Angel Academe is a fast-growing and award-winning angel network.
Our angels are entrepreneurs, senior professionals and people enjoying portfolio careers. They want to do something interesting, useful and stimulating with a proportion of their investible assets by supporting entrepreneurs and new businesses. Most of them are women, but men who want to be part of a diverse network are also very welcome.
We invest in ambitious technology businesses with at least 1 woman on the founding team. We believe that to help more women “go big” with their technology 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 want to stay up to date with new technologies and expand their networks. 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.
We run regular pitch events, investor workshops and networking events throughout the year for our engaged community of experienced and aspiring angel investors. Some are repeated online. For more details see our events page.
Rigorous Screening & INVESTMENT Process
We receive many applications to pitch to us and have a rigorous 4-step 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.
We also have established processes to help our investor syndicates get from pitch to investment as smoothly as possible. We’re committed to improving the angel investing experience for both investors and entrepreneurs.
Benefits for angel investors
Our focus is on maximising the potential for 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 with good processes
Access to pre-screened, high growth potential investment opportunities at well-curated events
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!
Support entrepreneurs and new businesses
High Net Worth INDIVIDUAL 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 our events as an angel investor, please get in touch using the form below. By using this form you are agreeing to be contacted with details of future events and marketing material.