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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Infographic – How to test Landing Pages

Your website’s landing page is one of the most important aspects of online marketing.  A landing page is the first page a visitor sees, and affects the decision of users, whether to go ahead with the purchase or not.  To have a high converting landing page, you should keep testing your page until you find the content, layout and design that give the best results.

 

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Barbara Corcoran’s Angel Investor Checklist

Shark Tank star and angel investor shares the hard-hitting questions she asks entrepreneurs before investing in their business.

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The Top US 10 Cities Of The Year For Private Tech Acquisitions

PrivCo has released its 2014 Private Tech Company M&A Research Report.  The report included a Top 10 Ranking for private tech acquisitions, with Silicon Valley ranking as the #1 metro area with 281 private tech company acquisitions in 2013. Ranked just behind it were New York (Ranked #2) & San Diego (Ranked #3). Interestingly, up-and-coming tech hubs like Chicago, Austin, and Atlanta are challenging traditional leaders like Boston, which fell to the ninth spot on this years report, despite being Ranked #3 in last year’s Top 10 U.S. Cities For Private Tech M&A.

 

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Infographic – How To Succeed In E-Mail Marketing – Go Mobile

Email marketing is here to stay, that much we know for sure. But how is it changing? Mobile may be the single biggest disruptor for email marketing and companies that don’t ensure their campaigns are responsive will lose subscribers.

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Infographic – Does the UK inspire fast-growth businesses?

Creating a fast growth business isn’t easy. It takes an innovative idea backed up by great execution from the right entrepreneurs and the right team. Does the UK inspire this kind of innovation? With 4.9 million private businesses vying for attention, sales and growth in the country, it looks like it does. But what do you think?

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