Angels 5K members like to work with other groups of private investors. We have a particularly close relationship with Surrey Investors Club (many of our members belong to both groups) and have formed joint syndicates and co-invested, sharing due diligence, relevant expertise and ongoing monitoring.
We also collaborate with Academia, especially with their commercial and funding interfaces, including University of Southampton Science Park, The Sussex Innovation Centre and Harwell. Several of our members mentor and are involved in appraisal and feedback for early stage businesses.
If one of our members encounters a company they think may also be of interest to other Angels 5K members, an invitation to present to our group may be extended. Although our preferred source of deal flow is through people we know (especially those with whom we have co-invested or entrepreneurs we have worked with before), we are also open to suggestions from professionals and are plugged into most commercial intermediaries.
We enjoy good relations with regional development bodies, government backed initiatives including Innovate UK and The Knowledge Transfer Network and are keen to work with anyone who shares our ethos and, without any self-serving motive, can assist us or our investees.