HBA Investments Announced as Finalists in UKBAA Awards 2022

HBA Investments Announced as Finalists in UKBAA Awards 2022

At the start of April, the UKBAA Awards opened their nominations for the 2022 categories, and Henley Business Angels nominated a number of our investments across various categories.

On Friday, the finalists were announced and we are happy to announce that two of our nominations were successful and have been announced as Finalists for the Deep Tech Investment of the Year Award 2022.


The Finalists




The health-tech start-up that improves patient safety and the efficiency of surgical care by augmenting clinical intelligence using artificial intelligence, received investment from Henley Business Angels at the start of 2022. Scalpel automates surgical protocols using sensor-driven event detection, making operating rooms smarter, safer and more efficient. Scalpel’s AI platform uses sensors to provide real-time data in the operating room, which is fed into algorithms that identify patterns in safety incidents to automate mandatory surgical safety checks in every operation. This increases surgeon efficiency, both improving patient safety and reducing waiting lists.

Using the invested funds, Scalpel plans to deploy its technology across several new sites. The funds will also go towards increasing its data collection and model training and expanding its research and development by launching clinical trials across multiple sites.

Read more about our investment in Scalpel here.

Find out more about Scalpel here.



Fox Robotics

The agri-tech company specialising in the design, R&D and manufacture of autonomous robots for agriculture, received investment from Henley Business Angels in February this year. Fox Robotics has developed an autonomous mobile robot (AMR), capable of traversing rough terrain and any type of weather, that will tackle agriculture challenges globally. The company’s robot and software can be used to counteract the demanding labour asked of seasonal workers in the agriculture sector by improving the farms’ logistics operations.

Fox Robotics plans to use the invested money in research and development, operations and manufacturing for the robot. The company will also be welcoming new team members in the coming months and has secured its first paid pilots with one of the UK’s largest blueberry farmers, a member of the UK’s leading berry and stone fruit production and marketing group Berry Gardens.

Read more about our investment in Fox Robotics here.

Find out more about Fox Robotics here.


Read more about all of the finalists in the UKBAA Awards.


There’s still time to get tickets for the UKBAA Awards on Thursday 7th July. Find out more on their website.