£2.5bn was invested under the EIS scheme last year

But for most ventures, equity is the only viable sources of funding. Most grants also require an equity match and there are very few debt options for pre-profit businesses.

Source: HMRC official statistics

Angels bring invaluable expertise

Not only do private investors provide one of the only sources of funding for startups and scaleups, they also bring a wide variety of experience and insight to their portfolio companies.

Source: UKBAA & BBB research 2017

But 69% of angels invest in their own home region

Most investors prefer to invest no more than an hour or two’s drive away, especially if they are looking to take a more active involvement.

Source: UKBAA & BBB research 2017

50.2% of all equity investments in London

Despite the explosion of tech clusters across the UK, London and the South East continue to dominate the equity investment ecosystem. This divide is only set to grow.

Source: Beauhurst’s The Deal 2022

So… we’re creating infrastructure

That will stimulate equity investment right across the UK.

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