Angel Investor FAQ
Q: How does the QR Ventures service work and what can you offer me as an investor?
A: QR Ventures offers registered angel investors’ unlimited access to scores of business proposals which can be easily searched within our database - all completely free of charge. Our opportunities range from start-ups to growth capital for profitable established mature businesses. QR Ventures allows its registered angel investors to connect with entrepreneurs seeking capital at all funding stages and across a diverse range of industries across the UK, Europe and Worldwide.
Q: What proposals are available to me on QR Ventures?
A: Opportunities presented here include everything from manufacturing companies to property opportunities and everything in between - small to mid-sized business owners as well as start-ups involved in a diverse range of businesses and industries. Generally, these entrepreneurs have exhausted traditional lending sources and their own private equity sources and must look for ways to bring in outside sources of capital for growth. The proposals listed on QR Ventures are generally too small to be eligible for Venture capital funding and/or have business models that don't interest traditional bankers as the entrepreneurs may wish to exchange equity for capital, which is not attached to any kind of collateral.
Q: Who are QR Ventures?
A: QR Ventures is a trade name of QR LTD, a financial services company which has been around since the start of the millennium. We provide high quality deal flow for angel Investors specifically based upon Angel investors very specific investment criteria. QR Ventures was created with a view of supporting businesses with a range of financial and business solutions. QR Ventures is continually growing, developing and updating its database of both qualified Angel Investors and Entrepreneurs.
Q: Are there tax benefits available to Angel investors?
A: Yes. There are Government backed schemes implemented to encourage Entrepreneurship and Angel Investing in the. The Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS) and the Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme (SEIS) are the two main schemes. Within these schemes, there are certain tax benefits available:
- Income tax relief
- Capital Gains Tax Deferral Relief
- Capital Gains Tax Freedom
- Loss Relief
- Inheritance Tax Exemption
Q: Can I be notified of proposals that match my requirements as and when they are available to view?
A: QR Ventures registered angel investors can receive either periodic emails, or instant notification emails when matching investment proposals are added to our database that match specific investment criteria (industry, region, investment size or type) set when registering. If these details change, please contact us, and we will ensure you do not miss any relevant opportunities: call 0330 053 6790 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Q: Am I able to adjust the quantity of emails I will receive?
A: You can easily adjust the amount of emails you receive by simply logging into your account and refining your investment criteria to narrow the scope. Likewise, if you are not receiving enough deal flow, you can always broaden your investment criteria to receive more proposals. Please contact us if you need further advice: call 0330 053 6790 or email email@example.com
Q: I can source investment proposals through my own network, so what is the advantage in using QR Ventures?
QR Ventures is designed to complement and expand on your existing infrastructure of receiving investment deal flow; QR Ventures’ main intention is to allow investors based in the UK access to investment opportunities from entrepreneurs from all over the world.
Q: Is there a cost for using QR Ventures?
A: The service is free for angel investors and there is no obligation when you register. QR Ventures will not be charging any fees to accredited angel investors to use this service. The entrepreneurs that register to QR Ventures are charged fees.
Q: By registering on your site for the service you offer, will my information be secure and confidential?
A: Yes. Your information is kept private and never shared with third parties. You view plans in complete confidence, and you will never receive unsolicited emails. We take data protection very seriously and all information added to our database are strictly for using this service to find the right entrepreneur investment proposals. We will never sell or give away your information to any third parties.
Q: I sent an entrepreneur who uses the network a notification of my interest in their proposal but have not heard from them. What can I do?
A: Contact us and we will contact the entrepreneur on your behalf to discover the cause of any delay: call 0330 053 6790 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Q: Do you pre-screen or carry out due diligence on the entrepreneurs and/or their proposals?
A: No. There would be no possible way for us to take the time to individually conduct due diligence on each and every entrepreneur who registers with our service. This part of the process must only be done by angel investors and/or their counsel.
Q: My Angel Investor Account has been rejected. Is there anything I can do?
A: If you are having any problems let us know by sending us an email through to email@example.com.
Q: How much can I expect to gain for a return on my investment?
A: This is very dependent on the situation, size of investment, size of company, industry trends, etc. However, it is estimated that many angel investment returns in the UK and USA have been in the range of 20-40% return on investment (ROI). Some of course have proven to be less but sometimes are much, much more.
‘Past performance is not a guide to future performance and the risk to capital in this type of investment can be high. We would always recommend you seek regulated financial advice prior to investing if you are a retail client’.
Q: What is the difference between Angel Funding and Venture Capital?
A: Generally, Angel investors do not invest in deals greater than £0.5 million whereas venture capital firms typically are not looking at deals under this amount. As an angel, you make your own decisions as opposed to a board or group of people representing investors that have pooled their money. Entrepreneurs often expect that you may be more involved in the business and may provide assistance in ways that venture capital firms do not. You also do not typically own as large a stake in the company as a venture capital firm would. Another benefit of being an angel investor is the reception of certain tax incentives under the EIS scheme.
Q: I have more questions...
A: You can contact us by calling 0330 053 6790 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
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