"2021 has been a hugely active year for Investing Women Angels (IWA) despite the ongoing COVID challenges. As we approach the end of the year, we are closing multiple investments right now; with two having just completed:
We are thrilled to have backed outstanding female founder Kate Cameron of Cytochroma; a company offering genetically diverse stem cell mod
els for accelerated drug discovery; and to have invested alongside fellow female focused Angel Academe, Cambridge Ventures and Scottish Enterprise. Equally exciting founders Fiona Gillies, Christine Hartland and Mahesh Ramachandra have created SMASH; a rights and IP platform for the film & TV industry targeting the rapid growth global content streaming market.
Adding another two female founded companies to our portfolio brings our members investment total to £2.1m; 90% of which has gone into female founded companies; a statistic we’re especially proud of as we continue to ‘move the dial’ towards far higher levels of investment going to women.
We are looking towards 2022 with great optimism and some very exciting news to share in January!
Meantime, we’d like to wish all our wonderful founders, partners and fellow angels a great Christmas and all the very best for 2022.”
CEO & Founder, Investing Women