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Angel Networks London: A List of Angel Investment Networks in the UK’s Capital

Exploring leading angel networks in London, fostering innovation and growth within a bustling, dynamic startup ecosystem

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We Are Founders Staff

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Last updated: 28/08/2023

Welcome to the heart of innovation – London, a city where pioneering ideas take flight.

In this dynamic landscape, startups seek the fuel that propels their visions to reality: angel investment. As the capital pulses with entrepreneurial energy, we delve into recommended angel investment networks that shape the course of innovation within its bustling streets.

If you haven't already done so, we'd recommend reading Angel Investors UK: Finding the Best to Rapidly SCALE Your Business - it's a good primer on what an angel investor is, and it might give you a good overview of what to expect when you start the angel investment process. Though it's worth remembering that a good Angel/Investment network will give you plenty of information directly from them.

Listed here are several operational angel networks in the UK, comprising members who are prominent figures within the country's business landscape. If you're exploring investment opportunities or aiming to engage with these networks for potential deals, it's advisable to conduct thorough research beforehand and be well-prepared for presenting your proposition.

Keep in mind that certain networks exclusively consider investment opportunities or entrepreneurs recommended by their network members, which might necessitate networking efforts to gain access.

With all that said, we wish you the best of luck on your investment journey!

Angel Co-Fund

Angel CoFund is a substantial £100 million fund that collaborates with angels to invest in small or medium enterprises. This collaboration is extended to businesses that align with the interests of the business angel syndicate or network.

Based: London, England

Target Area: UK

Investment Level: £100,000 – £1,000,000

Portfolio Companies: Adventoris, Ezbob, Hopster

Contact/Apply: Get in touch with Angel Co-Fund on their contact page.

Coral Reef

Coral Reef serves as an extended community of entrepreneurs and investors, and they specialise in seed and early-stage funding. Their primary areas of interest encompass SaaS, FinTech, eCommerce platforms, marketplaces, along with B2B and B2C startup ventures.

Based: London, England

Target Area: Europe and Asia

Investment Level: Not specified.

Portfolio Companies: Vidsy, digi.me, Root Matter.

Contact/Apply: Update: Unfortunately due to the volume of inbound email we receive we are only able to respond to referrals from one of our network.

You can find their contact details on the website. To speed up responses, they ask that you provide a pitch document when reaching out, and have provided detailed guidelines on doing so. When you're ready to pitch, their contact page features an address and a phone number, as well as a contact form.

ClearlySo

ClearlySo functions as a social enterprise enterprise, bridging the gap between investors and socially-conscious businesses committed to addressing environmental and societal challenges. Instead of operating as a conventional VC fund, ClearlySo operates as a middleman, offering guidance and fundraising services to both investors and startups. Their exclusive focus lies on supporting UK-based enterprises seeking financial support for expansion.

Based: London, England

Target Area: UK

Investment Level: Early-stage businesses seeking between £150k and £1.5m.

Portfolio Companies: EnergyDeck, Insane Logic, Playmob.

Contact/Apply: ClearlySo's website appears to be down, but you can still reach out to them on LinkedIn to find out more.

Craigie Capital

With headquarters in Central London, Craigie Capital is a seed-stage angel syndicate, focusing on FinTech, Big Data, Cyber Security, SaaS and RegTech. The network has so far invested in over 30 companies with a particular focus on London-based startups, although they are open to partnering with entrepreneurs in emerging markets as well.

Based: London, England

Target Area: UK, emerging markets

Investment Level: Undisclosed funding at the seed stage. The team utilizes their personal capital and are open to either spearheading funding rounds or participating alongside other VC firms or angel investors.

Portfolio Companies: Azimo, Seedrs, Spontly.

Contact/Apply: Email, address and Twitter handle can be found on the bottom of their page.

Galvanise

Galvanise Capital stands as an Angel Network catering to businesses situated in London. Within this network, budding enterprises operating within the realms of Marketing Tech and Adtech find financial support. The investment takes shape through the Individual model, spanning from £150,000 to £1 million in value.

Based: Edinburgh, Scotland and London, England

Target Area: UK, emerging markets

Investment Level: £150,000 to £1 million.

Portfolio Companies:

Contact/Apply: Email, address and Twitter handle can be found on the bottom of their page. Contact them directly from their contact page.

Green Angel Syndicate

Green Angel Syndicate, an angel network that directs its attention to the initial phases of ventures in the climate sector. This fund dedicated to addressing climate change employs sustainable investment approaches. It provides guidance to steer clear of misleading environmental claims while underscoring the significance of investments aimed at combating worldwide warming and shifts in climate patterns.

Based: London, England

Target Area: UK, emerging markets

Investment Level: Undisclosed.

Portfolio Companies: Buy Me Once, 3ti

Contact/Apply: Email, address and Twitter handle can be found on the bottom of their page. You can apply directly using their application form.

The Startup Funding Club

Founded in 2012, the Startup Funding Club icomprises a group of business angels dedicated to aiding British entrepreneurs in attaining initial-stage financing. The club manages its own SEIS Funds and has contributed to over 30 startup ventures across diverse sectors. They either deploy their personal funds or facilitate entrepreneurs in sourcing investments from angels through pitching events or structured crowdfunding initiatives.

Based: London, England

Target Area: UK

Investment Level: Their initial seed investment ranges from £10k to £150k. Moreover, they possess the capacity to assist their investees in securing additional funding if required.

Portfolio Companies: Screencloud, Stablepharma, Hiyacar.

Contact/Apply: Contact information as well as an application form can be found on their contact page.

This is a dynamic article, which will be updated accordingly as the market changes.

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