Investing in Private Companies for Angel Investors
In this guide we try to demystify the equity raising process & advise investors on how they should correctly approach business angel investment. It also outlines the level of commitment expected of both the investor and the entrepreneur before, during and after any deal is done.
Raising Business Angel Investment for Entrepreneurs
The Guide contains funding tips and information on what an investor is looking for, including the top three criteria used by investors when assessing the attractiveness of a proposition, how to prepare a business plan that will best present the company to potential investors.
Entrepreneur Watch: An Informal Venture Capital
Informal investors play a vital role in the development of new businesses, yet there is relatively little published material relating to informal investors in Ireland. This report from DCU's Ryan Academy outlines the extent of informal venture capital investment activity in Ireland.
Guide to finding an Angel investment
Nordic Guide to finding an Angel investment (FiBAN) detailing the investment process, how to value a company, tips on pitching to investors, what level of DD an investor should carry out & where they should focus their attention, and the typical terms and conditions of investments.
Entrepreneurship in Ireland 2016 - GEM Report
GEM is a global survey consistent throughout the world, facilitating detailed international comparisons on entrepreneurship. Its captures all the different stages - from seeing an opportunity, making the first steps towards starting a business, nurturing a baby business and scaling it up.
Knowledge Transfer Ireland- Model Agreements
These template Model Agreements are available for download and are offered as a starting point for drafting and discussion in the following areas Collaboration, Consultancy, Licencing, IP, Confidential Disclosure, Model Material Transfer and Spin-out Company.
NESTA 2009 – From funding gaps to thin markets
Venture capital has a central part to play in the financing of young, innovation-intensive companies. This report demonstrates that there is a role for government-backed ‘hybrid’ venture capital schemes to help reach those young businesses that have difficulty accessing funds from purely private investors.
NESTA Report 2008 – Shifting Sands
This report highlights the growing dependence by entrepreneurs in the UK on public sources of finance and reveals what is hidden behind the published data relating to the early-stage venture capital market in the UK since 2000. It also outlines successful government interventions.