I have just recently had the pleasure of working with Tech North and Angel Academe to provide workshops to angel investors in Manchester and Newcastle with an interest in making tech investments.
We have very recently agreed to be a lead sponsoring partner of the Tech North Angel Network something that we are really excited to be a part of. Tech North are putting on a series of events with the aim to build a strong, open network of tech investors that is easy to access and open to pan-Northern collaboration.
It is hugely important to the growth prospects of the North that we build the capacity of our tech angels. We need our own successful entrepreneurs to invest both their well earned wealth, and their knowledge and experience, in the innovation and industry of our new entrepreneurs. We look forward to being able to help in building this capacity with Tech North over the coming months.
The workshops put on by Angel Academe were excellent, innovative and showed great acting skills (as well, of course, as a substantial understanding and shared experience of investing in tech businesses). I was very pleased to be able to play a part in them.
Well informed investors will make better investment decisions which in turn drive better returns — which then get re-invested in more startups.