40 Minute Mentor

August 16, 2023

Demystifying Angel Investing with Andy Ayim MBE, Founder of Angel Investing School

Welcome back to 40 Minute Mentor, and a brand new series… 

Kicking off Series 10, we’re joined by one of the most requested guests on the podcast – the brilliant Andy Ayim, MBE. 

You may have come across Andy through his DE&I work in tech, or his angel investing training programs at the Angel Investing School, which empowered over 350 new angels. 

Andy has also invested in over 17 Startups himself, including some of which have been featured on this podcast, such as Patch and Unplugged. 

In today’s episode, we unpack his own journey to entrepreneurship and demystify angel investing once and for all. 

Andy Ayim
“So many people are suffering from a lack of knowing who they are and what their worth is, so they downplay and restrict it to a job role.”

Andy Ayim MBE

Tune in to discover

Shaking off imposter syndrome and backing yourself [04:09] 
How growing up in a multicultural melting pot shaped his path [06:34] 
His path to starting the Angel Investing School [10:24] 
Making angel investing more accessible [14:09]
Who the Angel Investing School is for [16:37]
The biggest driver of wealth creation and beginning your journey in investing [20:02]
Andy’s biggest investment mistake [21:39] 
Angel syndicates and investing with as little as 1k [24:30]
Assessing pitches and controlling your risk [28:31]
Choosing between Angel or VC investment as a Founder [33:24]
Receiving an MBE and driving DE&I in the industry [38:07]
Fundraising advice and common Founder mistakes [41:41]

Listen on

Helpful links

Helpful links:

➡️ Connect with Andy: https://www.linkedin.com/in/andyayim/ 

➡️ Sign up to the Angel Investing School: https://angelinvestingschool.com/  


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