Henley Business Angels

HBA is an investor network based at the University of Reading which aims to support businesses started by entrepreneurs who either graduated from the University, are connected with the University including the Henley Business School or are based in the Thames Valley area by providing opportunity for members of the network to invest in these new business ventures. HBA will function around regular evening meetings of members and its website, through which it will provide access to resources for start-up businesses, dedicated pages for investor members and entrepreneurs, useful links and news & publications.

Check out this introductory video, explaining the benefits of getting involved with HBA.

Regular evening meetings will feature:

  • Investment pitches of up to 5 carefully screened new business ventures
  • High profile guest speakers, chosen in advance from among the HBA members
  • A drinks reception allowing members to meet each other and entrepreneurs to arrange follow up meetings

  • Website

    Through its website, HBA will:

    • Provide an online portal for entrepreneurs to submit executive summaries and business plans for review and selection for presentation at its regular meetings
    • Offer information for investor members and entrepreneurs, news and publications

    Additional Information

    Investor Type Angel Groups
    Services Provided Live Pitch Presentations
    Investment Stage Seed, Start-Up
    Investment Opportunities Yes
    Regions Covered All
    Investment Range Less than £150k, £150k - £250k
    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 HBA will meet regularly to receive presentations from up to 5 entrepreneurs per meeting.
    Company Initial Fee None
    Company Success Fee 3% + VAT (as applicable)
    Investor Membership Fee £300 + VAT (as applicable)

    Contact Details

    Henley Business Angels
    Jurek Sikorski
    Director of HBA Ltd

    Jurek.sikorski@henley.ac.uk

    0118 378 8188

    www.henleybusinessangels.com

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