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Unlocking angel investment for innovative ideas

The world of angel investment platforms is relatively new to Essex, but it’s an area where the University of Essex is seeing extraordinary growth, in terms of both scale and speed.

In 2020, the University launched a new private equity investment platform focused on state-of-the-art tech.

Angels@Essex has helped nearly 360 businesses to get pitch-ready, registered over 100 investors and secured £19.16m of investment for 38 innovative start-ups across Essex, Suffolk, Cambridgeshire, London and the wider UK region. The platform is attracting overseas funds from the EU, India, Far East and North America, acknowledged by the Scale Up Institute, British Business Bank and the UK Business Angels Association, the investment readiness programme alongside the investor platform is a world class leader.