UKBAA Angel Investment Awards 2023 – find out who the winners are

Mary McKenna

The UKBAA Angel Investment Awards 2023 took place at Illuminate at The Science Museum in London on Thursday 6th July 2023.

The evening brought together 400 key players in the early-stage ecosystem to celebrate the outstanding achievements of angels, early stage VCs and the innovators they back! Over the course of the evening the winners of our 16 categories were announced and attendees enjoyed a superb three-course meal.

The headline sponsor for this year’s awards was British Business Investments, who we’d like to say a huge thanks to for their continuing support.

Find out who won what below:

Angel Group of the Year (sponsored by Michelmores)

Par Equity

Best Investment in Sustainable Innovation 

Advanced Electric Machines backed by Par Equity, Northstar Ventures & individual investors 

Best Investment in Diversity & Deep Tech (sponsored by Digital Catapult)

Neuro XR

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

Louisa Cilenti for her investment in OceaniumLtd 

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

concrete4change backed by Sustainable Ventures

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

Alto Vita

Accelerator of the Year (sponsored by Paragon)


Best Legal Team for Early Stage Deals


Most Active Investor in the Regions (sponsored by HSBC Innovation Banking)

SFC Capital

Exit of the Year (sponsored by British Business Investments)

Odin Vision backed by AI Seed 

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

Claire Trant founder of Untap

Creative Screen Innovator of the Year (sponsored by Creative Enterprise)


Investment in Diversity Champion (sponsored by Innovate UK)

Marla Shapiro

Deep Tech Investment of the Year (sponsored by Royal Academy of Engineering Enterprise Hub)


Seed VC of the Year (sponsored by RW Blears)

Green Angel Syndicate

Angel Investor of the Year (sponsored by ACF Investors)

Mary McKenna


Find out more about the awards and all of the finalists at https://ukbaa.org.uk/awards/.


By UKBAA 10 Jul 2023