Award Categories

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.

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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.


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.


Exit of the Year

Recognising the most exciting exit by an early stage investor in the last 12 months as a result of backing an innovating UK entrepreneur.


High Growth Woman Founder of the Year

Recognising the exceptional leadership of a woman founder or co-founder of a high growth business.


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 women founders and/or founders from under-represented groups.

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Most Active Investor in the Regions

Recognising the most active and impactful investor in leading entrepreneurs from across the UK’s regions.


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.