LONDON, June 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
An Engineering Services Company established in 1993 that had won an order from London Underground to re-floor all stations on the Piccadilly Line has successfully raised over £500,000 of business angel investment through an online networking platform called Venture Giant.
Whilst a bank loan was once a sure-fire means to start-up success, post-recession Britain has left many entrepreneurs looking for alternative methods to fund their new ventures and the age-old model of angel investments is bringing vital hope to small businesses and entrepreneurs seeking funds and mentorship to get their ventures off the ground.
Making or breaking a new idea, the angel investment double-approach is quickly becoming the route of choice for thousands of UK entrepreneurs.
One word of warning, though; finding both legitimate and well-matched angel investors for a small business venture isn't easy, as region, industry sector and even investment amounts can make the difference between a roaring success and sudden failure.
"Any angel investor requires both a high net worth status and heaps of business experience in the market they're investing in. Getting this balance incorrect can render the wrong investor useless to a business," says Rishi Anand, CEO of VentureGiant.com - a service that vets investors and provides a safe environment for entrepreneurs to connect with these investors. He continues, "However, the right match can bring entrepreneurs something the traditional bank loan never could; the required cash along with limitless advice and guidance in the new businesses' sector. This fusion of money and mentorship can help any start-up launch, grow and expand their business faster than they could have ever imaged."
As advocates for the angel investment model, VentureGiant.com further lessens the burden on entrepreneurs by only charging their fee after finding each venture a suitable investor. Whilst their methods and processes are secret, Anand and his team are overwhelmed with their success.
"Since 2008 we've received over 25,000 small business registrations, facilitated almost 2000 investment deals and received investor interest from a diverse group of over 2500 UK based investors. This has allowed entrepreneurs to raise over £1.6m of angel investment completely commission-free through our online matching platform," he adds.
The numbers serve as proof that entrepreneurs are responding well to the angel investment model. Recent success stories include the former Commercial Director of Visit London using the platform to raise £150,000 to launch London.com and other small businesses have raised over a total of over £1.6m according to the success stories published on Venture Giant. The online investment network also has high profile investors from the Sundays Times Richlist registered to them, as well as one of the co-founders of Skype. Impressive for a company that was established in only 2010 and started of having no contacts with angel investors themselves. Coming at a time when banks continue to deny applications due to their own misfortunes, experts predict that angel investments could become the single biggest start-up funding source once again.
For more information, visit: http://www.venturegiant.com
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