As a prospective business partner, I am also willing to consider opportunities to invest in businesses or ideas provided, of course, that the returns are commensurate with the risk. This could be in the form of an equity stake or a short-term business loan.
Because I do not consider myself to be a professional ’business angel’, any investment or loan made would be conditional on me believing that I could also add value in some form or other to the business. In other words, it is highly unlikely that I would consider a passive investment (silent partner), there are, however, other organisations that may more appropriate for this type of investment opportunity.
In principle, my intention in investing in a business would be to align my interests with those of the other investors rather than being the sole source of finance for the venture. That said, I am always willing to discuss any business opportunity and if there is merit, I would reconsider my position.