Minerva Midlands Investment Groups

Minerva Midlands Investment Groups

Minerva Business Angels, part of the University of Warwick Science Park, is the UK’s largest traditional Angel network with Angel groups operating throughout the Midlands. Minerva has been operating since 1994, has invested in over 80 companies and has help raise over £40mn. It has also provided a valuable mentor pool to up and coming entrepreneurs as those investing seek to give some of that experience back to high growth companies.

Minerva has recently expanded into London and the North West and seeks to grow its network to a strength that can challenge the investment capacity available in the South East. The South East is currently the principal (55%) source of capital available to SMEs under the Enterprise Investment Scheme. This compares to 2.6% for the West Midlands.

There are 10 Minerva Investment Groups and further expansion is planned. Current Midlands Innovation-based investment groups are located at Warwick Innovation Centre, Loughborough University and Aston Business School (which also includes a collaboration with University of Birmingham) and the University of Nottingham in collaboration with Nottingham Trent University. Outside those Minerva groups hosted by the MI partnership, there are others located at Hagley Hall, Gloucester, Black Country, London – the Shard (Warwick Business School), Sci-Tech Daresbury Science Park (Chester) and Wroxall Abbey – an associate member.

Contact: enquiries@minerva.uk.net

Twitter: @MinervaAngels

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