Rod Drury: How to start a business Part 4

Angel Investing – NZ Herald article

In the 4th part of this series Rod discusses the role of angel investment in early stage ventures.

-two tiers – formalised angel groups/networks who tend to invest together, reducing individual risk. The othe tier are just individuals.

Some of these groups include:

ICE Angels –

bizAngels –

Sparkbox –

Rod sums it up quite nicely – Angel investment is hard. They tend to fund low numbers of companies and the deals to not tend to proceed as planned – more time & money than first thought. Some angel investors may not realise they are one – they are simiply moderately wealthy people and most are first time business investors. Building realtionships are important as angel investing tends to by more emotional than analytical


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