Investing Women Angels welcomes women who are interested in investing in early-stage companies. We offer a friendly and supportive environment in which investors can become comfortable with angel investing.
Investing Women Angels meet six times per year. Our meetings are mostly held in central Edinburgh, but we sometimes meet in Glasgow and Aberdeen or via video conference. We welcome visitors who are considering joining the group and would like to see how it works.
At each meeting, our members have the opportunity to hear pitches from 2 or 3 investable entrepreneurs. In addition, we have updates from portfolio companies in which our members have already invested. Our members are entrepreneurs and professionals from a wide variety of industries and each offers a unique blend of knowledge and experience to the wider group.
We understand new members may feel they want to learn as much as possible about being an angel investor and how to be an ‘Intelligent Investor’. We offer introductory briefings to help new members understand the basics and to signpost them to additional information on investing topics. If you would like to learn more about being an angel, visit our events programme and we look forward to welcoming you to one of our Why be a Woman Angel? events. It is our aim to help as many women as possible enter this space.
As well as providing an excellent environment for women to invest in early stage companies, we also have a strong ethos of using our skills and experiences to support promising founders. Though it is not a requirement, many of our members are willing to share their skills, knowledge and experiences to help founders grow and develop their companies. Some even take up non-executive directorships with portfolio companies as investor directors.
If you are interested in joining Investing Women Angels or would like to know more about the group and how it works, please complete the contact form on this page and we will contact you as soon as possible.
I have been a member of Investing Women since autumn 2014. It has been a fantastic way of meeting like-minded investors and being introduced to a broad range of entrepreneurs. I have made two investments since joining and am thrilled to be a part of these companies’ growth.
– Sanja Morris
Some of the companies that Investing Women Angels have invested in: