Welcome to Henley Business Angels

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. Read more about Henley Business Angels.

Henley Business Angels was shortlisted for the Syndicate of the Year Award at the UKBAA Angel Investment Awards 2019! This Award recognises the most active and impactful Angel Syndicate or Group in the UK, making not only a significant number of investments during the past year, but also bringing strong added value to support the growth and success of their portfolio, especially through the role of a lead angel(s).

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

Upcoming Events

Applications for the current round will close on 31 January 2020, with the presentations to HBA members held on 12 March 2020. The timetable for the current round can be found here.

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

HBA is sponsored and supported by the following companies:

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.

Clarkslegal is a full service commercial law firm with offices in Reading and London, servicing entrepreneurs, start-ups, SMEs and large corporates across a number of sectors.

BDO is a public accounting, tax, consulting and business advisory firm, based in 162 countries worldwide and servicing organisations in both the private and public sectors.

Further reading

Read our Resources and FAQs or have a look at our latest News and Events.

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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 its 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.