SmallBizPod #98 – Finding Funding – Angels & VCs

This week’s episode of the ‘Going For Growth’ podcast in partnership with the British Library takes a look at venture capital and angel funding with Daniel Waterhouse of Wellington Partners and Bill Morrow of Angels Den.

By Alex Bellinger
6th January 2011 at 10:14 pm

This week SmallBizPod #98, the small business podcast brought to you in association with the British Library’s Business & Intellectual Property Centre, continues the Going For Growth series with interviews with Bill Morrow, founder of online angel network Angels Den and Daniel Waterhouse of European Venture Capital firm Wellington Partners.

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Show Notes

Summary

Intro:

● Alex on what’s coming up in the podcast and an introduction to the British Library’s Business & IP Centre and how it supports growing businesses exploring funding and finance options.

Features:

● Interviews with Daniel Waterhouse, partner at Wellington Partners one of Europe’s largest venture capital firms and Bill Morrow, founder of online angel network Angels Den. Alex and Daniel talk about which businesses are right for VC funding, how entrepreneurs should prepare themselves for the challenges of running a VC-backed business, which sectors are currently attracting the attention of venture capitalists and examine the state of the VC market. Bill and Alex discuss how to refine your pitch to angel investors, the secrets of appealing to early stage investors, valuations, and how the recession failed to dent angels’ appetites for investments in early stage growth businesses.

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