Infographic – Social Media For Business

This infographic shows the power of social media and what social media marketing can do for your business.

What’s been your business’ most successful social media strategy?

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Infographic – 7 Tips For Creating A Great Place To Work

The most important things employees are looking for in a great workplace aren’t big salaries and lots of vacation time; they’re looking for other long-term benefits in the workplace, like flexibility, development opportunities, and recognition for their work.

What do you do to make your workplace better for your employees?  Or if you work at a startup, what changes would you like to see in your office?

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Infographic – The 25 Most Active Corporate VCs

Here is a top 25 ranking of corporate VCs in the U.S. since the start of 2013 to May 30, 2014, based on data from PitchBook. The rise of corporate VCs in the early-stage means that, in addition to tracking traditional venture firms and angel investors, startups must keep a closer eye on the most active corporate VCs for funding opportunities.

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Infographic – The 10 Biggest Productivity Killers At Work

Come on be honest – what’s your biggest timewaster at work?

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US venture capital firms raised raised $8.9 billion in Q1 2014

CNBC’s Julia Boorstin reports venture capital firms had their strongest fundraising Q1 since 2007.

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Infographic – How Startup Funding Works

This infographic shows how startup funding works from angel round to IPO, and how entrepreneurs normally split the pie with investors.

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Calling all UK angels to help with a quick survey

Hi everyone,

We’re helping out with a research study on angel groups in the UK.

The study is being conducted by Tiago Botelho and Prof Colin Mason from the University of Glasgow’s Adam Smith Business School, and should allow us to see how our members see syndication in general and how we can improve our network.

We’d be really grateful if any UK angel investors could take the time to complete the survey (it is completely anonymous and should take around 10 minutes).

Here is the link for the survey, which will be open until the end of June:  https://qtrial2014.az1.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_ehryzeOsCGAS4hT

Also, it would be great if you could share this link with any other UK angels that you know.

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Infographic – The Top 25 Venture Capital Firms Backing U.S. Startups

The rise in venture capital funding in 2013 is proving that the industry still has legs despite hitting a post-recession trough in 2009. Venture capitalists invested $29.4 billion in 3,995 deals in 2013, an increase of 7 percent in dollars and a 4 percent increase in deals over the prior year, according to the PwC/NVCA MoneyTree™ Report.

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Dave McQueen’s 3 Tips for the Perfect Elevator Pitch

Angel investor Dave McQueen give his top 3 tips on how to deliver a perfect elevator pitch.

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Chart – Top 10 Industries Raising the Most Venture Capital

Last year VC firms invested $11 billion in the software sector, according to a report from advisory firm PwC.  Check out this chart to see the other top sectors where venture capitalists were putting their cash.

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