|Dorset Business Angels Presentation Pitch
||Dorset Business Angels Investors' Dinner
Bringing you some of the best angel investment opportunities both locally and nationally to your door
Key Benefits Include
Access to four Investor Dinners.
Networking with like-minded High-Net-Worth and Sophisticated Investors.
Opportunities to share in funding rounds from previous pitches.
We supply access to investor information via dropbox with member only access. This is managed by our Vice Chair Frank Guinn. Email email@example.com who manages this for our members.
Notification of deal opportunities outside of events that arise via on-line communications.
News and opportunities from UK Business Angels Association with 30+ networks, VCs and crowdfunding partners plus links to our network of financial partners.
We are partners to Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra and have access to specific events, tickets and offers.
A DBA Facebook page. A LinkedIn Group. A Twitter site.
An Investors' Conference with national speakers, every two years, see here.
We are sponsored by Saffery Champness Chartered Accountants tax experts available to advise and Investec Funding and Financial Advisers
Membership is just £30 per annum with no joining fee. Just email Peter Eales who will organise this for you on firstname.lastname@example.org or phone Peter on 01202 706 975. You will also need to self-certify, please read more below on this. If you have any questions Peter can answer these.
Dorset Business Angels is completely engaged with the economic, education and investor communities, both regionally and internationally. We are registered with the UK business angels association (UKBAA), engaged with MP's and council leaders, universities, regional banks, financial institutions, professional bodies, other angel networks, entrepreneurs and business networks. We are firmly established as the angel network for South Central UK.
In this page you can find:-
Benefits of Becoming an Angel Investor
Frank Guinn Vice Chair and experienced angel investor on how the investment process works - see below
Our experienced professional team offer a carefully selected range of high growth companies, all of which receive investment ready training and preparation to aid the investment process prior to our regular company presentation events. We already have a solid reputation for providing access to some of the hottest deals in the UK.
A Minimum of Four Company Presentation Pitch Events per Year
At Dorset Business Angels we hold four Investors' Dinner Company Presentation Events each year identified through our extensive deal flow sources, plus opportunities via our website and other sector specific events. The dates for events can be found here. These events also offer extensive opportunities for networking with DBAngels investors and our network, before and after the pitch session, in prime locations, with wine and canapés.
Dorset Business Angels has already held its first dinner with MP's, council leaders and key local leaders. This will continue in order to share our work with the local business network.
Newsletters and Updates
Our members’ only newsletter provides local investor information, from UKBAA with national and international investor news plus we provide emails updates as appropriate. We have an active Dorset Business Angels LinkedIn Group, and DorsetBizAngels on Twitter where you can also follow us.
Angel Investment comes in many shapes and sizes. Investments from as little as £5K help businesses advancing their growth, enables you to add value in more ways than financial, and is potentially highly tax efficient. And you join an established, respected and successful network of like-minded business people.
You are potentially eligible for tax relief on your investments – win or lose. The Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS) can provide tax benefits, whether your investment succeeds or fails. In summary, if your investment is successful:
- you get an immediate 30% repayment on the amount you invested (50% in certain situations)
- capital gains are taxed at NIL%
- inheritance tax is at NIL% if you invest in your children’s names
If your investment is unsuccessful:
- a further tax deduction of up to 50% of your net investment is available
Key factors which have been shown to influence positive returns are:
- taking a portfolio approach
- investing in what you know
- do due diligence
- follow your investment
Dorset Business Angels, with the support of the UK Business Angels association, is able to provide resources for investors and entrepreneurs, this includes:
- access deal flow, regular exchange between investors and those engaged in the angel finance market
- access to Government(s), key opinion and decision makers
- raising awareness and promoting angel investment
- promoting good practice and establishing industry standards
- as a resource of information, expertise, market intelligence, key trends for both investors, entrepreneurs and their advisers.
Membership payment rate is £30 per calendar year, invoiced/due annually on 1 January each year (irrespective of when in the year you join) with no upfront joining fee. As is required by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) our regulatory body, self-certification is needed to be a member. You can read more about self-certification here. Membership payment is automatically renewed unless you cancel.
Our membership team will invoice you separately.
Frank Guinn Vice Chair and experienced angel investor on how the investment process works
When you come to one of our Dinner pitch events, you will see that businesses pitch by presenting for about 10 minutes, they then answer questions, which you may contribute too if you wish. They leave the room, which gives a chance for investors to discuss their pitch. I usually chair this discussion. I ask if there is any interest? This does not mean, we are asking for definite investment from anyone at this time, merely expressions of interest to take it further. People will usually put up their hands to let me know. You may for example be interested and show an interest. We collect the names of interested potential investors and a person to lead this next stage. In some ways this is too early to call the first steps of due diligence, which technically it is. It can include:
- Reviewing financial, business plans and documents in more detail, if necessary with NDAs
- Agreeing in the investor team allocation of roles, dependent upon experience, time, level of potential investment and other factors - there may be a lead investor chairing the group
- Meeting the directors and perhaps a site visit
- If all is going well, contributing ideas to the team
- Again if all is going well, the investors will then begin to take a view on the level of investment each person wishes to make versus what is on offer
- The offer of investment can then be made to the directors of the company and hopefully a deal is struck with agreed targets, milestones and a business plan
If you have an questions contact me Frank Guinn at email@example.com or if you have a business plan email me.
Register for Membership
Just email Peter Eales who will organise this for you on firstname.lastname@example.org or phone Peter on 01202 706 975. You will also need to self-certify, please read more below on this. If you have any questions Peter can answer these.