Investor workshops

Angels in the City investor workshops aim to give potential angel investors from the city the tools and knowledge to be able to make these invesments

Angels in the City investor workshops are held one to two times every 3 months.These events aim to provide an understanding of angel investing, development and opportunities in the angel market, how to take advantage of the EIS scheme and the new 50% tax break offered by the SEIS scheme; key considerations for investing in an early stage businesses and how to make the most of investing in a syndicate. 

These workshops, delivered by the London Business Angels’ team, one of the oldest and most active angel communities in the UK, will give the benefits of over 30 years angel investing experience. The London Business Angels team are joined by a serial investor, who speaks of his own experience of being an angel investor and investing in syndicates. Other key professionals from the accountancy, legal and IP sectors also comment on their own experiences

These workshop are aimed at individuals who would like to move forward to become an angel investor. The following topics are covered:

  • Introduction to the Angel Market;
  • The role of an Angel Investor;
  • What to look for in an Angel deal;
  • Tips from an experienced Angel;
  • Angel Syndication and the role of the Lead Angel;
  • Negotiation and Term Sheet;
  • How to effectively use the Enterprise Investment Scheme and other tax reliefs EMI
  • Legal Considerations for Angel investing.

For a full schedule of forthcoming investor workshops please see here.

Angels in the City investors are welcome to attend Company Presentation Events

Every 3-4 months as part of the Angels in the City initiative, an entrepreneurs’ pitching event takes place at a central London location at which typically 8-10 emerging companies in the digital and technology space present their investment opportunity to the Angels in the City investment community and others. Typically 70-80 investors attend these sessions and prior to each presentation event, selected companies are given investment readiness support by expert delivery partners. 

We recommend that interested investors attend our Angels in the City workshops prior to attending the Presentation Events. However, this is not a requirement.

Investor profile

While previous experience in investment is not required, we ask that you are one of the profiles below in order to attend our Company Presentation Events. 

Please note that you may be asked to sign a Statement to this effect upon joining the Angels in the City programme.

  1. A certified high net worth individual; or
  2. A self-certified sophisticated investor, or
  3. A certified sophisticated investor.

You are a Self-certified Sophisticated Investor if at least one of the following applies:

  • You are working, or have worked in the two years prior to today’s date, in a professional capacity in the private equity sector, or in the provision of finance for small and medium enterprises; or
  • You are currently, or have been in the two years prior to today’s date, a director of a company with an annual turnover of at least £1 million; or
  • You are a member of a network or syndicate of business angels and have been so for at least the last six months prior to today’s date; or
  • You have made more than one investment in an unlisted company in the two years prior to today’s date.

You are a Certified High Net Worth Individual if at least one of the following applies:

  • You had an annual income to the value of £100,000 or more during the last financial year; or
  • You hold net assets to the value of £250,000 or more throughout the financial year immediately preceding today’s date.

Net assets” for these purposes do not include:

  • The property which is your primary residence or any loan secured on that residence
  • Any rights of yours under a qualifying contract of insurance within the meaning of the Financial Services and Market Act 2000 (Regulate Activities) Order 2001
  • Any benefits (in the form of pensions or otherwise) which are payable on the termination of your service or on your death or retirement and to which you are (or your dependents are), or may be, entitled

Bespoke Workshops

As part of the initiative,  it is possible for bespoke workshops to be delivered for certain organisations

If your organisation is interested in arranging a bespoke investor workshop please contact angelsinthecity@angelcapital.co.uk