These are the most active angel investors, groups and networks that have invested in Bristol startups across 2018 – 2019:
Bristol Private Equity Club (BPEC)
One of the top angel investor networks in Bristol with typical investments ranging between £150k – £500k using SEIS and EIS venture capital schemes. Since 2016, the club has invested over £4.5million into 14 Bristol startups*.
This angel group tends to invest between £50k – £1m, focusing on technology, software and bio-technology. As one of the first of its kind, the fund has access to a network of high-calibre international contacts and mentors.
Over £200m raised through more than 180 fundraising rounds ranging between £500k-£10m. The average stake taken by these angel investors is 21.1% at a £6.6m pre-money valuation*.
Green Angel Syndicate
The first UK-based angel syndicate to specialise in investments that contribute to a green economy. Typically invests between £150k – £500k.
Newable Private Investing
Previously known as London Business Angels (LBA), Newable focuses on Deep Tech, Med Tech, AI, Space, Robotics and 4IR investments. This angel group looks to mitigate risk through leveraging EIS schemes as well as working with a vast ecosystem of investors, co-investors and partners.
Oxfordshire Investment Opportunity Network
A network of angel investors that looks to raise £200k – £2m, linking high net-worth and qualified investors to companies with high-growth potential. The stake taken by investors in these deals averaged 26.6% at a £1.74m pre-money valuation*.
Wyvern Seed Fund
Associated with the University of Bristol and working closely with the Business Acceleration programme at the SETsquared Partnership, the angel group invests up to a value of £500k.
* Starred statistics kindly provided by Beauhurst.