Finding good opportunities is key to good performance from your portfolio. At any one time, there are many entrepreneurs looking for funding and many angels interested in investment opportunities; the problem is finding each other, which is the challenge this chapter addresses.
Angels find deals in many different ways. Some meet an entrepreneur in a pub and invest in an enthusiastically described venture, some are invited to invest in a venture by a friend or financial adviser, and others have a structured approach and work their contacts or join angel networks or syndicates to access a stream of opportunities. This chapter urges you to take a structured approach.