Investment Criteria

Henley Business Angels uses the investment criteria below to select applications to progress to the interview stage of our funding process:

UK registered company: registered office in the UK

Raising £50k - £500k: in return for equity

SEIS/EIS eligible: UK based angels will want to have companies to be advance assured by HMRC

Most sectors considered: Science and technology innovation-based businesses preferred. Certain sectors like arms & weapons, fossil fuel exploration and tobacco will not be considered.

Strong management team: track record in company-specific industry or new venture development

Highly attractive market: large and growing accessible market

Funds used for growth: must show how funds will be used to increase the company’s value

High growth potential: opportunity to scale business rapidly, both within the UK and internationally

Sustainable competitive advantage: idea is better, cheaper or faster than competition

Attractive financial return: meet expectation of >10X within 5-7 years

Evidence of customer traction: venture is revenue generating or close to generating revenues

Clear exit in medium term: typically via trade sale or IPO

How does the investment process work?

We have more information on how an investment is made in the funding process section.

Ready to Apply?

If you feel you meet the above investment criteria, and you would like to apply to Henley Business Angels for funding, we welcome your application. Please register and complete the application form below via the ‘Apply for Funding’ button. The link will take you to our online application form which, once submitted, can be edited prior to the application deadline, and again in the later stages of the funding process.

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