'Dragon' talks at IfM
Tips on how to get business angels to back new business ventures were given by successful entrepreneur and former BBC 'dragon' Doug Richard on 20th May at IfM.
Doug, co-founder of Cambridge Angels and a string of successful software businesses, talked around the themes of risk and value as it relates to the investment activities of business angels.
Doug's talk also covered the role of alliances in increasing the investability of start-ups, the importance of choosing the right location to start a firm (stressing the importance of proximity to market and customers), the irrelevance of patenting for many start-ups, the challenges of attempting to deal with multiple business angels, and the role of public policy in supporting entrepreneurship.
Doug was speaking at one of the IfM's regular seminars run by the Technology Enterprise Group (TEG). Information on the activities of TEG, including access to audio and video downloads of past seminars, can be found at: www.ifm.eng.cam.ac.uk/ctm/teg.
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