Henley Business Angels (HBA) 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 Henley Business School and the University of Reading.
Henley Business Angels is passionate about investing in diversity, and in particular, in female entrepreneurs. We’ve put this passion into action by becoming signatories of the Investing in Women Code to show that we are committed to supporting diversity and inclusion in access to finance.
The Investing in Women Code asks signatories to commit to having a member of the senior leadership team responsible for supporting equality in all its interactions with entrepreneurs; to providing data on financing entrepreneurs disaggregated by gender that will be collated in an annual report by HM Treasury; and, to adopt internal practices which aim to improve the potential for female entrepreneurs to successfully access the tools, resources, investment and finance they need to build and grow their business.
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.
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.
Leading international law firm Harrison Clark Rickerbys, who have a range of expertise in supporting both large corporations and early stage businesses that are growing rapidly, covering everything from banking and finance through to intellectual property and expanding internationally.
Applications are open throughout the year, with presentations to HBA members held quarterly. Our upcoming company presentations event to HBA members will be held on 8 September 2022. Applications for the next round will close on 25 July 2022.
HBA plans to host the next Company Presentations in person, with an option for those that can’t attend in person to join via livestream.
The timetable for the current round can be found here.
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