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How To Become A Business Angel: Practical advice for aspiring investors in unquoted companies by Richard Hargreaves

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Chapter 3: Finding Investment Opportunities

Introduction

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.

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