BBAA National Awards Dinner, 30 June 2011

Nearly 200 people gathered together in the unique setting of the Museum of London, to celebrate achievement for early stage investors and entrepreneurs at the BBAA National Awards on Thursday 30 June 2011.

Describing his own journey from early stage Cambridge spin-out, to an international, $7bn-cap, FTSE 100 business, guest speaker Dr Mike Lynch, founder of Autonomy spoke about the key role that Angel investment had played in the early growth of his company. “The pipe from start-up to world-class business is now unblocked and Angels are a significant part of this process. We are going through a period of explosive change with many opportunities for small businesses. Now is the time for the Angel community to be vocal and champion success” said Lynch.

The event, backed by City of London Corporation recognised the importance of angel investing for the growth of innovating small businesses.Tim Campbell, ex Alan Sugar’s Apprentice, Founder of the Bright Ideas Trust, presided over the ceremony with seven awards presented to entrepreneurs and investors across key areas of the market.

The BBAA Awards Winners for 2011 were:

  • Angel-VC Investment of the Year: ELONICS - Investors: Scottish Equity Partners with Octopus
  • Angel Mobile Investment of the Year: ipadio - Investors: London Business Angels and LBA EIS RoundTable Fund
  • Angel Med Tech-Healthcare Investment of the Year: Fertility Focus – Investors: Envestors & Midven
  • Angel Clean Tech Investment of the Year: Syrinix - Investors: London Business Angels and LBA EIS RoundTable Fund
  • Angel Social Impact Investment of the Year: Panahpur Foundation (James Perry) – Nominated by Charity Bank, Finance South East; Resonance Fund and Fair Finance
  • Early Stage Team of the Year: Northstar Ventures
  • Angel Investor of the Year: Dale Murray

For full details about the award winners please click here