The UK Business Angels Association (UKBAA) is the national trade association representing angel and early stage investment. Angel investing is part of a £1.5 billion EIS investment market in the UK – the single largest source of early stage capital in this country. The Angel community in the UK is fast-growing and also very diverse, reflecting a range of different investment models and approaches.

UKBAA’s members include angel networks, syndicates, individual investors, early stage VCs, equity crowdfunding platforms, accelerators as well as professional advisers and intermediaries.

The UK Business Angels Association connects all those involved in the angel investment market with a view to ensuring a coherent ecosystem for financing the growth of start-up and early stage businesses. The UKBAA’s Core Focus and Service Offering covers the following key areas:

The Voice of the Angel Investment Community

Representing the views and interests of the angel investment community to government, opinion formers and business leaders at national and international level, ensuring a favourable climate for the continuing support and growth of the angel market.

Raising Awareness and Promoting the Asset Class

Raising awareness and promoting angel investment as an asset class for individuals with the financial capability and business experience to invest in the growth of early stage businesses.

Promoting Good Practice and Establishing Standards

UKBAA recognises the importance of quality standards and increasing professionalism in the angel market, includingthe provision of training and skills for new Angels , offering access through bespoke workshops and a new e learning framework. As a trade body we are also developing a new Angel Qualification to enable Angels to be recognised for their experience and competence in the market.

A Resource of Market Intelligence and Information

Providing market intelligence on key trends and new developments to improve knowledge and data about the angel market Including access to latest research and data on the market.

Connecting and Convening all Key players in the Angel Ecosystem

Enabling opportunities for all members of the angel community to meet and share experience. Organising conferences as well as sector and regional events in addition to the Annual Angel Investment Awards.

A Marketplace for Access to Quality Deal flow and Deal Sharing

Creating an environment to support access to quality deal flow, includinga new online marketplace for UKBAA members to share and refer deals.

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