Policy & Research
Access important research reports and policy updates on the early stage investment ecosystem
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.
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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.
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.Download
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.
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.
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.
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.Download
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.Login or Register to access this download
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.Download
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.Download
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.Download
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.
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
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.Download
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.