Founded by Peter and Alan Cowley, the Invested Investor is a start-up that aims to increase the success rate for entpreneurs and angel investors by sharing their insights and stories. In this interview, Alan Cowley interviewed Toby Norman, the CEO of Simprints, a rapidly growing company trying to solve a global medical identity problem using biometric technology.
The Invested Investor - becoming, and working with, an angel or angels who add value to the startup journey with help such as mentoring, governance, connecting, future funding and even friendship. It is the brainchild of Peter Cowley, Chairman of Cambridge Angel, UK Business Angel of the Year 2014/15 and Best Angel of the World by the World Business Angel Investment Forum in February 2017.
Invested Investor is on a mission to improve the journeys of startups by educating angels and entrepreneurs to make fewer mistakes, work better together and produce more successful exits. We want to make angels more comfortable to invest their time and emotion into start-ups, and help entrepreneurs with how they should start to talk to investors and then build an honest relationship with them.
Peter's drive behind this is to generate a greater number of successful businesses for the benefit of the entrepreneurs, the angels and the whole ecosystem.
The project is a not-for-profit social enterprise, hopefully covering its costs over time. The over-arching drive is to educate and to encourage improved transparency and trust.
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Want to hear the inspirational journey of an entrepreneur, investor and VC and who is often referred to as the ‘Godfather of European Accelerators’? Jon Bradford was recently interviewed by the experienced Invested Investor, Peter Cowley.added by Dr Soraya Jones 2 min Read
Want a short cut to becoming a successful entrepreneur or angel investor? A new and groundbreaking book distils decades of experience, both good and bad, into an easy to read guide. Founded by Peter and Alan Cowley, The Invested Investor is designed to increase the success rate for entrepreneurs and early investors by detailing the big do’s and don’ts.added by Dr Soraya Jones 2 min Read
Founded by Peter and Alan Cowley, The Invested Investor is aiming to increase the success rate of start-ups by learning from the experience of entrepreneurs, investors and start-up specialists. They recently interviewed two leading investors: David Gammon, CEO of a successful family investment company called Rockspring and Bridget Connell, the CEO of Thinking Partnerships who is also a serial and dedicated angel investor and mentor.3 min Read
Founded by Peter and Alan Cowley, The Invested Investor is aiming to increase the success rate of start-ups by learning from the experience of entrepreneurs, investors and start-up specialists. In this podcast, Peter Cowley interviewed two dynamic entrepreneurs, William Makant and Yusuf Muhammad, who founded Plumis in 2008 to develop Automist, an innovative sprinkler system. A decade later Plumis has a £2 million turnover and Automist is installed in over 5,000 homes2 min Read