Working with industry-leading partners to create a world-class investment ecosystem
Founders taking part in our entrepreneur investment readiness activities
Early-stage investors engaging across our programmes
Over £20m direct investment into businesses taking part in programme events
Up to 12 pitching events per year with over 120 businesses pitching annually
Our programmes are tailor-made and developed with our partners’ goals in mind. Guided by three core themes of accelerating, educating, and connecting, we seek to build a stronger future for investment. Whether it is delivering one-of-a-kind access to investment support, connecting leading investors with innovators, or support new and experienced angels as they build their network, our programmes a purpose-driven and seek to strengthen the ecosystem.
Connecting innovative entrepreneurs with leading investors
We deliver investment support and have 1-to-1 mentored 360 founders, with an additional 1,500 engaged across 1-to-many sessions.
Mobilise the Future
UKBAA delivers a bespoke investment readiness and training programme to their Technology Developer Accelerator Programme cohort, culminating in an annual demo day, attended by leading investors.Find out more
Amazon Web Services
Amazon Web Services (AWS), the world’s most comprehensive and broadly adopted cloud platform, have teamed up with UKBAA to bring a little support to UKBAA’s investors and the growing start-up community seeking to scale.Find out more
Mayor of London's TechInvest
A 4-year investment programme delivered in partnership with the Mayor of London, to showcase London’s most ground-breaking tech start-up businesses and secure London’s title of global tech leader.Find out more
Creative Enterprise Evolve
In partnership with Creative England and the British Film Institute, UKBAA are working to address the significant market gap that exists for UK screen-focused start-ups seeking to access early-stage investment.Find out more
Institute of Export
As the UK seeks to extend and diversify the ways in which we trade internationally, UKBAA and the IOE&IT have combined forces to spotlight the opportunities for Investing in trade technologies at an annual pitch showcase.Find out more
We are passionate about capacity building through education and training
Form underserved sectors to pulling back the curtain on angel investing as an asset class, we support our partners in in developing one-of-a-kind education-led activities.
Creative Scale Up Programme
Spearheaded by the Department of Culture Media and Sport, the Creative Scale Up programme as designed to boost investment into creative industries businesses in the West Midlands, the West of England and Greater Manchester.
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SETsquared is a global business incubator supporting startups in the UK. Together, we deliver an event series focused on connecting innovators with early-stage investors. Our next event is our Angel Group Symposium, taking place on 19th April 2023.Find out more
In partnership with the Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN), the UKBAA delivered a series of full-day masterclasses on the key market principles to preparing for and securing investment as an early-stage founder.
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Working with key partners in locations across the UK, UKBAA offer a new focal point for the early stage investor community: the Angel Hub. It’s all about supporting local scaleups and startups by increasing investor capacity right across the UK.Find out more
The Effective Angel Investor
Created by UKBAA, The Effective Angel Investor is a one-of-a-kind eLearning programme that brings insights and expertise from 22 leading Angel investors with combined market experience of over 50 years.Find out more
The Angel Investment Accelerator
Funded by Innovate UK and Spearheaded by SETsquared and UKBAA, The Angel Investment Accelerator programme is the first accelerator of its kind – a programme designed by angels, for angels.Find out more
Increasing access to investment and breaking barriers
We support our partners in their efforts to drive investment into innovative founders, whilst also pushing the needle towards a more diverse and equitable investment landscape.
Investing in Women Code
The Investing in Women Code was developed to help identify the barriers that many women founders face in accessing finance. UKBAA is a founding signatory and data collector for the angel investment community.Find out more
Women Backing Women
The Women Backing Women campaign is part of the Women Angel Investment Taskforce, an initiative sprung out of the Alison Rose Review, which seeks to increase the number of women angel investors in the UK.Find out more
Investing in Leading Women Innovators
In partnership with Innovate UK, the UKBAA have developed an ongoing investment initiative aimed at balancing the gender gap that exists in the early stage investment ecosystem.Find out more
Investing in Diversity Guidance
The Angel Investing in Diversity Best Practice Guidance was developed to provide angels with a resource of actions that can be taken to support investment in diversity and strategies for good practice.Find out more
Accelerating growth and driving investment
Whether it’s increasing access to investment, building strong investor networks, or developing a one-of-a-kind workshop or education series, we’re here to help. Get in touch and let’s explore a unique programme to meet your needs.Get in touch
Build your programme with us
If you are looking to connect the dots and build a sustainable investment ecosystem, we’d like to hear from you.
Let us know a bit more about what you’re looking to build and we’ll work with your budget and goals in mind to develop a bespoke programme.