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Position

Founder

Index

Wealth & Investing

Business Angels

Location

Cambridge, United Kingdom

Advice type

Investment

Client types

Tech-start ups

Start-ups

Sector focus

Financial Services

Investments and Asset Management

Profile

Struan McDougall

Description

Struan McDougall’s private members club-style investment firm provides ‘a qualified deal flow in a specialist market’, enabling investors to ‘collaborate as a group of angels’. Their networking hub, founded by McDougall in 2000, brings together HNWs who want to tap into hi-tech companies with IP. This niche investment landscape is ‘booming, especially with the emergence of crowdfunding,’ he says. He has also noticed co-investment and ‘evergreen’ funds plugging gaps in a fluctuating market. Distinguishing the good punt from the bad is the main challenge. ‘There are so many start-ups looking for funding,’ he says, ‘but very few make it to the commercial stage.’

Rank: Top Recommended

Top Recommended 2021, Business Angels

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