|27-May-2014 - just a simple idea between a few individuals that has resulted in this guide to VCs in Europe (and a few angels). The initial huge seed list was all work by Jens Lapinski (@jenslapinski) at Techstars. Philip Wilkinson (@PJWilkinson) made it go viral on Twitter and added more investors. Between us all we might just have a great resource to map the investment world.||Philip @PJWilkinson - Learn proven strategies on how to set up meetings, what to do and say, and how to make your company attractive to investors.|
Note: restored 09/07/16 back a few days as half the Angel names had been changed to "Michael" somehow!
|Angels||Investing their personal money. Obviously there is overlap to VC, many Angels also operate small investment offices.|
|Angel Groups||Affiliations of angels where no investment manager makes an investment decision or manages the portfolio. These groups tend to meet 4-12 times per year. (NEW)|
|Accelerators||A fixed-term, cohort-based program, including mentorship and educational components, that culminates in a public pitch event or demo-day.|
|Company Builders||Also known as Startup Studios, some call themselves Incubator. These organisations build companies in a very hands on way. Some of them also invest in external companies and work with them. They don't just invest or provide office space. (NEW)|
|Crowd Funding||Website or service where one investor controls the investment of many smaller investors.|
|Loans||Providers of loans to startups. Includes platforms where companies can crowd source loans. (NEW)|