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New Investment Readiness Programme Launched for East Anglian businesses

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The Halo Programme, from local angel investment organisation, Anglia Capital Group, aims to support locally based companies at the very start of their business journey to enable them to become ready to pitch for investment.

Delivered by industry experts, this course goes into detail about every aspect needed before approaching angel investors for growth capital.

“Anglia Capital Group have been working in the region since 2015 when we made our first investment into Norwich-based Rainbird AI. Over this time we have seen many companies pitch their businesses to our investor members. There are some fantastic companies located in East Anglia and the start-up ecosystem is bursting with talent, but we do often see that some of these founders need support to enable them to be ready to pitch to investors. There is so much more, beyond the pitch, that founders need to have in place and this is where the Halo Programme comes in. We hope that with the launch of this programme we will see many more East Anglia businesses receive the investment that they need to drive growth for their businesses.” Hannah Smith, Managing Director, Anglia Capital Group.

The programme will be split into a number of workshops and will be delivered over 9 weeks by real investors, practising lawyers, accountants, and professionals. The key topics covered will include:​

· Introduction to angel investment

· Understanding your marketplace

· Financial forecasting and valuing your business

· Shareholder legal documents demystified

· Pitch perfection

· Sector-specific case studies and lessons learned by real entrepreneurs

The final session will see the participants pitch in front of real Angel Investors for practical feedback. At the end of the programme, all participants will receive a completion pack with useful materials and content as well as personalised feedback on their pitch from real Angel Investors. Participants will have access to mentors throughout the duration of the programme.

“We’re really excited to be working with some fantastic delivery partners for The Halo Programme. Our sessions will be delivered by practitioners from Birketts LLP, RSM accountants, Tec Partners and Luminous PR. We will also be supported by the University of East Anglia, University of Suffolk and the British Business Bank. Anglia Capital Group’s angel investor members combine a wealth of knowledge and we’re delighted that we have a team of mentors taken from the group who will be on hand to support participants throughout the course. The showcase pitch will the culmination of the course, giving founders the chance to pitch in front of real angel investors for detailed feedback.” Laura Hood, Programme Co-ordinator, The Halo Programme

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