Venture Capital

Learning more about Angel Investing

Buddy Bounce

By Natasha Crank, Thomson Reuters

Back in October, I was lucky enough to attend a very inspiring event hosted by Angel Academe. Thomson Reuters supplied the use of our London Mark Square location for the event, so it couldn’t have been easier to attend if you’re based in this office. It was great to see such a high number of external guests in attendance.

Angel Academe is a community of professional women with extensive business experience who want to support tech entrepreneurs – as mentors, non-execs and angel investors.  I didn’t quite know what to expect from the evening, but I came away with a much better understanding of what is meant by angel investing, and a curiosity to learn more about tech start ups. The event was opened by Jeanine Long Head of MIS Operations – Corporate Systems, who provided an overview of Thomson Reuters, and welcomed Angel Academe. Sarah Turner, founder of Angel Academe then discussed the importance of Tech London Advocates as a voice for the community and how & why we need to bring more women into London’s tech ecosystem, particularly as angel investors. (more…)

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