This article is by Sam Simpson, COO, FounderCatalyst

Finding your feet in angel investing isn’t easy – you need to work out where to find potential investees, how to do due diligence, understand the complex tax regimes and find out for yourself what ‘market standard’ is for angels.

I came to angel investing three years ago, following a long career in large-scale IT project management (including the dramatic collapse into administration of the company I’d worked for for 13 years), and more recently, as an entrepreneur and founder of one of the UK’s fastest growing tech companies.

I exited this business in 2017 and made my first angel investment in March 2018. I was lucky enough to be introduced to some very seasoned angels who helped me ‘learn the ropes’. Since then I have invested in 20 companies and made three follow on investments.

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