Angel Investors
in the UK

Angel Investors
in the UK

Understanding your target audience is important for any business, regardless of what you sell, or the service you provide.
 
It helps determine how you position your product or service, where you look for new customers and how you approach them.
 
If you’re looking for Angel Investment, you’ll need to find an Angel, pitch to them and forge a relationship with them too, so it helps to know what they look like, where they operate and what they’re interested in, which is why this infographic may be of interest.
 
Our infographic pulls together some of the headline facts and figures from the largest ever survey into UK Business Angels, with more than 650 Angels answering questions about their investment activity in 2016/17.
 
We’ve focused on the information that may help you, including statistics around the impact UK Angels have on the economy, the sectors they’re most active in and the amounts they typically invest.
 
Read the full report here.

Angel Investors in the UK 2016/2017 Angel-backed businesses had a turnover of £9bn What do Angel investors contribute to the UK economy? What does a typical Angel investor look like? Where are Angels based in the UK? of UK Angels hold their investment for more than six years Angel-backed businesses contributed to Gross Domestic Product (GDP) Angel-backed businesses created full-time equivalent jobs in the UK £4.5bn 69,700 1 They’re most likely to live in London 2 They’re aged 52 3 They have eight years of investment experience 4 The median initial investment is £25,000 5 The median follow-on investment is £7,500 6 They typically spend 1.6 days per week in the new business they have invested in 7 They hold their investment for six years typically 8 They make use of the EIS and SEIS scheme based in London and the South East 57% South West 6% North West 5% East of England 5% Wales 4% Northen Ireland 1% Scotland 8% What sectors do UK Angels invest in most? invest inHealthcare 27% invest inLife Sciences 26% invest inFintech 25% invest inSoftware as a Service 24% How old are UK Angel investors? How often and how much do UK Angels invest? of UK Angels invest in between one and five companies 69% of UK Angels invested The median investment amount for UK Angels is in more than 10 companies 7% £25,000 41% however invested more in 2016/17 than they did the year before. aged 45 or over 75% 21% aged 65 or over 16% aged 35-44 9% aged 18-34 40% of Angel investments are part of a Syndicate 79% The British Business Bank, a UK government owned business development bank, has created the Finance Your Growth information hub to help growing businesses access finance information and learn more about the different options available to them. The above infographic is for illustrative purposes only and does not constitute financial or other advice. Your journey to finance may differ from what is outlined above depending on the parties involved. British Business Bank plc and its subsidiary entities are not banking institutions and do not operate as such. © British Business Bank plc April 2018.The British Business Bank is not authorised or regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) or the Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA). www.financeyourgrowth.co.uk thehub@british-business-bank.co.uk Brought to you by