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UKBAA Angel Investment Awards sponsor ACF Investors highlight what they’re looking for in the ‘Angel of the Year’ award category

George Whitehead

ACF Investors are sponsoring ‘Angel Investor of the Year’ at this year’s UKBAA Angel Investment Awards, which is taking place virtually on 8th June 2021.

ACF Investors manage active co-investment funds that seek to achieve consistent returns by partnering with experienced syndicates of angel investors to help fund and scale early-stage businesses.

We recently held a Friday Focus session with George Whitehead, Partner at ACF Investors, where he shared his thoughts on why their angel co-investment strategy has been so successful and why the investors behind a business can often play a critical part in the future performance of a company.

“If you know some wonderful, brilliant lead angels, please put them forward for the award.”

He also talked about ACF Investors’ new Delta fund, a £30m fund targeted at UK based businesses raising equity rounds or convertible loan notes.

During the session, George also shared this thoughts on what he’ll be looking for in the ‘Angel Investor of the Year’ category. He commented:

“(For the) Angel Investor of the Year award, particularly this year, we wanted to focus on lead angels, so angels who are willing to take that extra leap and go, ‘yeah, I’m the one who’s going to take on the due diligence, and I’m the one who’s going to sit on the board or be involved in the company afterwards’ because they’re very rare. They’re absolutely instrumental to a whole lot of other angels being involved. Those are the people we really want to celebrate this year. If you know some wonderful, brilliant lead angels, please put them forward for the award.”

Submit a nomination for Exit of the Year and the other categories at this year’s UKBAA Angel Investment Awards by going to https://awards.ukbaa.org.uk. The deadline is midnight on 18th April 2021.

Find out more about ACF Investors at https://www.acfinvestors.com.

By UKBAA15 Apr 2021