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Angel Fundamentals: Understanding Equity Deal Terms Introduction

Active angels work with term sheets regularly, but not every investor fully understands the sometimes arcane language in these highly-specialized documents. What are term sheets, what do they signify, and why are they so important? As a member of HBAN (complete our angel registration form here) you will have access to a range of template investor documents including term sheet, syndicate agreement and due diligence check lists.

HOW DATA IS DRIVING BETTER INVESTMENT DECISIONS

Claudine Owens is HBAN Coordinator in NI and Portfolio Manager at Clarendon Fund Managers

Top tips for investors before tying the knot!

The relationship between investor and entrepreneur is like a marriage but one with a planned divorce - here are 20 things to consider before tying the knot!

Oxygen, Aspirin or jewellery: Which Makes a Better Investment?

Entrepreneurs fall in love with their products. It’s no surprise… their product is their idea and as they nurture it, it becomes like a child to them, and who doesn’t love their child!?

Best early stage investing articles from 2019

The annual list of the best early-stage investing articles from the year is here - handpicked by Seraf Co-Founders Hambleton Lord and Christopher Mirabile.

Inclusiveness: An Interesting Way To Improve Angel Results

A buzzword in entrepreneurship and equity investing is “inclusiveness.”  It is gaining traction with Venture Capitalists and angels alike, who see that building the diversity of the investor community and the entrepreneurs they invest in is not only a good societal goal, but it is also a way to build great deal flow, make better investment decisions, and grow returns.

Fine Print: Understanding Key Deal Terms and How They Can Affect Your Returns

It’s exciting news! The CEO of one of your investments tells you that a buyer expressed serious interest in acquiring her company for €30M. Since the company has struggled to find huge growth, you are relieved and do a quick mental “back of the envelope” calculation and you figure you’ve bagged a 5x return in a couple of years. Not too bad for one of your first angel deals!

Can You Help Me With This? Advising On Pitch Decks

“OK. Can you help me make it better?” You have to admit that is a fair question from an entrepreneur who’s deck you’ve just criticized.  So it’s not a bad idea to have an answer ready.   

2020 goal to get that exit? You need to read this

How to Apply the 3 P's to Selecting Angel Investments The first approach we recommend for selecting investable companies is to screen each company by examining the Team, Market Opportunity and Product. That’s a great way to sift through hundreds of companies to find the few diamonds in the rough. But for serious angels with more solid prospects than they can possibly invest in, a second filter is needed. Whether they realize it or not, most investors apply a second level of filter in their screening process. Investors might use different words but they are all doing the same basic analysis. We call this secondary filter the 3 P's. They are easy to remember and understand:

Angel Investing Exits: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

After a year or two down the path of building a diversified portfolio of angel investments, many individual angels are faced with some uncertainty about their path forward. The questions on many experienced angels’ minds are “Will I make a good enough return on my angel investments to justify the risk? Should I continue to invest?”  
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