Minerva Business Angel Network

The Minerva Business Angel Network was formed by The University of Warwick Science Park in 1994 as part of an Access to Finance programme aimed primarily at stimulating the growth of innovation-led businesses in any commercial sector. In addition to a large database of over 150 investors Minerva also operate 5 Investor groups who meet every month and are located in Coventry, Wolverhampton and Malvern Science Parks. Although known for its specialisation in technology and knowledge based businesses including university led spin out opportunities, Minerva will work across all sector and at all stages of growth in raising start-up and development capital from its business angels, venture capital funds, banks and corporate investors. The investor groups meet on different days of the month when approved applicant companies have the opportunity to present to all the groups. Minerva will assist in identifying the package of funding required, make any appropriate introduction to other funders and both help the company prepare its presentation and organise follow up interest. We will also help new to investing Angels with investor workshops and actively encourage involvement by Angels in assessing proposals.

Additional Information

Website http://www.minerva.uk.net
Investor Type Angel Groups
Services Provided Live Pitch Presentations
Investment Stage Start-Up, Early Stage VC
Investment Opportunities Yes
Regions Covered East Midlands, Thames Valley, West Midlands, Yorkshire
Investment Range £150k - £250k, £250k - £500k, £500k - £1m, £1m - £3m
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
Company Initial Fee please change to £100 Registration fee plus £50 per presentation (max 5 presentations)
Company Success Fee 5%
Investor Membership Fee £80 + VAT to join one of the syndicates

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