Dorset Business Angels

Our vision is to create a Business Angel network for the Bournemouth, Poole, Christchurch and Dorset area for investors which will provide growth capital to fund innovative start-up and first stage businesses. It’s time to a develop the exciting digital, media and technology skills in the area with innovative funding, injection of skills and use of sponsorship facilitated by the Dorset Business Angels. The team will work with key commercial, educational, innovation and local partners. Dorset Business Angels are registered members of the UK Business Angels Association, the national trade association representing angel and early stage investment in the UK. This membership benefits includes:
  • Access deal flow, regular exchange between investors and those engaged in the angel finance market
  • Access to Government(s), key opinion and decision makers
  • Raising awareness and promoting angel investment
  • Promoting good practice and establishing industry standards
  • As a resource of information, expertise, market intelligence, key trends for both investors, entrepreneurs and their advisers.
Dorset Business Angels then passes all this both directly and via events to its members. Join now to enjoy these benefits. The Vision of Dorset Business Angels Our vision is to create a Business Angel network for the Bournemouth, Poole, Christchurch and Dorset area for investors which will provide growth capital to fund innovative start-up and first stage businesses. It’s time to a develop the exciting digital, media and technology skills in the area with innovative funding, injection of skills and use of sponsorship facilitated by the Dorset Business Angels. The team will work with key commercial, educational, innovation and local partners. How it Works The business plans introduced are from our investor network, from another Angel network, from local banks, local accountants or legal firms or advisors. Values may range from £50k upwards however this is only a guideline. Investors usually have a portfolio of ten or more investments to maximise opportunities and manage risk, investing with others into the businesses. A lead investor may act as sponsor, often initiating the due diligence. And although our ambitions for Dorset are big, the investments individuals make can be be smaller than you think (£5-10K). Due Diligence Proposals will have been reviewed by our screening committee. Tax Incentives EIS and SEIS tax incentives will be provided where possible. Social and Networking Angel networks are an excellent source of business networking. Commercial Collaboration, Mentoring and Training To assist companies raising money, investors and reduce risk, Dorset Business Angels has already initiated collaboration across a wide range of commercial and business groups including further education, the major banks, local accountancy groups and strategic partners.

Additional Information

Website http://dorsetbusinessangels.co.uk/
Investor Type Angel Groups
Services Provided Live Pitch Presentations
Investment Stage Start-Up, Early Stage VC
Investment Opportunities Yes
Regions Covered South West, Thames Valley, Wales
Investment Range £150k - £250k, £250k - £500k, £500k - £1m
Sectors Considered Advertising and Publishing, Aerospace and Defence, Automobile and Transport, Business Products and Services, Clean Tech and Eco Innovation, Computing and Electronics, Consumer and e-commerce, Consumer Technology, Creative Arts and Entertainment, Digital Media and Content, Fashion and Design, Fin Tech, Financial and Professional Services, Food and Drink, Healthcare, Med Tech and Digital Health, Internet of Things, Life Sciences, Logistics and Distribution, Materials and Manufacturing, Mobile and Telecoms, Renewables and Energy, Retail, Social Impact
No. of opportunities selected each year 25-30
Company Success Fee 5% of funds raised
Investor Membership Fee £75

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