Cambridge Angels: Mastering Business Basics with Simon Thorpe and Phil O’Donovan

**Title: Interview with Cambridge Angels – Insights on Pitching and Investing in Startups**

Welcome to our latest episode of the Idea Space Podcast! In this episode, we sit down with Simon Thorpe and Phil O’Donovan from Cambridge Angels to discuss what they do, the qualities of a good investment, and why Cambridge is an ideal location for starting a business. With Simon’s extensive experience as an angel investor in technology-focused companies and Phil’s background as the founder of Cambridge Silicon Radio, they bring a wealth of knowledge to this conversation.

During this Business Basics episode, we dive into topics such as finding the right investors, tips for pitching and presenting, and common mistakes made by early-stage startups when raising funds. Simon, who is currently the Chair of Cambridge Angels, shares his insights from his 25-year city career and 12 years of angel investing experience. Meanwhile, Phil’s expertise as an engineer and angel investor in technology startups offers valuable perspectives on commercializing intellectual property.

If you’re interested in startups, entrepreneurship, or seeking investment for your venture, this episode is a must-listen. Gain valuable insights into perfecting your pitch, avoiding pitfalls, and understanding the intricacies of the investment landscape.

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We recently spoke to Cambridge Angels, Simon Thorpe and Phil O’Donovan about what they do, what makes a good investment and why Cambridge is a great place to start a business.

Simon, chair of Cambridge Angels, has invested in over fifty companies, mainly tech focused and in the UK. Phil founded Cambridge Silicon Radio and joined Cambridge Angels after the company was acquired by Qualcomm.

Both bring a wealth of experience to this week’s podcast – the first in our Business Basics series. So take a listen to get some great insights into what makes a pitch great, what to avoid and the one thing you need to remember when preparing.

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