Ian’s article: Facilitating Tech Transfer from Universities to build Tech Businesses

Article published within EBAN, the European trade association for business angels.

Difficulties in turning intellectual property developed by universities into commercial application is one of the greatest bottlenecks to the creation of world changing businesses, and ultimately growth and prosperity. It is also a unique opportunity for investors. It is critical that we all work towards facilitating transfer of technology


Ian’s talk: Combining the best of Angel Investing and Venture Capital

Ian Sosso speaking at the World Business Angels Forum – Istanbul 19th February 2019

According to the latest EBAN figures, the average investment for an angel investor in a single business in 2017 was EUR 25,000, and EUR 182,000 for an angel network.
At the same time, venture capital investment starts with significantly larger numbers.
Businesses looking to raise $500K to $2M often struggle. It’s the valley of death.

Ian explains how, by leading investment rounds from $500K to $2M, and increasingly leading follow-ons, whilst bringing a global ecosystem of advisors and relationships usually only available at large VCs, an angel investor can combine the best of what angel investors and venture capital can offer.