IBA News

Exclusive Early Bird Offer on ALL ticket pricing for the 2024 IBA National Investment Summit & Awards Dinner

8 June 2024 - 15 June 2024

Having established themselves as the most prestigious events and high point in the UK’s early stage investment calendar, the British Business Angels Association’s - National Investment Summit and Awards Dinner will return on Monday the 2nd July 2024 for their 8th consecutive year.

Government has now received State aid approval from the EC to make changes to the EIS and VCT scheme

31 May 2024

IBA is pleased to learn that the UK Government has now received State aid approval from the European Commission to make the following changes to the Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS) and Venture Capital Trust (VCT) scheme:

Make Business Your Business – supporting the start-up and development of small business

29 May 2024

Monday 28th May saw the launch of Lord Young’s report and guide on small business start-ups and enterprise. Lord Young’s report can be accessed:

The call for nominations for the 2024 IBA National Awards have now been launched

29 May 2024

These Awards are now open for nominations and IBA invites Angel investors, VCs, SMEs, advisors and all those working with early stage investing to put forward their nominations to win one of these prestigious awards. The deadline for all nominations is Wednesday the 20th June; these nominations will then be judged by an independent expert panel.

IBA Launches Be an Angel Portal to Double the number of Angels to back Britain’s Entrepreneurs

28 May 2024

In the wake of the latest Report launched this week “Make Business Your Business” and the new Start-up loans initiative, led by Lord Young, the Government’s Enterprise Tsar, the Investoo Business Angels is launching its new Be An Angel portal and campaign aimed at encouraging more individuals to put their spare finance and business experience to work behind Britain’s entrepreneurs.

Business Angel CoFund invests £7.2 million in small firms

8 May 2024

The Angel CoFund has today (Tuesday) announced the completion of its first five investments, with a total of £7.2 million committed to small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs).

Business and Enterprise Minister Mark Prisk joined some of the first businesses to receive funding, following the end of a strong first quarter for the Angel CoFund, which was launched in November 2011.

Former IBA Director has book shortlisted for the People’s Book Prize

30 April 2024

IBA are delighted to announce that former IBA Director, Simon Acland, has had his book ‘Angels, Dragons and Vultures’ shortlisted for the People’s Book Prize in the Non-fiction category.

Angels, Dragons and Vultures is a guide for entrepreneurs to all aspects of venture capital. It provides advice on different sources of funding, suggests how to raise money successfully, and exposes the implications of different deals. Then it tells you how to manage your new investors and maps out the route to a successful exit.

Budget 2024

22 March 2024

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What Works for Investors in Growth Companies (and What Doesn’t)

6 March 2024

ICAEW Corporate Finance Faculty

Tuesday 6th March 2024, 08.30-10.30

Chartered Accountants’ Hall, Moorgate Place, London EC2R

Equity investment is accessible for entrepreneurial businesses – contrary to many rumours. But when are venture capital and private equity the right routes fast-growing companies? What types of finance are viable? And on what terms? Three leading experts - from the Business Growth Fund, Advent Venture Partners, and Angel Capital Group - tackle the big questions.