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Phil Teale

For Angel Investors

How should invest during a recession?

A recession raises difficult questions for an investor. How likely is it, and how should a recession affect your portfolio strategy? In theory, markets grow when the wider UK economy grows and when corporations increase their earnings. In 2022, some analysts have raised concerns about…
Phil Teale
October 25, 2022
For Angel Investors

5 lessons learned from investment losses

Few people enjoy making mistakes, especially those with come with a financial cost such as with investing. Fortunately, errors bring the opportunity to make improvements to your approach in the future. In the long-term, mistakes could put you in a stronger future position compared to…
Phil Teale
October 18, 2022
For Angel Investors

The Mini-Budget and angel investing

What does the recent Mini-Budget mean for early-stage investors? Below, our investment team explores 8 key announcements from the Chancellor and what these may mean for the UK startup landscape in the coming months (in our separate piece, we look more specifically at the falling…
Phil Teale
October 7, 2022
For Angel Investors

What does the weak pound mean for startups?

Following the Chancellor’s Mini-Budget release, the British pound (GBP) fell to a 37-year low of under $1.10. Nervous about how the government will afford the announced tax cuts (and control rising inflation), many investors signalled negative sentiment about the UK’s economic outlook. Whilst much of…
Phil Teale
October 2, 2022
For Angel Investors

What are 10 good cybersecurity practices?

In the USA, there is a 62% year-on-year increase in ransomware complaints – with 2,084 reported in 2021. By next year, moreover, 33 billion records are expected to be stolen by cybercriminals (up 175% from 2018). It is not just large, publicly-listed companies that are…
Phil Teale
August 22, 2022
Industry Reports

2022 Industry Report: Web 3.0

It is now hard for many of us to think of a time without the internet. Yet the internet itself has changed dramatically in just a few short decades. Currently, we inhabit the “third generation” of the World Wide Web (Web 3.0); another milestone in…
Phil Teale
August 11, 2022
For Angel Investors

8 UK tech companies to watch this year

The UK continues to hold the top spot as Europe’s tech startup incubator. The tech ecosystem of London alone is was valued at $314bn in 2022; tied second in the world with New York City, after Silicon Valley. Despite headwinds like Brexit, the pandemic and…
Phil Teale
August 8, 2022
For Angel Investors

Tax-efficient investments: a comparison

In today’s high-inflation investment landscape, getting the best after-tax returns is more crucial than before. Fortunately, the UK offers a range of tax-efficient schemes and “vehicles” which can help investors build an optimal portfolio. In this guide, our team at Bure Valley group offers an…
Phil Teale
August 4, 2022