Welcome to Henley Business Angels

HBA, which operates from Henley Business School at the University of Reading, is a network of experienced business leaders, successful entrepreneurs and investors. The network’s aim is to facilitate opportunities for members to invest in and mentor (S)EIS registered early stage businesses launched by entrepreneurs who graduated from or are connected with the Henley Business School and University of Reading.




Applications for the current round will close on 1st February 2019, with the presentations to HBA members held on 14th March 2019. The  timetable for the current round can be found here.

Applications are open throughout the year, with presentations to HBA members held quarterly.

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HBA is part of the Henley Business School at the University of Reading, operating under HBA Ltd, and is one of the many initiatives directed by the Henley Centre of Entrepreneurship.

HBA is sponsored by the following companies:


Leading professional services firm PwC, which provides tailored advice and support for each stage of your growth journey; from start-up through international expansion to exit, their team is with you every step of the way.


Worldwide banking partners Barclays, who act as banking partners to some of the most disruptive and innovative businesses in the UK and beyond, and understand entrepreneurs and what it takes to help make a venture successful. For the ambitious entrepreneur growth can sometimes happen so quickly that you have little time to focus on your financial strategy, which is why it’s so important to have a banking partner who can keep pace with your business.

HBA is partnered with VitalSix in delivering HBA support for entrepreneurs and members:


Business management consultants VitalSix support high-growth SMEs and larger businesses to raise finance and develop.

Further reading

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Please note that a third party, Gust Inc., provides the funding platform. We recommend that you take a few minutes to read their terms of service and privacy policy here. For example, the terms of service make it clear that unless you designate information as being confidential, it will be visible to all users of the Gust funding platform, and Gust and those users will assume they can use it. Henley Business Angels assumes no liability for the acts and/or omissions of Gust Inc.