Angel Academe is a pro-women (but not women-only) angel network focussed on technology.
Our angels are entrepreneurs and senior professionals and we support ambitious women-founded and led technology businesses. Most of them are women, but men who support our vision are also welcome. We believe that to help more women “go big” with their ventures, we need to increase the number of women investors. We also want to become (even) better investors by sharing our experience and investing together in a fun and collaborative environment.
At Angel Academe we're raising awareness of angel investing with successful women who have an appetite for educated risk and and a desire to do something useful and stimulating with a modest proportion of their hard-earned money. Through mentoring, education and collaboration with experienced angels, we help members pool their money, expertise and resources to perform due diligence and build a portfolio of smart investments over time.
Defying the cliches that women are "risk-averse", "lack confidence", "do due diligence to death" and only "start niche businesses", Angel Academe has been operating successfully for 3 years and has made numerous investments in women-led high-growth tech start-ups.
We run regular pitch events, or “Studios”, throughout the year where pre-screened investment opportunities present to our angel investors. These events are for people who are interested in investing with other angels as part of a syndicate. All certified or self-certified investors (as defined by FSMA) are welcome but we are particularly keen to attract women angels and new investors.
Rigorous Screening Process
We receive many applications to pitch to us and have a rigorous screening process to ensure those that do pitch are both good investment opportunities and relevant to the domain expertise and interests of our group. Each application is reviewed by at least 5 of our angel investors as well as subject matter experts when required.
Benefits for angel investors
Our focus is on maximising financial return by combining our wide mix of skills and angel investing experience to identify the best investment opportunities, carry out due diligence and actively support our portfolio companies post-investment. Other benefits of investing with our group include:
- Learn by doing alongside experienced angels in a collaborative and supportive group
- Access to pre-screened, high growth potential investment opportunities
- Pool your financial resources and expertise with other investors with a wide mix of skills and experience
- Create or grow an investment portfolio (or build a portfolio career)
- Have fun, expand your network and fuel your brain!
High Net Worth self-certification
Before receiving business plans or beginning to make Angel Investments, you should ensure that you are self-certified as a High Net Worth individual, as defined by the FCA under the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (FSMA).
As an individual angel under the FCA Financial Promotions Order you are entitled to receive business plans and make investments through your own decision, provided that you are able to certify yourself as a High Net Worth Individual.
You confirm that you either:
• have a net income in excess of £100K or
• have net assets in excess of £250K beyond your pension fund assets and your private residence
If you would like to attend one of these events as an angel investor, please get in touch using the form below: