What is the Centre of Excellence?

Angel investment is the most significant source of early-stage risk capital for innovating growth businesses. Angels bring not only equity funding, but access to business experience, strategic advice, contacts and links to support and nurture early-stage growth.

The Centre of Excellence is designed to support new and experienced Angels with the tools they need to back fantastic founders across the UK. From helping you begin your investing journey through to running your own Angel Group, this resource hub contains all of the information you need to succeed. With informative guides, downloadable materials and videos featuring key players from the early-stage ecosystem, the Centre of Excellence is an essential tool to help you with every aspect of your journey.

Investing Basics

Explore angel investing starting from what it means to be an angel to how to go about backing innovators and honing your skills. Work through a series of informative guides and videos to help you learn the basics as you embark on your angel investing journey.

Tools and guides

Once you’ve learned the basics, it’s time to step up your knowledge and deep dive into the documents you’ll need on your investing journey. Explore the key legal documents, understand how to develop your own cap table and find out how to create a post-investment strategy.

Webinars & Library

Watch a series of in-depth webinars featuring leading lights of the early-stage ecosystem as they share their experience and advice. Whether it’s doing your first deal or exploring regional imbalances, we’ve got a wealth of content to aid your learning. We’ve also got a growing library of recommended reading to elevate your knowledge even further.

Recently added content

Investment opportunities in digital tech

Join Jessica Rushworth, Chief Strategy and Policy Officer at Digital Catapult as she explore the ins and outs of investing in digital tech and where the major opportunities for innovation and disruption are.

What a Shifting UK Political Landscape Means for Angels

Join Alasdair Murray, KPMG’s Director of External Affairs and tax specialist Charlotte Alderman, Senior Manager at KPMG as they share their views on what the future might have in store for our industry.

The changes to R&D tax credits and what investors need to know

Leo French, R&D Manager at Gerald Edelman dives into how tax credits work for founders, the impact of recent updates to the scheme and future changes that are on the horizon.

What is ESG investing?

What is ESG, or Environmental, Social, and Governance investing? We take a look and outline the main challenges and strategies.

ESG Investing, from niche to mainstream

Join Yannis Salavopoulos, Managing Director, CAPITALS Circle Group and get an insight view in ESG Investing Market Trends & Strategies from the angel perspective.

Understanding financials

Need helping understanding financials and financial models? Check out our brand new dedicated section, which explains everything you need to know.

How to access the Centre of Excellence


The Centre of Excellence is a resource hub that’s available only for UKBAA members. If you’re an existing member, you simply just need to log into the site and you’ll get immediate access.

Please note that if you are a subscriber of the UKBAA site, that is not the same as being a member. The Centre of Excellence is not accessible by subscribers, only paying members of UKBAA.

Become a Member

Join our community of leading early-stage investors, and get access to the Centre of Excellence as well as a whole host of fantastic benefits that will help you build lasting relationships across the industry.

From Seed to Series A, UKBAA’s members include angel groups, VCs, corporates, individual investors, investment platforms, accelerators and intermediaries. Become a member of the UKBAA and be recognised for the important role you play in supporting and backing entrepreneurial growth from start-up to scale-up.

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