Meet the Investors Looking for Startups in Wales, London and the North East


This week there’s a geographic take on our Meet the Investors feature, as we intersperse our usual smattering of UK-wide investment teams with some location-specific investors seeking super startups in Wales and the North East. Is your perfect match amongst them? Let’s take a look…


Xénos Xenos-logo

Xénos has a strong track record working with Welsh businesses to help them become investment-ready. With its network of business angels, Xénos makes the necessary introductions to facilitate an investment and promote growth in Wales. Recent successes include six-figure, first round investments in a healthcare company, a producer of high-tech outdoor clothing, and a manufacturer of laser based wire stripping products. Could your Welsh startup be next?


Angels 5k Angels_logo5_400px

This Hampshire-based syndicate of over 30 active angel investors is on the look out for investments in early and late stage high growth companies. To date it has invested over £4million in dozens of companies across the UK, providing money, knowledge and contacts to help SMEs prosper and grow. Angels 5k typically invests between £100,000 and £2million in companies eligible for EIS/SEIS tax relief, although this is not essential.



Galore Investments

Mayfair-based Galore Investments is searching for companies across all industries with high growth potential that would be interested in working out of its offices in Mayfair. This approach allows Galore to work closely with its business partners to provide sound day-to-day advice and further its investment. Investments range greatly in size and sector.


Forbury Investment Network

banner_with_logoCovent Garden’s Forbury Investment Network matches angel investors with exciting early stage technology businesses in the telecommunications, media and technology (TMT) sectors. Focusing on deal sizes from £100,000 to £1million, Forbury provides startups with legal advice and access to international markets within the Commonwealth.


 Entrust – The Investment and Contract Readiness Fund LOGO-entrust

The investment and Contract Readiness Fund is a new £10million fund which offers grants from £50,000 to £150,000 to small business in the North East of England. The purpose of the fund is to better equip social ventures to secure new forms of investment and compete for public sector contracts. To be eligible for the grant, businesses must be looking to raise more than £500,000 in investment capital or compete for contracts worth £1million+ within the next 18 months.



Anvil Partners

London’s Anvil Partners advises UK small businesses seeking to raise equity and debt to finance buy-outs/buy-ins and development capital. Anvil also seeks to co-invest in the transaction to align its interests with those of its clients.


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