The 2021 awards will recognise the outstanding achievements of early stage investors and the businesses they back. See below more information on each award and click through to nominate.
Nomination deadline extended to 18th April 2021 at midnight
Angel Investor of the Year
Recognising the most active and impactful angel investor backing start-up and early stage UK businesses, bringing not only vital risk capital, but significant added value to support the growth and success of their portfolio.
Angel Group of the Year
Recognising the most active and impactful angel group in the UK, making not only a significant number of investments during the past year, but bringing strong added value to support the growth and success of their portfolio.
Best Investment in Sustainable Innovation
Recognising an early-stage business that has accessed equity investment to develop an innovative solution to the challenges of sustainable development.
DeepTech Investment of the Year
Recognising the investors and founders that are pioneering deep technologies like AI, machine learning, IoT and robotics to achieve fundamental breakthroughs to global challenges.
Investment in Diversity Champion
Recognising a key individual in the UK early-stage investment ecosystem that is taking a leadership role in breaking down barriers for access to equity investment for founders from diverse backgrounds, including women founders, Black and ethnic minority founders, or other overlooked groups.
Outstanding Resilience in a Challenging Time
Recognising a person or organisation who has demonstrated their capacity to achieve successful growth and resilience to overcome the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Scale Up Team of the Year
Recognising the most active and dynamic entrepreneurial team who, through strong leadership and teamwork, have achieved fast growth and scale of their highly innovative business.