Thursday evening (6th July) saw over 300 leading entrepreneurs and early-stage business investors gather at The Dorchester Hotel in London for UK Business Angels Association’s annual UK Angel Investment Awards 2017.
Emma Sinclair MBE, the successful entrepreneur, UNICEF ambassador and youngest person in the UK to have made a company public (aged 29), presented the 14 awards, which celebrate the UK’s high-growth entrepreneurs and the investors that have backed them on their growth journey.
Jenny Tooth OBE, CEO of UK Business Angels Association, said:
“The shortlisted companies from across the UK competing for the 14 awards have raised a combined total of more than £210m in equity funding over the past 18 months from early-stage investors, ranging from business angels to crowdfunding platforms and VCs, and this has had a significant impact on their growth and success.
“The winners reflect the huge range of innovative technologies, products and services being developed here in the UK; and demonstrate a strong capacity for scale and market disruption. UKBAA is delighted to recognise and highlight the success stories of these fantastic entrepreneurs and the contribution made by their investors who bring such vital finance and support.”
The 2017 winners and ‘ones to watch’ are:
BEST ANGEL-VC SCALE-UP INVESTMENT
The judges said: ‘Moteefe has effectively used both angel and VC finance to scale, enabling its customers to access exciting new technology to design and sell their own t-shirts, sweaters and tops; and bringing new data-driven tools to exploit the explosive social media market.’
This award was kindly sponsored by NVM Private Equity
Source = UKBAA