Business angels (BAs) are private individuals who invest in start-ups and young companies with good growth prospects, in exchange for a share of the company's equity. Most BA investments range between £5,000 and £150,000.
BAs are free to make investment decisions quickly and often specialise in particular industrial sectors or local companies. Many take an active role in the businesses they invest in by advising and mentoring the management. See business angels and how they operate.
This guide explains the characteristics of BA investment compared to other forms of funding, how to find the right BA for your business and convince them to invest. It also provides details of BA networks in both the UK and Europe.