Highlights and insights from UKBAA Angel Investment Summit 2016 published in new report
The UK angel and early-stage investment community is ambitiously optimistic in the wake of the Brexit result, with no significant indicators of a slowdown in dealflow and a leading position in the global economy. Now more than ever, though, we must shift our focus to developing international networks, celebrating UK business successes, and supporting the transition from startup to scale-up. These were some of the takeaway messages from the UKBAA Angel Investment Summit 2016, one of our flagship events, which was held in Canada House, Trafalgar Square, on 1st November. The report presents highlights from the event, where 40 thought leaders and over 200 delegates gathered to discuss the early-stage investment ecosystem and how to progress at a time of such uncertainty.
Find out what are believed to be the key opportunities and challenges the industry faces according to the likes of Brent Hoberman, Co-founder of Lastminute.com, Made.com and Founders Factory; Sherry Coutu CBE, Founder and Chair of the Scale-Up Institute; Gerard Grech, CEO of Tech City UK; and Lara Morgan, founder of Pacific Direct and Company Shortcuts. Be it hiring “people with a few grey hairs”, as suggested by Anne Glover CBE, Co-founder and CEO of Amadeus Capital Partners, or recognising the UK’s investors and entrepreneurs as global players, this Summit report highlights the key steps that need to be taken to support the sustained growth of the angel and early-stage investment space.
Read the report here.