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Axe of Billions Explains His Investment Criteria


This week in Sky TV’s Billions, Axe explained to his wife why she wasn’t ready to launch her small business. It would hit a nerve for anybody who has tried and failed to get angel investment, venture capital or crowdfunding.

“What is it that you do that you’re the best in the world at? You offer […]

By |March 23rd, 2017|Entrepreneurs|0 Comments

The Number One Factor In StartUp Failures

The website Quora recently asked a number of angel investors and venture capitalists why startups fail. Poor product? Competition? Lack of capital? The answer may surprise you.

First up was Jason M Lemkin, Managing Director of Founder-VC, Co-founder/CEO at EchoSign. He named the Team as the most common reason for failure. People who are great as […]

By |December 7th, 2015|Entrepreneurs, Start Ups|0 Comments

5 Things They Don’t Tell you About Becoming an Entrepreneur

Being an entrepreneur isn’t an easy ride and whatever people have told you about starting your own business – they’re sure to have missed something out. If you want to be successful within business you have to take the rough with the smooth and know where to place your valuable, but limited, resources. To do […]

By |July 14th, 2015|Entrepreneurs|0 Comments

Give Your New Business The Best Chance Of Success

Knowledge is power! There is significant research into where startups (and acquisitions and new products) go wrong.  An article by the American entrepreneur and investor Wade Myers usefully sums up the major problems we face in trying to achieve success.

Here’s a summary. We make decisions emotionally. We resist deep thinking or analysis. We’re too optimistic. […]

By |July 9th, 2015|Entrepreneurs|0 Comments

Why Startups Fail

Here’s an infographic from showing why only 1 in 12 startups succeed. The illustration is based on data from 3,200 companies analysed by The Startup Genome project.

by ernestoolivares.

By |June 24th, 2015|Entrepreneurs|0 Comments

February Meeting of Angels 5K

At the first meeting of Angels 5K in 2015, five companies made presentations. Two companies provided updates on investments. The meeting took place on 10 February on the Harwell Oxford campus.

By |February 16th, 2015|Meeting, News|0 Comments

Michael Howson-Green

We are sad to report that one of our founding Angels Michael Howson-Green has died. Michael became an Angel at the very birth of our group and worked closely with Ken Ball in setting it up.

He was a partner with the accountants Burnett Swayne and subsequently ran his own firm. He had directorships […]

By |February 4th, 2015|News|0 Comments

A Capital Organisation

There was some debate about whether the name of our organisation should be written as Angels 5k or Angels 5K. After some research, we plumped for the latter. The reason was that a small ‘k’ is indicative of a metric unit such as a kilogram (kg) or a kilometre as in speed limit of 120k. […]

By |February 3rd, 2015|News|0 Comments

Angels 5K February Meeting

The next meeting of Angels 5K will be on Wednesday 10th February 2015. It will be held at Harwell Oxford Campus. There are due to be five presentations at the meeting, which is only open to members and invited guests.

By |February 3rd, 2015|News|0 Comments

Angels 5K November Meeting

At the latest meeting of Angels 5K, held on 25th November 2014 at  The Grosvenor Hotel in Stockbridge, members received presentations from five companies.


By |November 27th, 2014|News|0 Comments