Investment in health-tech, fin-tech, digital media and cyber on the rise across the North of England
The region’s newest investment arm, NorthInvest, reports significant growth of across the North following a 25% increase in membership.
The new “Angel Hub” run by North Invest, in association with the UKBAA, offers Angels unique accessto high quality co-working spacewhere they can make connections with tech founders and Angels. It’s based at Platform in Leeds which isfast becoming a focal point for the early stage investor community in the Leeds city region.
Within the last six months over 30% of NorthInvest applications have been passed to investors resulting in an uplift in investment throughout the region including into “tech for good” applications.
With a strong focus on empowering female investors, North Invest has welcomed three new female entrepreneurs in the past two weeks and is committed to hosting female-led events during Leeds Digital Week featuring Founding Board Director Helen Oldham and Strategic Advisor Sara Parker. The events offer an opportunity to meet likeminded women investors and entrepreneurs, whilst gaining skills in pitching and seed investment.
Founder, Professor Adam Beaumont, commented, “We are delighted with the amplification we are curating at North Invest, not only of applications for investment, but also the considerable leap in investors looking to engage and fund new tech across the North.
This identifies the need, and the opportunity we have within our cities to place innovation at the heart of what we do, and the ability to make tech for good a reality.”
Helen Oldham said ” We know that creating a network of women investors, alongside our full cohort of Angels, is essential to encouraging female entrepreneurs. The national statistics show that women only make up 14.1% of the total Angel community, *source UKBAA 2015, and we’re determined that the NorthInvest plays a key role in positively influencing this statistic for the better.”
Our womens investor and founder gathering at the Leeds Digital Festival
The Northern Media Summit, hosted by NorthInvest, Isle of Media and Barclays.
Join the Angel Hub :https://www.ukbaa.org.uk/leeds-angel-hub/