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Wednesday, February 01, 2006

1 February 2006

As part of the Northwest Regional Development Agency's (NWDA) commitment to supporting new and growing businesses in the region, TEChINVEST is opening its next Investor Club meeting to would-be private investors - so that they can see for themselves what makes a real-life angel tick and the sort of young and growing companies they invest in.

In addition to a series of individual presentations from Northwest companies seeking seed or equity finance, a speaker from the North West Business Investment Scheme (NWBIS) will also discuss "Valuing Potential Investments and Appropriate Deal Structures". The idea is to provide first-hand feedback on how to make a deal work, as well as giving delegates an informal networking opportunity over lunch and a chance to chat with some of the region's long-established angels and serial investors.

Commenting on the event, TEChINVEST founder Vivienne Upcott-Gill said: "We are keen to encourage new members to attend one of our Investor Club meetings as a day delegate and get a genuine insight into how the process works. This is a format which combines valuable information-gathering with social interaction and networking to provide our guests with a clear understanding of how this type of investment works."

TEChINVEST is one of the UK's most successful equity advisory services, with a business angel network that has been active across the Northwest for almost 15 years. It also provides a single gateway to the raft of new seed and venture capital funds created or administered by the NWDA as a means of stimulating new business growth.

At the service's bi-monthly Investor Club meetings, up to five different Northwest entrepreneurs or companies have the opportunity to present a detailed business cases to a roomful of potential investors. On average, at least 1 in 3 of these companies raise some or all of the finance they seek as a direct result of these presentations.

For further information on the TEChINVEST service, or to register for attendance at the 14th February event, please contact the team direct on 01925 400301/2/3 or visit our website http://www.techinvest.org

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Press contact: Deborah Garritty, Bell Pottinger North (01625 506444)


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