Surrey 100 Club

The University of Surrey 100 Club is the South East’s leading Angel Investment Network. Building on its experience in coaching entrepreneurial startups and its close ties to the Surrey Research Park, (its start-up business incubation and support network), the Surrey 100 Club brings together angel investors and high quality, high potential startup businesses from Surrey Incubation, the world renowned SETsquared Partnership and more widely across the UK. Charging  companies no fees to participate and taking no share of any investments made means the Surrey 100 is somewhat unique in terms of investment clubs. Carefully coaching and selecting early-stage businesses from a number of sectors, the focus is on showcasing to members an exciting range of opportunities to invest in tomorrow’s success stories. Founded in 2007, the Surrey 100 Club has an impressive track record in helping dynamic and innovative businesses to grow. Having started by leveraging the University's wealth of resource and its contacts in the local entrepreneurial and investment community it has gone from strength-to-strength, helping companies raise over £30 million and creating/protecting in excess of 560 jobs. Despite an uncertain economic climate, nearly 95% of the companies selected to pitch to the 100 Club’s investors have secured funding, and/or continue to be ongoing businesses within SETsquared. With the appointment of the current President, Michael Queen, the Club has entered a new phase of development, and at the moment is welcoming high net-worth individuals as new members. Michael was formerly Chief Executive of 3i Group plc, where he drove growth through the founding of 3i Infrastructure plc before retiring in 2012 after 25 years. The Club meets five evenings per year at which, on average, six high quality investment opportunities are presented.  Whilst the majority take place at the University of Surrey in Guildford, a high level of member interest in a London event, and the subsequent success of the inaugural  one in 2014, has paved the way for further events there in 2015 and beyond.

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Investor Type Angel Groups
Services Provided Live Pitch Presentations
Does this organisation invest or provide business funding? Yes
Investment Stage Start-Up, Early Stage VC
Investment Opportunities Yes
Regions Covered National
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
Investor Membership Fee £350 + VAT

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