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The UKBAA acts as a centre of research for the early-stage investment industry, gathering crucial data and insights that affect grounded, supportive policy decisions from key industry stakeholders.

If you are looking to conduct research on our industry, or want to share your own analyses, contact us to see how we can support your work.

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Download the UK Business Angel Market 2020 report

The report reveals that angel investors across the UK are continuing to invest in early stage businesses.

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Industry reports

From sector-specific reports to wider deep dives into the ecosystem, we’ve collected a series of reports and research that outline the UK angel investment market and the challenges and opportunities that exist.

Creative Industries Report 2021
Creative Industries Report 2021

The Future of the Creative Economy in the North of England: Spotlight on Greater Manchester.

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Seeding to Succeed
Seeding to Succeed

In collaboration with SFC Capital, Beauhurst has analysed seed-stage investment in the UK’s high-growth ecosystem

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UK Immersive Tech: VC Investment Report
UK Immersive Tech: VC Investment Report

The ‘UK Immersive Tech: VC Investment Report’ features 31 highly innovative, fast-growing immersive tech ventures that have already raised significant amounts of VC and Angel investment.

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Small Business Equity Tracker 2021
Small Business Equity Tracker 2021

This report provides an in-depth assessment of equity finance for smaller businesses.

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The Future UK Tech Built
The Future UK Tech Built

Tech Nation’s report focuses on what’s next for UK tech; the challenges that are being faced by stakeholders in the ecosystem; and how scaling companies have the potential to build back in a way that delivers benefit for everyone.

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The Deal
The Deal

Beauhurst reports on equity investment in the UK in 2020.

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UK Private Debt Research Report
UK Private Debt Research Report

This report marks a seminal moment in the development of the Private Debt market in the UK, and the BVCA is delighted to support the British Business Bank in its publication.

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Capital Behind Venture 2020
Capital Behind Venture 2020

Mountside Ventures has released their Capital Behind Venture report, which provided insights from over 60 Limited Partners / Family Offices who invest in European VCs.

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COVID-19 Business Impact - 6 months on
COVID-19 Business Impact - 6 months on

Understanding the impact of COVID-19 on ambitious UK businesses.

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British Business Bank’s Small Business Equity Tracker 2020
British Business Bank’s Small Business Equity Tracker 2020

The Small Business Equity Tracker 2020 report provides an in-depth picture of equity finance for smaller businesses.

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Accelerating Innovation - Investing the UK Automotive Sector 2020
Accelerating Innovation - Investing the UK Automotive Sector 2020

Prospedia Capital and Beauhurst have studied the investment flowing into early and growth-stage companies serving the UK’s burgeoning advanced automotive technology sector.

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The Future of Growth Capital
The Future of Growth Capital

The report stresses that closing the emerging £15bn gap will provide opportunities for aiding the UK’s economic recovery post-Covid, generating future prosperity and boosting regional economies, productivity, innovation and internationalism.

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Supporting UK Economic Recovery
Supporting UK Economic Recovery

The scale and complexity of Covid-19 has brought about some of the most challenging economic conditions the country has ever encountered.

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The Scaleup Index 2019
The Scaleup Index 2019

In partnership with The ScaleUp Institute, Beauhurst has examined 5,456 unique scaleup businesses. They’ve analysed everything from investments, investors and growth rate demographics, to geographical distribution, founders and executives.

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The UK Business Angel Market Report (2018)
The UK Business Angel Market Report (2018)

The British Business Bank has a mission to improve finance markets for smaller UK businesses. As part of that mission, it works to enhance the business angel eco-system across the country.

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Investing in Screen-focused businesses - The Angels' Perspective
Investing in Screen-focused businesses - The Angels' Perspective

To help us understand what are the barriers and opportunities for investing in these sectors, we have carried out a survey among our community.

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Diversity & Inclusion

There are long-standing challenges around diversity in the investment market here in the UK, in terms of entrepreneurs’ access to finance and the whole investment base. In this section we’ve gathered the latest data and reports, which emphasise the importance and impact of a diverse ecosystem.

The Cornerstone Report: Access to Venture Capital
The Cornerstone Report: Access to Venture Capital

Founder journeys and the barriers to inclusive investment.

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Alone, Together - entrepreneurship and diversity in the UK
Alone, Together - entrepreneurship and diversity in the UK

The UK has 5.9 million small and medium sized businesses (SMEs), started and run by a great many entrepreneurs.

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Impact of COVID-19 on Black and Ethnic Minority-led businesses
Impact of COVID-19 on Black and Ethnic Minority-led businesses

The Covid-19 crisis has had a devastating impact not only on people’s lives but also on many parts of the UK economy.

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Diversity wins: how inclusion matters
Diversity wins: how inclusion matters

In the COVID-19 crisis, diversity and inclusion matter more than ever.

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Ethnic Diversity Enriching Business Leadership
Ethnic Diversity Enriching Business Leadership

An update report from The Parker Review.

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Women Founders & Investors

Over the last few years, we have identified the distinct challenges faced by women in the investment ecosystem, from the disproportionately low level of representation of women seeking to angel invest, to the disparity in access to finance faced by women-led teams. In this section you can access the latest reports and research in this area.

Investing in Women Code - Annual Progress Report 2021
Investing in Women Code - Annual Progress Report 2021

The Investing in Women Code is a commitment to support the advancement of female entrepreneurship in the United Kingdom by improving female entrepreneurs’ access to tools, resources and finance.

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The Alison Rose Review of Female Entrepreneurship
The Alison Rose Review of Female Entrepreneurship

The goal of the Rose Review is to tap the huge unrealised economic potential of female entrepreneurs.

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The Barriers and Opportunities for Women Angel Investing in Europe
The Barriers and Opportunities for Women Angel Investing in Europe

The aim of this research was to understand the common characteristics and drivers of women who do invest and to understand the barriers and challenges for women who do not invest.

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Funding to the Female Founders
Funding to the Female Founders

Crunchbase has been tracking the growth of companies with female founders since early 2015.

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Women entrepreneurs: Developing collaborative ecosystems for success
Women entrepreneurs: Developing collaborative ecosystems for success

This report considers the reasons for the apparent disparity between men and women-led SME businesses.

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