Business Angel Investing by Richard Hargreaves
22 June 2021 | 12pm 1pm
We have another Inspirational Entrepreneur event!
Come and join us at Business Angel Investing on Tuesday 22 June, 12pm to hear from serial investor Richard Hargreaves.
Early stage tech company specialist, Richard Hargreaves will be talking about his investment experience and research as well as sharing insights from his latest book "Business Angel Investing". His book covers everything he knows on the subject, including how to find investments, assess them, structure them, manage them and exit from them.
Richard has nearly 50 years experience investing in young companies and helping them grow. He is an experienced non-executive director and professional business angel with significant understanding of the US market. If you are planning a start-up or looking for angel investment, don’t miss this event!
Richard Hargreaves read engineering at Cambridge and then studied for a PhD in Electrical Materials Science at Imperial College. After a short spell at the then Science Research Council, he joined ICFC (now 3i plc) which was the principal source of long term capital for UK private companies until the late 1980s. After ten years of making investments in unquoted companies, he left to start Baronsmead plc, which he developed over 13 years until its sale in 1995. During this period, Richard was actively involved in the growth of the venture capital industry through the British Private Equity & Venture Capital Association (BVCA), where he became Chairman. At the BVCA, he was involved with their tax lobbying, which saw the birth of the VCT and Baronsmead’s name is still on several of the best performing VCTs.
After its sale, he managed Baronsmead for two years before he started Classic Fund Management Ltd. He sold that company in 2004 and co-founded Endeavour Ventures Ltd, which invests in young technology companies for its client base of high net worth individuals. He retired from Endeavour in 2018 to focus on being a professional business angel investor.