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Guide for entrepreneurs and executives of angel-backed businesses

Guide for angel-backed businesses

Angel investing is pivotal to the entrepreneurial ecosystem and is often the earliest source of outside financing, particularly for high-technology or high growth startups.


Director, Innovation Strategy, KPMG Innovate

KPMG Australia


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The growth of Angel investing together with the emergence of crowd-based equity funding makes now a pivotal time to provide reporting guidance for early-stage, high-growth companies that have attracted third party seed investors.

Ensuring investors are informed and engaged increases the quality and value of their support and contribution toward the success of the business.

A practical guide for entrepreneurs and executives of Angel-backed business: Reporting guidelines and principles were developed by KPMG in collaboration with the Australian Association of Angel Investors to assist start-ups and Angel Investors.

Key insights

  • A voluntary set of guidance on investor reporting guidelines and principles for privately funded companies.
  • Principles of Cooperation: a code of conduct for both entrepreneurs and investors to promote a balanced and effective collaboration.
  • Reporting guidance including business overview, KPIs, Financial information, cash, employment matters, interactions, compliance and governance.
  • Regulatory filings: a selection of the most common recurring regulatory obligations a company may experience.
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