Envestors Named ‘Private Investor Network of the Year’ for 3rd Time!
Envestors – the investor network that stands out from the crowd – makes it a triple as top network at Investor Allstars Awards
Envestors, the investor network connecting high-growth companies with equity funding, has been named Private Investor Network of the Year for the third time at the Investor Allstars Awards, the ‘Oscars’ of the venture capital industry. The win comes as Envestors, based in London and Yorkshire with offices in Jersey, Monaco and Dubai, celebrates its 10th year.
The triumph tops a hugely active year in which Envestors raised more than £10 million for UK companies (£21 million with co-investment) in 25 deals. This year Envestors raised £5.5 million for the electric vehicle charging network Chargemaster plc∏ winner of the UK Business Angels Association International Deal of the Year 2014 and a Tech Track 100 company.
Scott Haughton, Chief Operating Officer and co-founder of Envestors, said: “With all the talk about crowdfunding, this is a big endorsement by our peers of our expert mix of qualified corporate finance advice and preparation, experienced private investors with deep pockets and terrific businesses carefully selected by our team. We are different from other equity funders which is why companies and investors come to us.
“Envestors is making major changes as we prepare for our next stage and this award underlines our position as a key player in sourcing UK and international risk capital for growth companies.”
Commenting on Envestors’ award, David Martell, Chief Executive, Chargemaster, said: “It’s been a big year for us and Envestors are a key partner in our growth. They are hugely professional and an excellent catalyst to raise capital.”
Investor Allstars 2014, organised by GrowthBusiness and GP Bullhound, saw 650 leading investors and entrepreneurs gather to celebrate a year of outstanding achievements in the European market. Envestors was chosen for its strengths in sourcing high-quality investment opportunities, attracting and retaining private investors, its ‘best practice’ guidance for members, working relationship with the venture capital community and its fundraising record.