2017

Patient capital is the name of the game in our world.  For some the patient capital is reserved for the most sick investments in a portfolio, but for the lucky few it bears another purpose.  Creating the time to allow the investment to build until a really excellent return can be had. 

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Hero of the Month - David Cummings

April 2017

It is hard to find a more good natured angel/venture capitalist than David Cummings of Draper Esprit. 

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The Secret Investor

April 2017

Air quality is one of the biggest issues of the 1st world.  Mostly we hear about the issue in the context of particulants in the air in major cities - often exacerbated by particulates from diesel engines, but I bet most people do not realise that there can be some pretty nasty stuff circulating inside the cabin when you take a flight. 

05-03-2017 - William Rees-Mogg - 0 comments
Angels through the ages - John D Rockerfeller

March 2017

Rockerfeller is estimated to have been worth $336bn (adjusting for inflation) on his death at the age of 97 in 1937.

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Shout out for Charity

March 2017

A Third of Clients in Debt Contemplate or Attempt Suicide - that's why Crosslight Advice is so important.

05-03-2017 - Modwenna Rees-Mogg - 0 comments
Angel Deal of the Month - Qualification Check

March 2017

I was spoilt for choice in terms of angel fundraisings this month. Deals from Startup Funding Club, Angel Investor Network, Oxford  Capital, London Business Angels, Archangels and many more can be found in the NEWS section of the website.  I have elected to profile a deal from the Chelverton Investor Club which is based in Bath, close to AngelNews HQ down here in Somerset. Qualification Check offers a global qualification verification platform to help employers validate qualifications of potential employees. 

05-03-2017 - Modwenna Rees-Mogg - 0 comments
Deal Envy - Mattioli Woods buys a 49% stake in Amati

March 2017

Normally Deal Envy profiles an exit achieved by investors, but this month a strategic investment in Amati Global Investors by Mattioli Woods caught my attention.

05-03-2017 - Modwenna Rees-Mogg - 0 comments
Hero of the Month - Mark Payton from Mercia Technologies

March 2017

Hero of the Month - Mark Payton from Mercia Technologies

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The Secret Investor

March 2017

One finds interesting deals in all sorts of places, but it is nice to find one that tickled my interest close to home recently. Veteran financial media entrepreneur Gavid Oldham is raising funding for Share Radio.

05-02-2017 - William Rees-Mogg - 0 comments
Angels through the ages - John Aislabie, James Craggs the Elder, James Craggs the Younger, Lord Stanhope, Lord Sunderland.

February 2017

This month’s collection are an example of Angels gone bad. They are linked by two things, their investment in the South Sea Trading Company between 1711 and 1720, and their prominence in the English Government and Civil service during the same period

05-02-2017 - Modwenna Rees-Mogg - 0 comments
Angel Deal of the Month - Jupiter Diagnostics

February 2017

Another deal from the London Business Angels stable deserves attention this month.  Jupiter Diagnostics has raised £1.6m from a syndicate including Angels In Med City. Jupiter's reader enables anyone to perform quick, affordable blood tests.

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Deal Envy - Oxford Capital realises investment in Allinea

February 2017

The sale of Allinea is symbolic in that it has been sold to another major UK success story, ARM.

05-02-2017 - Modwenna Rees-Mogg - 0 comments
The Secret Investor

February 2017

Those of you who are information junkies about venture investment will be aware of Global Corporate Venturing an angel backed company which has come to dominate news and views on the world corporate venturing market.  Our ears pricked up when we heard that one of the original members of the team is now striking out with his own venture, Novum Insights. 

05-02-2017 - Modwenna Rees-Mogg - 0 comments
Hero of the Month

February 2017 

Hero of the Month, Mark Boggett from Seraphim Capital

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* NEW *  Shout out for Charity

February 2017

This is something we should have done ages ago - giving a shout out for charities which need the financial support of our readers.  From now on each month we will profile a charity that we think deserves your attention.  Our thanks go to James Winterkorn at SOS Children's Villages for pushing for a meeting with us and asking for our help to spread the word about the work the charity he works for.  

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It's the presentation, stupid!

January 2017

Dr Arthur Krebbers asks to what extent investors can really be influeneced by a slick presentation when making investment decisions.

