Co Angel Investment
British Business Bank programme: Angel CoFund
Co Angel Investment, funded by the Greater Manchester Combined Authority, is a new innovative service with a focus on early stage co-investment and has been designed to help exciting, high growth businesses access funding from syndicates of sector specific business angels and to leverage this investment where appropriate with co-investment from the British Business Bank’s Angel Co Fund.
Populated by venture capital and fund management professionals, Co understands the issues and strains facing young, growing businesses as they seek to unlock the funding solutions they need to develop and also the requirements and expectations of private investors when evaluating opportunities.
By bringing this experience to focus, Co also assists in preparing businesses and angels to successfully complete the investment process and can call on the partnership with the British Business Bank to provide access to the £100m Angel Co Fund where necessary.
Co provides an end to end investment management service so post investment, the team remain engaged with investee businesses providing mentoring, NED and strategic support services thus ensuring that growth opportunities are realised and capitalised upon, and providing a far more realistic chance of a profitable exit.
The Greater Manchester Combined Authority has funded this service to better facilitate investment early stage deals for businesses, and after a successful launch generated a qualified pipeline in excess of £40m in just a few months and now aims to leverage £10m of investment into businesses in Greater Manchester every year.
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