What is it?
Business Angels are high net worth individuals who invest on their own, or as part of a syndicate, in high growth businesses. In addition to money, Business Angels often make their own skills, experience and contacts available to the company.
The British Business Angels Association (BBAA) represents around 100 organisations including the vast majority of business angel networks across the UK, over 20 early stage venture capital funds, as well as professional service providers and advisers, including accountancy and law firms, corporate finance, banks, regional development agencies, universities and public policy‐makers.
The BBAA exists to represent UK early stage investment and performs a number of roles which include:
- Promoting angel and venture capital as smart money and the primary mechanism for new and high growth potential businesses to fund their capital requirements;
- Facilitating contact and the exchange of best practice and experience between angel groups, venture capitalists and other sources of early stage funding through networking events and regular communication with its membership;
- Engaging in regular dialogue with Government, opinion formers and leaders at a national level to help shape policy for the benefit of the industry;
- Creating links with other like‐minded UK and international associations and organisations;
- Having an agreed code of conduct for all Members to promote best practice and transparency across the industry.
What are the benefits?
- Access to funding from individuals outside of normal Bank funding channels.
- Access to a related network of business contacts for business advice and expertise.
Where can I find out more?
For further details please contact the BBAA:
Download the factsheet in PDF format - here.