Angel Investment Network’s Weekly Twitter Roundup

Angel Investment News:  

  • Entrepreneurs can lead Britain out of recession, says Julie Meyer: https://ow.ly/bXbkW . What are your views?
  • Richard Branson’s Tweet Scored An 18-Year-Old’s Startup $1 Million In Funding: https://ow.ly/bXdET 
  • Fred Wilson of venture capital firm Union Square Ventures says mobile, not web, is where the growth is: https://ow.ly/bY728 
  • Connecticut angel investments up sharply since passage of Jobs Bill: https://ow.ly/bXaDs . What else could be done to encourage angels?
  • Q2 2012 sees more venture capital deals according to a report from Preqin: https://ow.ly/c1Lrd 

Business Plans & Pitching:

  • Angel investors talk about the craziest pitches they’ve heard from would-be entrepreneurs: https://ow.ly/bXb2l . Do you have any to add?
  • 10 Tips on Making a Memorable Investor Pitch: https://ow.ly/bXd28 . What’s your top pitching tip?
  • 8 Tips for an Effective Business Plan for Your Start-Up Franchise: https://ow.ly/bY4hE 
  • 3 Questions to Ask When Writing an Elevator Pitch: https://ow.ly/c0vLp 
  • How To Write A Business Plan Yourself For Free: https://ow.ly/c0x8j . What else do you think needs to be included in a business plan?

Fund Raising:

Marketing & Social Media:

Start-Up & Entrepreneurship:

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Angel Investment Network’s Weekly Funding Roundup

Here’s a roundup of some of the recent seed-stage and angel deals from around the world:  

  • VolunteerSpot, whose mission is to efficiently coordinate volunteers in different communities, has secured an investment of $1.5 million
  • Gemmus Pharma, a developer of treatments for the flu, has raised $1.45M in a round of angel funding led by the Life Science Angels
  • Mumbai-based Ekstop, an online shopping store which deals in grocery and daily essentials, has raised funding from angel investors
  • Beijing-based games development agency Yodo1 has closed a $2 million seed round, led by China-based the Chang You Fund
  • Data analytics startup Context Relevant has raised $1.3 million in seed funding from Madrona Venture Group and a handful of tech investors
  • MediaCore, developer of video publishing platform for education and corporate sectors, secures £1m funding from business angels
  • Zao, a platform that helps employers leverage social media tools to quickly find and hire quality staff, has secured $1.3 million in capital
  • Directr, a mobile application that allows users to create short movies without the pains of editing, has raised $1.1 million in seed funding
  • Bloglovin, a startup that has been compared to Tumblr and RSS, has just raised a $1 million Series A funding round
  • GeneAssess, developer of a diagnostic biomarker to detect breast cancer, has received $500,000 in seed funding
  • Start-up molecular diagnostics firm NexDx has brought in $2.1 million Series B funding led by founding investor City Hill Ventures
  • Chennai-based Valgen Infosystem Pvt Ltd, which provides ERP solutions for SMEs and SMBs, has recently raised Rs 2.25 crore in angel funding
  • Youappi, the cross-platform app distribution startup which competes with Fiksu, has secured $1 million in seed funding from angel investors
  • Hector Beverages, that produces natural energy drink Tzinga, has raised Rs.16 crore from Catamaran Venture Fund, Footprint Ventures & angels
  • Bangalore-based startup Ezetap, focusing on the mobile payments market in Asia, has raised angel funding from AngelPrime
  • PlotWatt, which provides smart meter data analysis to help people lower their energy bills, has raised $3 million Series A funding
  • LoungeUp, a startup that provides a platform to enable hotels to jump on the mobile app bandwagon, has raised seed funding
  • MOVE Guides, which is about moving people and families for work internationally (i.e. business relocation), has raised £400,000 seed funding
  • Insulcheck, a digital recorder device that clips onto insulin pens and logs the time that an injection was taken, lands €350,000 in funding

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Infographic – A Visual Look at Funding – Comparing Equity vs Debt Financing

Business loans, angel investors and venture capitalists – in many cases, these three entities are determining the success or failure of small businesses across the country. This graphic from Lendio takes a deep look at each source of capital, uncovers how much money is going where, and identifies common considerations, compromises and benefits of each. In the end, this gives a good visual look at the state of business financing in today’s economy.

Infographic – The Growth of Social Media

Say what you will about the tidal wave that is social media: it’s over-hyped, a fad halfway through its 15 minutes, thatsurely won’t be around in a few years’ time.

But take a look below at the steep curve of the user growth rate in all age ranges and demographics, and the continuing pervasiveness of social networking into every facet of work, play and life in general. It’s hard to argue that social media hasn’t changed forever how we interact and connect online.

Angel Investment Network’s Weekly Twitter Roundup

Angel Investment News:  

Business Plans & Pitching:

  • Read the following points and get the solution to your doubts about How To Write a Business Plan: https://ow.ly/bMVnm
  • 3 Elevator Pitch Tips for Entrepreneurs: https://ow.ly/bPiJX
  • Infographic – How to create killer investor pitch: https://ow.ly/bQuRp
  • Finding a Niche: Make Your Business Plan Stand Out:https://ow.ly/bSJfF. What advice do you have for entrepreneurs’ writing a business plan?
  • 65% of VC Leaders in the US Have a Positive Outlook on State of Industry: https://ow.ly/bUn7p

Fund Raising:

  • How to Get Angel Funding: https://ow.ly/bMcnM. Capital is key to any businesses growth, and we know getting capital can be difficult
  • The 10 Best Sources of Cash to Start Your Business: https://ow.ly/bPhXU
  • Inking the dotted line for early stage ventures: https://ow.ly/bQr1C
  • Understanding Angel Investment: Do’s And Don’ts: https://ow.ly/bSI1s. What advice would you give people approaching angel investors?
  • 7 things I wish we knew before our seed round (from Dileep Thazhmon, co-founder at PowerInbox): https://ow.ly/bUnYh
  • How to Get Financing For a Startup Business: https://ow.ly/bUoDn. What’s your top fund raising tip?

Marketing & Social Media:

Start-Up & Entrepreneurship:

  • Infographic – A Graphic on Success Without College. This graphic that highlights a few notable college dropouts: https://ow.ly/bQXq4
  • Video – David Gilmour, one of the world’s most prolific entrepreneurs, shares his three key secrets of success: https://ow.ly/bSIlo
  • Building and Marketing a Lean Startup: https://ow.ly/bUnyX. What would your number 1 startup tip be for budding entrepreneurs?

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Read anything interesting? Feel free to add links to any articles or resources you’d like to share with the angel community.

Or are you looking to raise funding?  Send me a summary of your project at mike@angelinvestmentnetwork.co.uk and we’ll try to help.