Daring, entrepreneurial, transparency advocate, and leading investor news
Modwenna Ress-Mogg is a world leading investor news provider. In this podcast, she openly portrays her diverse entrepreneurial journey, starting from the idea of delivering food from supermarkets in vans at the age of fifteen to Angel News, an online investor news platform. Unfortunately she wasn't able to gain 'funding' for her delivery idea, but she has successfully made Angel News into a world leading investor news provider. Modwenna is a prominent supporter of transparency and accountability in the early stage investment ecosystem.
Modwenna has 20 years working in corporate finance, business angel investment and venture capital. She started www.AngelNews.co.uk 2003 focusing on media and events in the angel and VC market. From £1,000 of start up capital, she has grown it into the leading information provider and commentator on the business angel market in the UK. The monthly AngelNewsletter sent to 10,00s angels and other investors is the broadest commentator on and a thought leader in the angel and wider private investor market (including VCTs and crowdfunding) in the UK.
In recent years the AngelNews Group has expanded into assisting senior executives build second careers in the start and early stage entrepreneurial ecosystems through The Pluralists Club www.thepluralists.club It has also built a private investor conferences business including the Great British Private Investor Summit www.privateinvestorsummit.com, the VCT & EIS Investor Forum www.thevctandeisinvestorforum.com.
She is a NED of quoted Albion Tech and General VCT, www.albion-ventures.co.uk and at Asset Match, www.assetmatch.com and a Co-Founder of FCA authorised (retail advisory permissions) ratings agency www.CrowdRating.co.uk. She has authored two books ‘Crowdfunding, How to raise money and make money in the crowd’ and ‘Dragons or Angels’, a handbook for people wanting to become or raise money from business angels. She is a Visiting Fellow at Cranfield University and has recently been appointed UK High Commissioner for the World Business Angels Forum.