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Angel networks (or angel syndicates) are the hidden gems of the pre-seed venture capital world. They sit somewhere in between an angel investor and a venture capital firm. An angel network is a group of private individuals that get together to invest in startups.
They solve a real matching problem for individual investors and business founders.
Yes, there are thousands of wealthy individuals looking to invest in startups. But how do you even start by narrowing down the field? And when you do, why would a busy investor have the time to listen to you exactly at the moment when you decide to contact them?
But let’s be positive for a moment. Let's imagine that you do find the perfect investor. Congrats! You have found somebody that trusts you and has experience and contacts in the field you’re looking for…
...but what makes you think this person knows how to structure a startup investment? Who will negotiate the term sheet? Will they be able to help you on further investment rounds?
Angel networks solve a lot of the above issues. They will have processes in place to filter deals and hold pitch events. And they will already have the structure ready to quickly invest into startups as lead investors or addon partners.
Members of these groups are often founders themselves and have had successful exits in the past. It’s like having access to tens of advisors that all have your interest at hand, for free.
And finally, it’s not rare to see members being part of several syndicates or other types of venture capital groups. This is a great way to be introduced to further investors. It’s a more diverse group than a venture capital firm, so it’s not all about the money.
List of angel networks in the UK
|Angel Networks||Connect||Country||City||Application link|
|Angel Investment Network||UK||London||https://www.angelinvestmentnetwork.co.uk/entrepreneurs-home|
|Angels Invest Wales||UK||Wales||https://developmentbank.wales/contact-angels-invest-wales|
|Beer & Young||UK||London||https://beerandyoung.com/services/urgent-funding/|
|Bristol Private Equity Club||UK||Bristol||http://www.bristolprivateequityclub.com/looking-for-investment/|
|Cambridge Capital Group||UK||Cambridge||http://www.cambridgecapitalgroup.co.uk/ccg/5/entrepreneurs/|
|Charlotte Street Capital||UK||London||https://www.charlottestreetcapital.com/contact|