“The thing I like about being an angel investor is “making widgets”. By that I mean doing something that is meaningful regarding driving economic growth, employment, and wealth creation. I love seeing fresh, new and innovative ideas, and being able to help turn them into commercial reality. I never cease to be amazed at the wide array of very clever stuff that we get to see as angel investors. And then, by our contribution of capital and often mentoring and contacts, the real buzz comes from seeing these start-up businesses grow and mature. From very humble beginnings we have built some of them up to become significant exporters, employers, and profitable enterprises.
I also like the camaraderie of my fellow angel investors – they are a bunch of very interesting people from all walks of life with a very wide range of skills, experience, and contacts.”