We are delighted to announce that The UK Business Angels Association (UKBAA) have established an angel hub at The Bradfield Centre. An angel hub offers opportunities for both existing and would-be angels to drop in and learn from fellow investors, attend training workshops, develop new syndicates and to meet and potentially invest in local entrepreneurs.
Members of The Bradfield Centre and the wider Cambridge ecosystem will benefit from a rich programme of content delivered at The Bradfield Centre, designed to help grow their business, including mentoring and guidance, pitching events, coffee mornings and fireside chats.
The UK Business Angels Association (UKBAA) is the national trade association for angel and early-stage investment, representing over 180 member organisations and around 182,000 investors. Business angels in the UK collectively invest an estimated £1.6 billion per annum and are therefore the UK’s largest source of investment for startups and early-stage businesses seeking to grow. UKBAA’s members include angel networks, syndicates, individual investors, early-stage VCs, equity crowdfunding platforms, accelerators, professional advisers and intermediaries. UKBAA acts as the voice of the angel investment community and strives to build and connect the angel investment ecosystem so as to ensure a coherent landscape for financing high-potential entrepreneurs.
Jon Bradford, Director of The Bradfield Centre said:
Capital, advice, connections - these are all essential ingredients to grow a successful tech business. Bringing more of these ingredients into the Cambridge ecosystem is a key part of our mission at The Bradfield Centre, and the establishment of a UKBAA angel hub at The Bradfield Centre represents a real boost for local entrepreneurs and investors alike
Jenny Tooth OBE, CEO of the UK Business Angels Association said:
Angel investors bring so much value to startup and scaleup businesses and by partnering with The Bradfield Centre we are creating a dynamic environment for these crucial relationships to flourish. This new Angel Hub should also attract new investors to engage with the entrepreneurial community here in Cambridge.