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UKBAA Angel Investment Awards 2022 – find out who the winners are

The UKBAA Angel Investment Awards took place last night (Thursday 7th July 2022) at Illuminate at the Science Museum in London.

Our first in-person awards since 2019, the evening recognized the incredible contribution that entrepreneurs make to the UK’s economy and the vital role that angels and other key investors play in bringing much-needed finance and support to enable businesses to achieve their growth ambitions.

You can watch our highlight reel at the top of this article and find out who won what below:

Accelerator of the Year (Sponsored by Oxford Capital)

Recognising the accelerator with the most dynamic and innovative programme of support for early stage founders.

WINNER: Digital Health London

Angel Investor of the Year (Sponsored by ACF Investors)

Recognising the most active and impactful angel investor backing start-up and early stage UK businesses, bringing not only vital risk capital, but significant added value to support the growth and success of their portfolio.

WINNER: Andrea Sinclair

Angel Group of the Year (Sponsored by Seedrs)

Recognising the most active and impactful angel group in the UK, making not only a significant number of investments during the past year, but bringing strong added value to support the growth and success of their portfolio.

WINNER: NorthInvest

Best Investment in Sustainable Innovation (Sponsored by Cazenove Capital)

Recognising an early-stage business that has accessed equity investment to develop an innovative solution to the challenges of sustainability.

WINNER: Nature Metrics

Best Legal Team for Early Stage Deals (Sponsored by Paragon)

Recognising the legal firm that is making a significant impact on the ecosystem during the past year, both through actively supporting angel and early stage investment deals and bringing real added value to the investment process.

WINNER: Michelmores

Best Woman-Led Investment in Innovation (Sponsored by British Business Investments)

This Award recognises the role taken by a woman investor in backing a highly innovative growth-focused business and who has brought not only risk capital, but significant added value to support the further growth and scale of the business. Both the Female investor(s) and entrepreneur are recognised and awarded.

WINNER: Dr Pamela Walker for her investment in Bea Fertility

Creative Screen Innovator of the Year (Sponsored by Creative England/Creative Enterprise)

Recognising the exceptional leadership of a founder or co-founders of a creative screen-based business.

WINNER: Covatic

Deep Tech Investment of the Year (Sponsored by Catapult Digital)

Recognising the investors and founders that are pioneering deep technologies like AI, machine learning, IoT and robotics to achieve fundamental breakthroughs to global challenges.

WINNER: Glaia, backed by SHAKE Climate Change, Innovate UK, Green Angel Syndicate and The Yield Lab Europe

Exit of the Year (Sponsored by British Business Investments)

Recognising the most exciting exit by an early stage investor in the last 12 months as a result of backing an innovating UK entrepreneur.

WINNER: Arachnys

Hard Tech Investment of the Year (Sponsored by Innovate UK)

Recognising the founders and early stage investors whose disruptive innovations in research-intensive and capital-intensive sectors such as health & life sciences, engineering and manufacturing are driving the future economy

WINNER: PearBio

High Growth Woman Founder of the Year (Sponsored by CMS)

Recognising the exceptional leadership of a woman founder or co-founder of a high growth business.

WINNER: Rayna Patel, Founder of Vine Health

Investment in Diversity Champion (Sponsored by Innovate UK)

Recognising a key individual in the UK early-stage investment ecosystem that is taking a leadership role in breaking down barriers for access to equity investment for founders from diverse backgrounds, including women founders, Black and ethnic minority founders, or other overlooked groups.

WINNER: Dama Sathianathan

Most Active Investor in the Regions (Sponsored by Advanced Propulsion Centre UK)

Recognising the most active and impactful investor in leading entrepreneurs from across the UK’s regions.

WINNER: Par Equity

Scale Up Team of the Year (Sponsored by Mathys & Squire)

Recognising the most active and dynamic entrepreneurial team who, through strong leadership and teamwork, have achieved fast growth and scale of their highly innovative business.

WINNER: Cera

Seed VC of the Year (Sponsored by 24 Haymarket)

Recognising the most active and impactful early stage fund in the UK, bringing investment and support to build and scale their investee businesses.

WINNER: Ascension

Tickets are now on sale for the UKBAA Angel Investment Awards 2023 taking place on Thursday 6th July 2023 at Illuminate at the Science Museum in London. Find out more at https://ukbaa.org.uk/awards/

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By UKBAA 08 Jul 2022