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Business Plans & Pitching

  • Harvard have put together a nice little tool that walks you through the process of writing an elevator pitch: http://bit.ly/mkDio5
  • Video: Women for Hire CEO Tory Johnson on the steps to writing a business plan for a small business: http://bit.ly/jQhC0K
  • Startup Business Plan – How an Investor will Evaluate your Plan: http://bit.ly/iXTgaL
  • 10 Rules For Writing a Powerful Executive Summary: http://bit.ly/kBAgzq

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Angel Investment Network’s Weekly Funding Roundup

A roundup of some of the recent seed-stage and angel deals from around the world: 

  • NoiseToys, a developer of social media applications that include Hitmaker and Apptitude, has raised $1.2 million in seed funding
  • COLOURlovers (www.colourlovers.com), a startup whose products let you easily express yourself using shapes and colors, has raised $1 million
  • Gigwalk (www.gigwalk.com), who turn the world’s iPhones into an instant mobile workforce, has raised $1.7m in seed funding
  • graFighters, an online fighting game that allows users to create a character by uploading a hand drawn image, closes $200k seed funding
  • Mobile photo-sharing startup TuiTu wins angel funding from Wang Feng – former senior VP of Kingsoft and founder of game maker Linekong
  • SwaddleKeeper, whose Baby Sleep System offers a swaddling blanket system and infant blanket sleeper, has won $135,000 in angel funding
  • Group buying navigation website 1000tuan.com recently won investment of nearly CNY 10 million from well-known angel investor Xu Xiaoping.
  • Trustnode, whose interactive education platform eliminates the complexity of insurance education, has won funding from The Band of Angels
  • Innovatient Solutions raises $1m from the state and investors for its system to improve communications between care providers & patients.
  • Newtopia Inc has received seed funding from the Business Development Bank of Canada, which made the investment through its VC division
  • Mumbai Angels, a group of 120 investors, has invested in MVS Efarm, which provides logistic & consulting services to the agriculture sector
  • Discovery Bay Games has raised $12 million from angel investors to create a new class of iPad accessories
  • Semasio, a Hamburg, Germany-based online advertising technology company, has received €500K seed funding from High-Tech Gruenderfonds
  • Clipta Inc. (www.clipta.com), a Web video search start-up, has secured a $500,000 angel investment
  • Grubwithus, a startup aiming to bring strangers together for meals, has secured $1.6 million in funding
  • musiXmatch, the leading digital lyrics API, has raised $3.7m in Series A funding from leading investor Francesco Micheli Associati
  • Nevolution (www.nevolution.com), the developer of an app store for Windows mobile device users, has raised $450,000 in angel funding
  • Energy management and storage startup VCharge has won $150,000 in seed-stage funding from the Slater Technology Fund, an early-stage fund

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VCs invest 20% more funds into fewer deals

Investments are up while deals are down, according to a report from Dow Jones VentureSource, which found that venture capitalists invested $9.8 billion into 967 deals for companies around the world during the first quarter of 2011, representing a 20% increase in investment but a 7% decline in the number of deals from the same period in 2010. By comparison, in Q1 2010, companies around the world received $8.2 billion in venture capital across 1,038 deals.

Image source: DowJones.com

Angel Investment Network’s Weekly Twitter Roundup

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Angel Investment Network’s Weekly Twitter Roundup

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Angel Investment Network’s Weekly Twitter Roundup

Angel Investment News

Business Plans & Pitching

Fund Raising

Marketing & Social Media

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Angel Investment Network’s Weekly Twitter Roundup

Angel Investment News 

  • Google has thrown its considerable weight against a new project aimed to give a helping hand to aspiring UK businesses: http://bit.ly/hrNI6G
  • There’s a new iPhone app, Angel Trivia Daily, which tests your angel investing knowledge with a new question every day: http://bit.ly/h6qIZs
  • The UK Government has detailed plans to help small businesses start up and grow in the UK: http://bit.ly/i5DHcR
  • New 2 million Euro technology investment syndicate established by angel investors in Ireland: http://bit.ly/eWuPbh
  • Connecticut tax credit tweak finds angel wings: http://bit.ly/ic3KU8
  • Availability of seed funding for Irish companies at highest level in 30 years: http://bit.ly/ejQdzr

Business Plans & Pitching

Fund Raising

  • Raising capital from business angels and private investors isn’t as easy as some people think. Here are some tips: http://bit.ly/gWCMU4
  • An introduction to Angel Investors and how to find them: http://bit.ly/hmOOyp
  • There are plenty of options for getting money to start your business. The trick is finding the solution that suits you: http://bit.ly/igw0g
  • Ever heard of Apple, Amazon.com, Facebook, Google & Twitter? They all got early funding from angel investors. http://bit.ly/e6DhnH
  • How to Find the Right Investor for Your Business: http://bit.ly/eNk6vz
  • Obtaining Funding from Business Angels and Private Investors: http://bit.ly/hv9Eez
  • The 6 Biggest Mistakes in Raising Startup Capital. Avoid these traps to increase your chances of securing funding: http://bit.ly/fBfBiK

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