The most successful environment for investing in early stage businesses has been the USA where investor groups, usually referred to as syndicates are widespread.
The principal benefit of investing as part of a group is the the ability to work with like minded individuals who have successful track records:
- Improved assessment of opportunities by a group with varied skills and experiences
- Investing as part of a syndicate enables you to increase the number of investments you make from a given investment amount.
- Spread the effort involved in monitoring and mentoring deals post investment – a key issue in successful investing in early stage business
- Pool contacts to maximise the impact of the group on the investee company.
The Advantage Business Angels unique structure enables you to be a member of a group yet retain the freedom over what deals you invest in. For further information email our Managing Director Neil Mackay.