UKBAA Angel Investment Awards success stories – Toucan Ventures discusses the impact of winning One to Watch in 2016


UK Business Angels Association

14 May 2019

There are six days left to submit your nominations for the UKBAA Angel Investment Awards 2019 across 15 categories. As we count down to the nominations deadline, we’ve been speaking to previous award winners to hear their stories.

Rasha Khawaja, the founder and CEO of Toucan ventures, won One to Watch in 2016. Speaking of the win, Rasha says, “We were very lucky and it’s been really fantastic.”

Being marked out as One to Watch and recognised with the award has had a significant impact on Toucan.

“We had a very great impact from this award. Our inbox exploded when we put the wonderful sticker on the bottom of our email. People were asking us questions about it and the UKBAA have been a fantastic support. We’ve been very, very lucky.”

With nominations open for this year’s event, Rasha enthusiastically appeals to other companies to get involved.

“We would definitely advise everyone to come to the UKBAA (awards) and nominate themselves. It’s a fantastic community… a really supportive community.”

Submit your nominations for the UKBAA Angel Investment Awards 2019 at

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