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SyndicateRoom - Review of The Year 2016

January 2017 

Tom Britton, Co-founder of SyndicateRoom looks back over 2016 as a year of radical change, politically, economically and socially. 

08-01-2017 - Modwenna Rees-Mogg - 0 comments
The Secret Investor

January 2017

A better way to fget cheaper bespoke travel - this month the Secret Investor discusses Destia. 

08-01-2017 - Modwenna Rees-Mogg - 0 comments
Hero of the month

January 2017

It's time we started giving more attention to really important people in our industry; those who have made a significant change for the better to how our industry works. Each month we will feature someone who deserves an accolade for their efforts.  We will feature people who have made a seismic difference because of their efforts. As well as investors we will feature advisers and others who have caught our attention not just occasionally but in a sustained and sustainable way. 

07-01-2017 - William Rees-Mogg - 0 comments
Angels who changed the world - John and Horace Dodge (1864-1920, 1868-1920)

January 2017

John and Horace were prominent industrialists and entrepreneurs in Detroit in the 19th and 20th Centuries.

07-01-2017 - Modwenna Rees-Mogg - 0 comments
Angel Deal of the Month - Eagle Genomics

January 2017

It's good to see that serious tech remains loved by angels!

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Deal Envy - Acquisition of Oval Medical for Syndicate Room investors

January 2017

Although I suspect deals such as Maven's 9x and 5x returns from the sale of Regent Pacific and Nenplas might have given a greater return to investors, the news that Syndicate Room investors have achieved their first exit is notable.

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* NEW * The Secret Investor

December 2016

Welome to a new regular feature of the AngelNewsletter - each month our Secret Investor will showcase one or two companies that have hit his inbox as they are currently looking for angel finance.

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Angels who changed the world - Thomas Goldney II (1664-1731)

December 2016

Thomas’ name is not well known, but his money lies at the route of two ventures, one of huge cultural importance and one of huge economic significance. Thomas made his money initially from investing in land and lucrative government posts in Bristol.

11-12-2016 - Modwenna Rees-Mogg - 0 comments
Deal Envy - Go Outdoors

December 2016

A 40x return!  This definitely means that YFM Equity Partners' sale of Go Outdoors wins the right to be featured in Deal Envy this month. 

11-12-2016 - Modwenna Rees-Mogg - 0 comments
Angel Deal of the Month - Agency Core

December 2016

Evidence that angel investment activity is alive and well north of the Border is symbolised by the recent investment by Par Equity in Agency Core.

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Capital Preservation - A Definition

December 2016

The term 'capital preservation' is often banded around within tax-efficient investment circles but often with differing meanings. This can therefore often lead to confusion for advisers and investors alike.

As far as I am concerned there are effectively three ways in which the term capital preservation can be interpreted, or has been misappropriated, and I believe it is important that financial advisers and investors understand which of these is being used when considering such propositions.

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Not all Private Investors are Angels

December 2016

By Charles Owen, Founder and Director at CoInvestor

Entrepreneurs raising funds via SEIS and EIS are, on the whole, treading a well-worn path as they widen their circle of contacts in search of investment. Invariably they start by talking to friends and family; investors who are prepared to take a view on backing someone they know well and who might not look so closely at the underlying proposition. Once this route is exhausted our budding entrepreneur starts to seek out other private investors not previously known to them and then finally, dependent on how much is being raised or the stage of their business, will look to find an institutional investor.

06-11-2016 - William Rees-Mogg - 0 comments
Angels who changed the world - John of Gaunt (1340-1399)

November 2016

John, the second son of Edward III, got his cash in a distinctly unconventional manner, through state sponsored pillaging and blackmail. 

06-11-2016 - Modwenna Rees-Mogg - 0 comments
Angel Deal of the Month - BrainTrain2020

November 2016

As someone who appreciates her sleep, my ears always prick up when I hear about anything to do with sleep....

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Deal Envy - Human Race

Noember 2016

Better health is the flavour of the month.  The profitable exit for investors in Calculus funds from the sale of Human Race is another example of this trend. 

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Are angel investors losing their appetite for risk?

November 2016

Charles Owen, Founder and Director at CoInvestor, asks whether angel investors are becoming more risk averse.

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ConnectTVT: 50 Game Changers putting Thames Valley back on the tech and digital cluster map

November 2016

Louize Clarke from ConnectTVT names 50 Game Changers: Companies and individuals who are putting Thames Valley back on the tech and digital cluster map.

