What is a Syndicate and how does it work?

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Do you feel like you reached your professional growth? Do you feel you are no longer moving anywhere? If so, then this is a good time for you to start investing in startups. It is the best way to support the next generation. In addition, the startup world is extremely interesting. You can see new technologies and meet incredibly smart startup founders with a huge motivation and desire to change something. One way how to invest is through a syndicate. It's a great way to invest a smaller amount, so you can afford to invest in more startups and diversify investment risk. If you want to find out more about syndicate and its benefits keep reading.

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The most important things you should know about angel investing

DEPO Ventures, Angel investing

Angel investing is undoubtedly one of the interesting ways to invest but it's not for everyone. To become an angel investor, first, you must have a correctly set "mindset". You need to be ready for the fact that investing in VC is highly risky and you can quickly lose your investment. On the other hand, you can help with your money, time, experience, and contacts, thus reducing the risk of failure of a given startup and you can participate in new technology development and the future. Does it feel like an exciting roller coaster ride? For sure, it is. Read the most important things you need to know about angel investing.

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Research of business angels in the Czech Republic 2020

Depo ventures, Research of business angels in the Czech Republic 2020

Financing from business angels is critical to the success of early-stage startups. Recent estimates suggest that Czech Republic has been below the other countries in Europe in terms of both the number of business angels and amount of the investments. Many details about Czech business angels have escaped public knowledge. To put it simply, there is a lack of knowledge on investment opportunities of Czech business angels.

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Investing in Europe vs the United States

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More than 90% of European early-stage investments came from angel investors’ capital in 2019. The size of the angel investment market is more than EUR 10 billion in Europe and more than USD 26 billion in the US and Canada.

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Czech institutions should support Investor's education more. There is a huge potential

Petr Sima

While in the Baltics it is quite obvious that the local investment environment is supported by the Chamber of Commerce and other important institutions, in the Czech Republic we can only dream about it. Why should not only our Chamber of Commerce, but also various unions or associations of small and medium-sized enterprises actively participate in the startup business?

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