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22nd June 2018

Archangels named UKBAA lead syndicate of the year

Archangels, the Edinburgh-based business angel syndicate, has been recognised as the UK’s Lead Angel Investment Syndicate of the Year by the UK Business Angels Association. T

he accolade follows a record year of investment for the world’s oldest business angel syndicate in 2017/18, during which it led with £11.2m of investment from its own members, supplemented by a further £6.8m of cash from co-investors, including Scottish Investment Bank, the investment arm of Scotland’s main economic development agency, Scottish Enterprise. 

20th June 2018

British Business Bank publishes UK Business Angel Market report

UK Business Angel Market report published by the British Business Bank reveals clear regional disparity with 57% of Business Angels based in London and the South East

  • 43% of Business Angel investments made in London and the South East
  • 75% of business Angels aged over 45 and 21% aged over 65
  • Healthcare, Life Sciences, Fintech and Software as a Service most popular sectors for investment

20th June 2018

Transport and building innovations are the green investment priority, reveals Chris Stark

To celebrate its first anniversary, Green Angel Syndicate asked Chris Stark, Chief Executive of the UK’s Committee on Climate Change, to present his organisation’s vision of the future of the UK’s low-carbon economy, a vision in which large corporates, start-ups, private investors, and individual citizens all have a responsibility and a role to play.  His views are outlined in this blog post.

19th June 2018

Micrima raises £4.4 million for screening technology

Micrima, the Bristol-based breast imaging company, has raised £4.4 million in additional equity funding led by Technology Venture Partners, The Angel CoFund (ACF), and Venture Founders - plus a group of returning and new individual investors - bringing the total amount raised to £10.7m.

Roy Johnson, Micrima’s Executive Chairman, said, “I am very happy to announce the completion of our latest funding round, which provides us with the capital we need to move our initial MARIA product into full commercial launch and follow this swiftly with the enhanced functionality that the system is capable of achieving. The market has been prepared over the past 18 months through the publication of our historical clinical trial data, and attendance at numerous congresses and trade shows to showcase our breakthrough technology. As a result, we have many influential clinicians and partners anticipating the launch of MARIA later this year. We look forward to putting the product we have worked so hard to create into their hands for the first time.”

13th June 2018

UKBAA backs International Business Festival

The International Business Festivals is underway in Liverpool, with UKBAA as Investment Partner.

12th June 2018

Are Investors and Entrepreneurs species ahead of their time?

 

The Invested Investor, a social enterprise aiming to increase the success rate of early-stage start-ups, recently interviewed two key figures in the investment world. Rajat Malhotra, Managing Partner of Wren Capital and former UKBAA Angel of the Year, and Modwenna Rees-Mogg, the dynamic CEO/Founder of Angel News.

11th June 2018

NACO Canadian Investment Activity report

NACO has published the 2017 Canadian Angel Investing Activity report.

8th June 2018

UKBAA announces shortlist for 2018 UKBAA Angel Investment Awards
The UKBAA has announced the shortlist for its 2018 Awards.

The UKBAA received just under 300 fantastic applications from which to shortlist the 14 awards, which recognise the innovators and disrupters across a huge range of sectors and themes and reflecting the many exciting  developments in the market this past year.

6th June 2018

S100 Club Announces New Chairman and National Investment Platform

The University of Surrey’s S100 Club – the evolution of the Surrey 100 Club angel investment network – announces significant developments to attract more investors and technology businesses seeking investment.

5th June 2018

Amazon's Paul Misener to speak at UKBAA Summit

Paul Misener, VP of Global Innovation and Policy at Amazon.com is joining 

4th June 2018

HBAN’s new London Syndicate to invest €3M in Irish start-ups

 

HBAN (Halo Business Angel Network), the all-island organisation responsible for the promotion of business angel investment, and a joint initiative of Enterprise Ireland and InterTradeIreland, today announces that its new London Syndicate plans to invest €3 million in Irish start-ups over the next three years. Earlier this year, HBAN partnered with the New York-based Digital Irish Angels (DIA) Syndicate, making the London Syndicate the second of HBAN’s international business angel groups. 

 

1st June 2018

NVM Private Equity leads investment in Ablatus Therapeutics

NVM Private Equity has invested £1.0 million of growth capital into Cambridge-based medical device company Ablatus Therapeutics Limited (“Ablatus”) alongside existing angel investors.

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