Tomorrow is our next online pitching event and we are really looking forward to seeing 4 great businesses pitch to hopefully secure funding and support from one of angels.

If you haven’t registered with us yet, register here to be added to our events mailing list –

We hope to see a lot of you tomorrow!


Last week Martin Avison travelled to London to take part in the UK Space Agency Entrepreneurial Spark Exotopic bootcamp, as one of their investment experts.

Martin attended a range of different sessions and also held his own. He met and spoke with some great people in the industry, and really enjoyed the two days.


“I have been very impressed. The platform is great, the support and communication from you and your colleagues has been great. Martin has been brilliant and has really helped me define the business direction. I wish I had heard about you sooner” – Darren E.

Thank you, we love receiving feedback from our SMEs and angels! If you have attended an event recently, please leave us some feedback via email, Google or social media.

With the end of the tax year fast approaching, we are seeing an increase in investors looking to use up their SEIS/EIS allowances. We are also getting a lot of applications from businesses looking for investment, so it’s been a busy start to 2024!

If you an angel investor looking to invest or a business looking for investment then we would be delighted to hear from you. We run multiple pitching events each month – both online and in-person, so we are always looking for exciting high growth businesses and investors seeking opportunities.


After a very successful pitching event last week in Leeds, we are now heading in to due diligence to take a deeper look at each business.

One of the businesses we saw pitch with us was Aagrah Foods, who bought along a selection of their products for our angels to try – they were a huge hit, and tasted amazing!

We wish all our businesses every success in the next steps!


We are now heading in to what is probably our busiest time of the year as the emphasis moves from businesses looking for investment, to investors looking for opportunities to use their tax allowances before the end of the tax year; the 4th of April.

So, have you got an opportunity you would like to pitch to our investors? Register here – and let’s make 2024 your year!

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 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:

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!