For the full list click here

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Separating the Global Doers from the Global Dreamers

November 2016

Dr. Arthur Krebbers is a Finance Researcher, Angel Investor and Investment Banker. He is passionate about leveraging academic insights to boost the performance of private firms and investors. In the first of his regular contributions to AngelNews, he looks at how you can identify startups most likely to successfully expand internationally. @arthurkrebbers

02-10-2016 - William Rees-Mogg - 0 comments
Angels who changed the world - Augustus Caesar (63BD-14AD)

October 2016

Who would have thought that an early angel investor was a Caesar in Ancient Rome.  This month we tell you something about Augustus Caesar!

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Angel Deal of the Month - Our Crowd

October 2016

When angels back a crowdfunding platform they do it big.  Last month Crowdcube raised £8m with the help of angels and VCs,  but this has been trumped by the US$72m raised by OurCrowd which started out in Israel but is now on a mission to dominate the world!

02-10-2016 - Modwenna Rees-Mogg - 0 comments
Deal Envy - Millbrook

October 2016

The news that Rutland Partners exited from Millbrook Group to Spectris PLC for £122m giving a 6x return to the private investors who invested in its Rutland Fund II is another example of how investing in private companies can turn a small fortune into a large one if you know what you are doing.

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Opening the EIS season

October 2016

Katherine Wilson and Charles Owen from CoInvestor consider why co-investment in EIS is good for investors and fund managers alike.

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Investing in Life Sciences: The importance of sector experience

October 2016

Dr Savvas Neophytou, Partner and Head of Life Sciences at Deepbridge, highlights why there is no substitute for deep sector expertise when investing in life sciences.

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Angels who changed the world - Sherman Fairchild (1896-1971)

September 2016

Sherman Fairchild was one of the largest shareholders of IBM stock. His father had gone into partnership with Tom Watson in setting up IBM, and since Tom Watson’s family consisted of three or four children and Sherman Fairchild was the only heir in his family, he owned a lot of stock. He inherited his fortune in 1924 when he was 28 years old.

04-09-2016 - Modwenna - 0 comments
Angel Deal of the Month - Ancon

September 2016

Improving defence through sniffing out one molecule

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Are Investment Product Labels Misleading?

September 2016

In a new regular column from CoInvestor, Katherine Wilson asks "Are Investment Product Labels Misleading?"

To say the Financial community love labels in an understatement. There are acronyms for acronyms and investments, based on these acronyms, are sorted into even more acronyms to assess suitability for groups of investors, themselves classified by acronyms. As an industry we have enough cyphers to fill a periodic table.......

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Expert Guest Comment

September 2016

In this month's article, Ian Warwick, Managing Director at Deepbridge Advisers, considers some helpful Tips When Investing in Technology

08-08-2016 - Modwenna Rees-Mogg - 0 comments

August 2016

So much of angel investment is about the here and now and often about the future, but we thought it was time to start remembering the angels in the past who changed the world by backing the most ambitious entrepreneurs of their time.  We have, of course, to start with Ferdinand of Aragon and Isabella of Castille who backed Christopher Columbus, (see below) but over the forthcoming months we will move forwards and backwards across the history of enterprise highlighting angels who contributed to making the world what it is today. 

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Auugust 2016

Cyber security meets blockchain!

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Expert Guest Comment

August 2016

BREXIT: A World of Opportunities

In this month's article, Ian Warwick, Managing Director at Deepbridge Advisers, considers why Brexit means that there has never been a more appropriate time to consider tax-efficient investments.

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Angel Deal of the Month - Altitude Angel

July 2016

The Future, Today!

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July 2016

Why EIS is a year round necessity

In his regular column, Ian Warwick, Managing Director at Deepbridge Advisers, considers why EIS investments should be part of investors' year round investment activity and not just something they think about at the end of the tax year.

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The Twenty Minute VC: Annie Kadavy from Charles River Ventures

Jul y 2016 

Annie Kadavy is a General Partner @ Charles River Ventures. The prestigious VC fund that is now on it’s 16th fund and has backed the likes of Twitter, Yammer and Mailbox just to name a few. At CRV, Annie focuses on all things consumer and has either led or sourced their investments in ClassPass, Cratejoy, Patreon, Laurel & Wolf and DoorDash. Prior to CRV, Annie spent time witChoose Fileh SV Angel and Warby Parker.

