The following organisations are Business Angel Networks in the UK. This page was last updated in June 2011.
Advantage Business Angels – This private network enables you to: download company investment documents; access relevant investor information and manage your email contact details.
Angel Investment Network - The UK Angel Investment Network is an online platform connecting business entrepreneurs with angel investors. The network currently includes a wide range of investors and entrepreneurs within the UK, along with international investors and business entrepreneurs.
Angels Den – Angels Den offers a service for two types of people: those who are trying to obtain business funding and small business finance and those private investors (the business angels) looking for exciting business ideas to invest in.
Beer & Young – Beer & Young Ltd have been delivering business finance, turnaround finance and private equity solutions to companies in the small and medium business sectors since 1998. Beer & Young are specialists in the following finance services: Business Finance, Turnaround Finance; Private Equity, Company Re-structuring; andUrgent Company Finance, Business Angels.
Beer and Partners – Beer & Partners is the leading source of venture capital and business angel investment for growing SME businesses in the UK. Our contacts with Business Angels, High Net Worth private investors and secured lenders are second to none.
Business Angel Capital – Business Angel Capital Ltd – fulfilling the needs of: viable businesses with growth potential that require development funding; andinvestors looking to identify attractive business opportunities with the prospect of high returns within their field of interest. We are one of the first and one of the UK’s leading private venture capital companies introducing private investors to small and early stage businesses. The purpose of Business Angel Capital Ltd is matching private investors, often called ‘Business Angels’, with businesspeople operating or seeking to operate high-growth, early-stage business ventures.
Cambridge Angels – The Cambridge Angels are a group of high-net worth investors who have proven experience as successful entrepreneurs in technology and bio-technology. Members invest in and mentor high quality start-up and early-stage companies in these sectors, mostly in the Cambridge (UK) area, although we are also interested in investment opportunities elsewhere in the south of England.
Central England Business Angels - Central England Business Angels recognise high entrance fees to access Business Angels can be prohibitive to an emerging company, so Central England Business Angels only charges a success fee to companies which are investor ready. We carefully select and vet entrepreneurial opportunities for investor readiness and bring only the highest quality companies to the funding market. Every company accepted into the Central England Business Angels funding process receives individual bespoke service to maximise the opportunity to generate Angel interest.
Company Partners – Could you do better with a like-minded business partner? You will find that growing a business, getting great business ideas and having the confidence and skills to drive it forward is easier. Together you are able to motivate, brainstorm, plan and just generally get the whole process going quicker and with more chance of success.
Envestors – We have a network of 400+ business angels looking to invest between £20k to £2m in early stage companies poised for explosive growth and match them with the best early stage deals we find in the market.
European Business Angel Network – EBAN is the European Trade Association for business angels, seed funds and other early stage market players, an independent and non-profit association representing the interests of business angels networks (BANs), early-stage venture capital funds and other entities involved in bridging the equity gap in Europe. EBAN was established with the collaboration of the European Commission in 1999 by a group of pioneer BANs in Europe and EURADA (the European Association of Development Agencies).
Forbury Investment Network – Innovative, early-stage entrepreneurs seeking to develop technologies or services which benefit the environment; and Investors seeking high-quality investment opportunities.
Funding Circle – Aimed explicitly at businesses which have been trading in the UK for more than two years, the Funding Circle loans range from £5,000 to £50,000 for 1 to 3 years at a fixed interest rate.
Funding Angels - The Funding Angels offers investors a new way to find great business investment opportunities and businesses the opportunity to gain access to funding in order to grow and expand their business, quickly and efficiently.
Grow VC – Grow VC is Venture Capital 2.0, bringing the first truly transparent, global, community-based approach to early stage funding. Grow VC can help mobile and web 2.0 startup stars secure initial funding for their businesses ranging from $10,000 to 1m USD. Grow VC will not only connect startup entrepreneurs with ‘funders’ (investors) to help them discover their common interests, but also provide tools for the process and new transparent ways of doing things. Grow VC international headquarters is located in Hong Kong.
HackFwd – We’re experienced tech entrepreneurs looking to support and invest in Europe’s most passionate geeks. We’re a pre-seed investment company designed to enable great people to launch great ideas. Our start-up and support process accelerates the route to beta, profitability, and success.
LINC Scotland -LINC Scotland is the national association for business angels in Scotland, with a membership network of hundreds of investors including those operating individually, many of the best known groups and syndicates, and a number of significant private offices.
London Business Angels – For the last 25 years the London Business Angels (LBA) has been facilitating investment into early stage businesses within the UK. Since 2000 The London Business Angel network has invested in more than 146 companies, amounting to over £44.6 million in funding. The network comprises an exclusive and experienced membership of 130 influential business leaders from the south of England, offering a total of £50m available for investment.
Minerva Investor Group – Alumni professional interest group of Warwick University.
Oxford Early Investments – Oxford Early Investments (OEI) is a business angel network that focuses on companies at the very early stages of technical and commercial development. Many companies require investment capital of between £20,000 and £150,000 to develop their product beyond an initial ‘proof of concept’. This stage of company growth is often the most difficult to fund. OEI provides an early opportunity for investors to view high quality, selected proposals that offer high growth potential. The Network has strong links with providers of new deal flow, including universities, research institutes, large companies and individual entrepreneurs undertaking development of innovative ideas.
Oxford Investment Opportunities Network – Oxford Investment Opportunity Network (OION) is an investment network that focuses on innovative technology companies with high growth potential. OION aims to match entrepreneurs seeking business development funds with business angels and other investors, and secures investment rounds of between 10 and 15 comapnies each year.
Pegasus Funding- Pegasus Funding Resource pride themselves on being able to deliver multiple solutions to meet the individual financial needs of companies.
SWAIN – The South West Angel and Investor Network (SWAIN) connects private investors, or ‘Business Angels’, with companies looking for investment. SWAIN specialises in helping small and medium sized companies to find equity finance, and assists private investors in the South West to search for investment opportunities in businesses with growth potential. SWAIN operates throughout the South West region incorporating the counties of Wiltshire, Gloucestershire, former-Avon, Somerset, Dorset, Devon and Cornwall.
Thames Valley Investment Network – Launched in March 2003 TVIN links investors to companies with high growth potential seeking business development funds from £150,000 to £750,000. The Thames Valley is one of Europe’s most successful regions and there is a strong and growing need for such an investment network from companies who wish to access funding and expertise and investors seeking high quality investment opportunities.
Venture Giant – Venture Giant is the premier UK business angel investment network and small to mid sized business networking portal that matches serious and active business angel investors with entrepreneurs’ seeking investment capital and business funding to start-up their new venture or expand their existing business.
Xenos – Xénos is the Wales Business Angel Network – a business introduction service which introduces investors to companies seeking growth funding and who are prepared in return to offer an equity share in the business.
Yorkshire Association of Business Angels – Yorkshire Association of Business Angels (YABA) is a unique regional forum which brings together the finance and business expertise of Business Angels with entrepreneurs and their new business ideas.