Compliance Team
Angels Den

Dear User,

You may have heard about the new General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”), that comes into effect May 25, 2018.

We would like to ensure you that your personal data is safe with us. Please read the details regarding the processing of your personal data and if you agree with the processing as described below, please click the ‘I agree’ button.

Please be informed that you can withdraw this consent at any time.

1) What data are we talking about?

We are disclosing details regarding the processing of personal data that is collected within our calls and in connection with your use of Angels Den’s platform, Websites and other functionalities of Angels Den, including those saved in cookies files.

2) Who will be the controller of your data?

Angels Den Funding Limited (hereinafter referred to as AD) will be the controller of your data (Angels Den means all entities from the Angels Den capital group, which includes Angels Den Funding Limited with its registered office in London and all entities related to it and dependent on it) and only our Trusted Partners.

3) Why do we want to process your data?

We process this data for the purposes described in our Privacy Policy, including:
- compliance with any legal requirements and obligations,
- ensuring that content from our Website is presented in the most effective manner for you,
- marketing purposes,
- providing you with our services (including the completion and support of immediate activity required to provide you with information and deliver products and/or services that you request and to deliver any contracts entered into with you), or
- as otherwise explained in this privacy policy or by any communication by us.
Where you have explicitly consented to be contacted for such purposes, we use your personal data to provide information on our new and existing products and services.

4) To whom can we transfer data?

In accordance with applicable law, we may transfer your data to entities processing it at our request, e.g. marketing agencies, subcontractors of our services and entities authorized to obtain data under applicable law, e.g. courts or law enforcement agencies - of course only if they submit a request based on an applicable legal basis. Furthermore, we will transfer your data to Trusted Partners outside the European Union – to the USA – under the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework.

5) What are your rights to your data?

You have the right to request access to, correct, delete your personal data. You can also withdraw consent to processing of personal data, raise objections and use other rights granted under GDPR (i.e. right to data portability).

6) Use of cookies

We use cookies to give you the best experience on our Website. This means that we have placed cookies on your device. If you continue without changing your cookie settings, we assume that you consent to our use of cookies on this device. You can change your cookie settings at any time but if you do, you may lose some functionality on our Website. More information can be found in our Privacy Policy.

In connection with the above, I agree to the processing of my personal data by Angels Den and its Trusted Partners. I confirm that I understand that my personal data is being collected as part of my phone calls, use of AD’s online platform, Websites, and other functionalities of AD, including the data saved in cookie files. I also consent to profiling in order to allow Angels Den and its Trusted Partners the provision of better services (including for analytical purposes). Your data will only be processed on a valid lawful basis in accordance with applicable data protection laws. The processing of your personal data for marketing purposes (including statistical analysis) by AD is based on the firm's legitimate interest. The processing for marketing purposes by our Trusted Partners is only possible if we receive your freely given consent. We will also process your personal data to fulfil our contractual obligations to you as contained in AD’s Terms and Conditions of the use of our Website and services. Therefore, this data will be processed on another lawful basis – ‘contract’. We will also process your data to comply with our legal obligations for our Service (such as anti money laundering and know your customer requirements), which is also a valid lawful basis in accordance with applicable data protection laws.

Expressing this consent is voluntary and you can withdraw at any time.

If you have any doubts or questions about the use of your personal data, please do not hesitate to contact me via email. I’m happy to assist.

Compliance Team
Angels Den

Preventing Founder Burnout

Preventing Founder Burnout

With the non-stop nature of start-up life, preventing founder burnout is essential for maintaining both the well-being of founders and the success of start-ups. Today more than ever before founders are being placed under increased scrutiny with a push to streamline operations whilst still achieving results, falling valuations and reluctant investors along with the inherent risk, uncertainty, and demanding work that is typically associated with founding a start-up. 

A recent survey conducted by Sifted highlighted the growing pressures of being a founder in the current start-up ecosystem with 45% of founders revealing that they thought their mental health was ‘bad’ or ‘very bad’ at the moment and 61% of founders disclosing they’d considered leaving their company recently.

Founders and investors have found finding the perfect balance to avoid burnout a conundrum to date. With this in mind we’ve compiled a list of five strategies start-up founders can use to reduce the risk of burnout and create a sustainable foundation for long-term success and well-being.

1. Set Boundaries: Establish clear boundaries between work and personal life. Define specific work hours and limit time spent on work-related tasks outside of those hours. Avoid constantly checking emails or responding to work messages during evenings and weekends.

2. Practice Self-Care: Prioritise self-care activities such as exercise, meditation, journaling, or therapy to manage stress and maintain mental well-being. Make time for activities that recharge and energise you, both personally and professionally.

3. Build a Strong Support Network: Surround yourself with mentors, advisors, and fellow entrepreneurs who can provide guidance, support, and encouragement. Having a strong support network can help you navigate challenges and avoid feeling isolated or overwhelmed.

4. Delegate and Collaborate: Recognise that you can't do everything yourself. Delegate tasks to team members alleviating your workload whilst empowering your team and fostering a culture of trust and collaboration. Focus on your strengths and high-impact activities that require your expertise as a founder.

5. Be Adaptable: Founders need resilience. There will be moments where the vision you are working towards seems at odds with your current situation. This can be destabilising. You might feel like you have lost autonomy and control over the future. Understand that your path is not fixed.

Written by Aaron Gutteridge, Investment Associate at Angels Den, Europe and UK’s largest angel-led finance platform helping early stage companies and SMEs get easy access to growth capital.