Fine tune your angel investing skills with Investor Academe

Investor Academe is our practical and interactive workshop for new angel investors based on research with Angel Academe members and our experience running the first of these workshops earlier this year. We know that you want to invest as part of a group or syndicate and that you are interested in building an investment portfolio, but you have told us you want to fine tune your understanding and skills. By the end of this workshop you will have the tools, confidence and network to make a “smart” investment as part of an angel syndicate.

What previous participants said:

“The workshop made me realise nobody is an amazing expert, just brave enough to ask questions”

“The interactivity and style – it was over in a flash. Thoroughly enjoyed it. Great participation. Huge amount of thought & effort”

About the workshop:

Central to the workshop is due diligence exercise using a case study based on a real business which the founders have now exited. We will cover all aspects of due diligence to identify the main risks and any areas for clarification. Once we’ve decided whether or not we’ll invest in the business, agreed the investment terms, valuation and what our involvement with the business will be once the investment has been made (or not), we’ll reveal what really happened. We’ll also discuss returns on this investment versus potential returns from other asset classes such as cash, property or listed shares as well as what the lessons are from this business and other businesses we’ve invested in.

There will also be an opportunity to discuss your objectives for investing and attitude to risk, strategies for meeting your objectives and managing risk, how the tax breaks work to help maximise the upside and minimise the downside of angel investing and your role and responsibilities as an angel investor.

Workshop leaders:

The course will be delivered by Sarah Turner and Ramona Liberoff, both seasoned angel investors from the Angel Academe network. They’ve made over 20 investments between them through various groups and will draw on this varied experience as well as what is seen as industry best practice.

We will also have experts on hand to explain the generous tax breaks that are available to angel investors (the Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme and the Enterprise Investment Scheme) and a commercial lawyer who can explain some of terms used in the investment documentation.

Information and registration here.