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Phil Teale

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2022 Industry Report: Cybersecurity

In today’s digital age, security has come to refer increasingly to the protection of online assets – rather than physical ones. 100 years ago companies mainly concerned their security with the protection of their offices, equipment and paper documents. In 2022, however, companies are keen…
Phil Teale
February 10, 2022
For Angel Investors

Is EIS a good investment?

Are you interested in investing in growing, exciting companies whilst also enjoying some great tax relief? EIS (the Enterprise Investment Scheme) is a great route to consider – particularly for those with an appetite for early-stage businesses...
Phil Teale
February 6, 2022
For Angel Investors

Crypto and the green revolution

Cryptocurrencies have garnered a reputation for being environmentally unfriendly. This is due to the vast amounts of electricity consumption required. Bitcoin, for instance, needs 2,264Kwh (Kilowatt-hours) of electricity to power just a single transaction – i.e. enough to boil 1,500 kettles. Indeed, any cryptocurrency using…
Phil Teale
February 3, 2022
For Angel Investors

What 2022 might hold for crypto

Will Bitcoin reach $100,000 per coin? Could a sharp crash be on the horizon? What about the other cryptocurrencies, like Ethereum? What might happen to cryptominers in the months ahead after China effectively banned crypto mining in 2021?
Phil Teale
January 20, 2022
For Angel Investors

SEIS & EIS – common investor questions, answered

Our previous article touched upon two popular schemes for those interested in early-stage UK company investments: EIS and SEIS (the Enterprise Investment Scheme and Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme. Yet the rules governing them can be complex, leading even sophisticated investors to have many questions about…
Phil Teale
December 17, 2021
For Angel Investors

What is a unicorn in venture capital?

Mythical creatures – like unicorns – fascinated ancient people. Today in finance, unicorns also capture investors’ imaginations. Not only do they hold the potential to transform societies with their technological innovations, but they also present exciting opportunities to generate returns for investors in the process.…
Phil Teale
November 23, 2021
For Angel Investors

Crypto and protecting mental health

Elon Musk recently got social media talking (again) by claiming that too much cryptocurrency trading can cause mental health problems. This Tweet came shortly after the price of Bitcoin dropped by 7% in less than a minute. With mental health coming into greater focus in…
Phil Teale
November 16, 2021
For Angel Investors

What type of investor are you?

Investors come in many different forms. Some prefer particular asset classes (e.g. stocks) and differences also exist regarding investment horizon; e.g. some investors like to day trade, whilst others invest over many decades. Then there is risk tolerance variation, where certain investors want to minimise…
Phil Teale
October 26, 2021