11th May, 2023
What are Angel Investments and is it right for your business?
What to expect when approaching an angel group
How to be prepared before approaching Angel Investors
The do’s and don’ts of pitching
About Angel Investments
Angel investment brings over £2 billion of capital to small businesses in the UK annually, and 63% of scale-up businesses have received angel investment as part of their early growth.
According to research done by Harvard and MIT professors, angel-backed companies are more likely to succeed and it is logical to assume this is because of the support, experience and connections that business angels bring with them when they invest in a start-up.
Historically, Norfolk and Suffolk have suffered from being grouped with Cambridge when it comes to government assessments of investment and start-up activity. In 2021, the East of England saw 169 equity deals done, which was only surpassed by the South East and London. However, we know that Cambridge is the epicentre of nearly all of that activity. This programme has been designed to reduce this disparity by supporting and guiding early-stage companies in the region to achieve their potential by securing angel investment.
About Hannah Smith
Hannah is the Managing Director and Investment Director of Anglia Capital Group. She has spent her 7-year career in the start-up funding arena, with experience in established Cambridge-based angel networks and early-stage co-investment funds, as well as a brief stint in SME debt finance.