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The Twenty Minute VC: David Cohen of Techstars

July 2016 

David Cohen is the founder and managing partner at Techstars, so a few amazing stats on techstars first, they have a total of 762 companies of which 90% are active or have been acquired, having raised more than 2bn in funding. As for David he is a serial entrepreneur having founded Pinpoint Technologies which was acquired by ZOLL Medical Corporation in 1999. David was also the founder and CEO of earFeeder.com, a music service which was sold to SonicSwap.com in 2006.

Click here to hear the interview

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The Twenty Minute VC: Nikhil Basu Trivedi of Shasta Ventures

July 2016

Nikhil Basu Trivedi is an early stage investor with Shasta Ventures, where he focuses on consumer, mobile and SaaS. Prior to joining Shasta, Nikhil was a member of the Insight Venture Partners team in NYC. Before making the move into venture, Nikhil co-founded Artsy in his sophomore year at Princeton University, Artsy now employs over 100 people and has raised over $50m in venture financing. One of Nikhil’s main passions is self driving cars and so today’s show will be centred around the proliferation of autonomous vehicles and what that means for us as a society?

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The Seed & EIS Hour

Welcome back to the 3rd series of the Seed & EIS Hour.  In this issue we feature several interviews from the new series: 

  • Rose Lewis, co-founder & CEO of Collider – an accelerator with a focus on MAD- (Marketing & Advertising) tech
  • Amali de Alwis. Founder and CEO of Code First: Girls. Amali tells us about the challenges facing young women trying to break into a male-dominated space
  • Maria Carolina Romero – Director of Investor Groups – Go Beyond Investing
  • CEO Spotlight with Tom Britton, co-founder and CTO at Syndicate Room
  • Or you can choose to listen to the full programme broadcast on May 31st

 

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The Twenty Minute VC: Sam Lessin, Slow Ventures

Harry Stebbings, Founder and Host of TheTwentyMinuteVC, interviews today's most successful and inspiring venture capitalists.

This episode he speaks to Sam Lessin, a Partner at Slow Ventures.

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The Twenty Minute VC: Jenny Lefcourt, Freestyle

Harry Stebbings, Founder and Host of TheTwentyMinuteVC, interviews today's most successful and inspiring venture capitalists.

This episode he speaks to Jenny Lefcourt, a Partner at Freestsyle.

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Brian O’Malley is a Partner @ Accel Partners, where he spearheads Accel’s work with next-generation marketplaces and consumer-focused companies. He led the firm’s investments in Amino, Gametime, HotelTonight and Luma, as well as disrupt

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  • The Twenty Minute VC: Josh Elman
  • The Seed & EIS Hour - Warwick Hill & Philip Salter

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  • The Twenty Minute VC: Hiten Shah
  • The Seed & EIS Hour - Emma Jones & Paola Cuneo
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  • The Twenty Minute VC: Ellie Wheeler
  • The Seed & EIS Hour - StartUp 2016
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  • The Twenty Minute VC: David Tisch
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Philip Lawlor, chief investment strategist at Smith & Williamson, the accountancy, investment management and tax group, explores equities and alternative asset classes.

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Roles Wanted within YOUR business!

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The latest updates for Asset Match

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The latest issue of Smith & Williamsons’ newsletter ‘Enterprise’ 

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  • Markets: Liquidity the main worry for the Cats on the Hot Tin roof
  • European politics: they are all up to no good
  • Global economy: the locomotives are not pulling their weight
  • FOMC: raising rates regardless
  • Coming up this week: Q2 GDP better but not convincing
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When it comes to alternative investments, musical instruments, particularly stringed ones, fall into a fascinating niche market. 

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Our latest opportunities for you to get involved with exciting companies

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A comprehensive 'Economic Insights' publication, uniquely covering global market sentiment, politics and macroeconomics.  

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Protecting yourself against unforseen problems:

Lark Insurance has identified that angels are at risk from the most unexpected events

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A world of their own

24-04-2015 - Alastair Winter, Chief Economist at Daniel Stewart - 0 comments

Put not your trust in princes or central bankers (Psalm 146)

24-03-2015 - Alastair Winter, Chief Economist at Daniel Stewart - 0 comments

Central bankers not waving but drowning

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