We are delighted to partner with UKBAA for the Early-Stage Investment Summit!

The event taking place on the 29th December in Manchester will is tailored specifically for the investment community seeking high-potential investment opportunities in cutting-edge industries. This summit brings together industry leaders, seasoned investors, and promising startups to facilitate meaningful discussions, explore new trends, and foster connections.

Join us at the Early-Stage Investment Summit and be at the forefront of the investment landscape. This is an opportunity to gain unique insights, forge valuable connections, and secure investments in high-growth potential ventures.

To Secure complimentary tickets please visit https://shorturl.at/tISX5 We look forward to welcoming you to this exclusive event where investors and entrepreneurs come together to shape the future of early-stage investments.


We are so pleased to have completed the funding for Vivida, the pioneering lifestyle brand providing award-winning eco-conscious clothing, water, and adventure wear!

Vivida is a pioneering lifestyle brand rooted in connection, nature, wellbeing & adventure; powered by award-winning eco-conscious clothing. A UK-based company with a global brand and global community.Vivida designs, distributes and sells differentiated and sustainable clothing that has built a reputation for best-in-class function-meets-fashion design, with amazing quality and excellent sustainability credentials, at a fair price point.

Vivida Lifestyle, Founder and CEO, David Harris-Burland commented on the investment “This was my first time pitching in real life to a room of angel investors – and it was a fantastic experience that I’ve learned a lot from. I’m really pleased with the quality of angels that have joined us for the exciting journey ahead as we build on our strengths and take Vivida the distance.”

Martin Avison, Founder of angelgroups stated “We see our role as supporting such high-growth, ambitious founders and they don’t come much more ambitious than David. We wish him and everyone involved every success!”


We’re excited to announce that we’re #hiring!

If you or someone you know might be interested in joining our growing team, please send them our way. Thank you in advance.

For more details please see our LinkedIn advert here!

#recruitment #hiringnow #growingtheteam

Our next Angel educational event – The Good, the Bad and the Exit is happening next week.

At this event, we will have several of our Angel members discussing their experiences of investing into high growth companies.

We will have investors who will be sharing their positive experiences where investments have gone (and continue to go) really well. Then we will hear from investors who have encountered some less than ideal investment scenarios (with learning points!). Finally we will hear from a recently exited investor who will share their success story.

You still have time to register. If you are not yet registered as an investor with angelgroups, you can register here to receive our event invitations: https://lnkd.in/e2SyeiAC

We can’t wait to see you all next week!

Anyone who has worked with angelgroups will have spoken to Amber at some point! Amber has worked in the business for over 7 years and after initially joining in a marketing and events capacity, she was promoted into a managerial role covering operations and marketing. Amber is the glue that binds everything together and has now taken on the responsibility of our own SaaS solution – more news on that to follow.

Amber is from a military background and this experience has served her and angelgroups well, as Amber continues to develop new systems and processes for the business; which will include managing the companies transition into being Appointed Representatives – busy times.

The company has great plans for Amber and high expectations, after all, she is a shareholder.

Today we are in Leeds for our November in-person pitching event.

We have four great businesses pitching with us and we wish them all good luck. As the pitches are well underway, we want to thank our SME’s for pitching with us and our partners over at Brewin Dolphin for hosting us.

We hope for a very successful day!

Meet the team!

As angelgroups continues to grow we thought it would be great to re-introduce the team. Starting with a spotlight on the founder, Martin Avison.

Many of you will have met Martin before either at one of the pitching sessions or through many different investment or funding events. Martin started angelgroups in the summer of 2015. He started out as a design illustrator but moved on to sales and marketing, before finding a gap in the market to help fund SME businesses and that is where angelgroups began.

Martin has a wealth of experience and is an expert in the field of all things investment, investor readiness, SME’s, pitching, and so much more!

AI event alert!

In our November online pitch event we have a guest speaker bringing us a session on Artificial Intelligence. ‘Understanding AI’ will bring an insight into the world of AI as an ever-growing sector, helping to understand SME businesses looking for funding in this area.

You still have time to register. If you are not yet registered as an investor with angelgroups, you can register HERE to receive our event invitations.

We can’t wait to see you all next week!

We have some exciting events coming up before the end of the year that we can’t wait to share with you all.

After receiving feedback from our angels, we have decided to put on some events that we know they will be interested in.

Investors – keep your eyes peeled for more details heading in to your inbox in the next few days and if you aren’t already part of angelgroups, register HERE to attend our events.

Earlier this month we headed into Leeds for one of our in person pitching sessions.

We got the chance to speak to some of the founders prior to their pitch. We loved speaking with the founders to see what they had learnt from the process, how they were feeling, their hopes from the pitch and any tips they had for future founders.

Here is one of the interviews with Jake Barlow, CEO from Property Store talking about his experience.

If you are considering investment for your business contact us today.

Earlier this week, Beauhurst released their latest report on Diverse Founders in Advanced Digital Technology, where they looked into founder diversity in the UK tech ecosystem.

Beauhurst highlights many areas of differences with regards to gender, age, ethnicity, nationality, and educational background. There are some eye-opening statistics.

The research they conducted in 2022 revealed that over 70% of total equity investment across all five digital tech areas was secured by all-male founder companies. In addition, they found that the median age of founders didn’t affect the equity investment. There was also an increase in investment into mixed nationality founding teams.

Beauhurst goes into detail within each diversity section, giving a larger insight of what is happening in the sector.

You can read the full report HERE.

Wow, what a great day we had in Leeds yesterday for our first in-person pitching session of the month! A huge thank you to the 4 businesses that pitched with us and our Angels that attended. We were delighted to see such a wide range of SME businesses, including CROSSIP who bought along some tasters of their award winning non-alcoholic spirits.

With great feedback from the Angels, its now on to the due diligence sessions where the investors will dive deeper into the business opportunities. If you are looking to join an angel group as an investor or a business looking for investment, take a look at here for more information.

Our next pitching session in Leeds is early November, where we will see more businesses pitching for funding.

A special thank you to BDO for hosting us.

A great day had by all.