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Position

Director

Index

Wealth & Investing

Business Angels

Location

London, United Kingdom

Advice type

Fintech thought

Investment

Asset class

Real estate

Client types

Entrepreneurs

Sector focus

Financial Services

Investments and Asset Management

Fintech

Profile

Xavier Ballester

Description

Fifteen years into life at Angel Investment Network, Xavier Ballester says that the era of approaching ‘grey-suited men’ in ‘oak-panelled rooms’ in the hope that they would ‘bestow you some cash’ is finally over. The network’s database of nearly a million users worldwide has helped democratise early-stage investment. Ballester says that ‘ideas are now ten-a-penny’ – success lies in creating a solution to a problem, one other businesses will struggle to execute. The secret? A winning combination of an idea and great people to build and execute it. ‘We all have ideas – I have great ideas all the time,’Ballester says.‘But it’s teams and people that turn great ideas into great businesses.’

Rank: Top Recommended

Top Recommended 2021, Business Angels

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