USA ACA trip reports

In May, a “Kiwi Contingent” of about a dozen angels attended the US Angel Capital Association conference in Philadelphia. Five lead investors were awarded an AANZ “scholarship” to support their attendance at the conference. Susan Iorns from AngelHQ, Blake Richardson from Flying Kiwis, George Gong from Ice Angels, Christopher Boyle from MIG Angels and Tina Jennen from Enterprise Angels have all completed reports on the conference. Some of their key insights included; no one ever thinks they changed the management of an angel backed company too soon, company boards must regularly discuss the exit, look for founders who are obsessed with making the business work, the CEO should not lead the exit, there are so many people to learn from at the ACA conference and angel investment is in the best place it’s ever been. You can access all the scholarship recipient’s reports and read more here.

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Ron Weissman’s impressions about NZ angel community

In the following interview with Ron Weissman, conducted at the Asian Business Angels Forum and AANZ Summit 2015, he talks about his impressions of the New Zealand angel investment community.

You can meet a quality network of investors and experts in early-stage company growth, acquisition and exits in person by registering your place at the 9th Annual NZ Angel Summit 2016.

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