Industry Bodies

We are dedicated to democratising access to what we believe are the best Angel and venture capital-style investment opportunities, making sure that great British businesses are able to get the right level of funding from the right investors. We want to champion best practice and set high standards as our industry develops, and therefore, it is important to us to be involved in the conversation to shape the market to help both investors and fundraising companies.

We are members of several organisations that allow us to do this. Below you can see more detail around these industry bodies and the work they are doing.

We are members of:  

Innovate Finance is an independent membership-based organisation that aims to promote and accelerate growth for the evolution of financial services. Members range from promising startups to leading global corporations, all with a technology-centric approach to innovation in financial services from sectors such as insurance, banking, payments and alternative finance. Its mission is to foster better consumer outcomes through greater choice, social inclusion, diversity, resilience and investment in the new technologies that are transforming the sector for the benefit of all.

 

The British Venture Capital Association (BVCA) is the industry body and public policy advocate for the private equity and venture capital industry, providing a respected opinion on a wide range of issues including regulatory, fiscal, technical and legal. Members include private equity and venture capital firms, institutional investors, professional advisers, service providers and international associations. 

The UK Business Angels Association (UKBAA) is the national trade association representing Angel and early-stage investment. UKBAA’s members include Angel networks, syndicates, individual investors, early-stage VCs, equity crowdfunding platforms and accelerators as well as professional advisers and intermediaries. The UK Business Angels Association connects all those involved in the Angel investment market with a view to ensuring a coherent ecosystem for financing the growth of startup and early-stage businesses.

The UK Crowdfunding Association (UKCFA) was formed with the purpose of promoting crowdfunding as a valuable and viable way for businesses, projects or ventures to raise funds as well as formulating a Code of Practice for UK crowdfunding businesses to adopt.

Being a member means that all the principles as laid out by the Code of Practice must be adhered to and are important for both the businesses raising finance and the investors.