UKBAA is the UK’s largest community of early stage investors and advisors representing 18,000 Angels across more than 150 member organisations including:

  • Angel Syndicates & Groups
  • Venture Capital
  • Equity Crowdfunding
  • Accelerators & Incubators
  • Investment Support Services

Every year we connect with 35,000 industry contacts, promote and organise 180 events and signpost over 100,000 entrepreneurs and investors.

By becoming a member, the UKBAA will support you through:

Quality Assurance
Align your investment or industry best practice with the UKBAA Code of conduct and reinforce your role and experience as a key player in the Angel and early stage market.

Building Connections
Build meaningful connections across the early stage investment community by attending exclusive investment events, posting member-to-member offers, and from personal introductions. We make meaningful introductions to key players; helping to forge strong alliances and build better communities.

Raising Your Profile
Engage the wider community through our online Member Directory and increase brand awareness by promoting your news and events on our website and in our industry newsletter.

Accessing Key Events
Attend leading industry events across the UK, including our Awards Gala, Winter Forum and Summer Summit. We host over 2,000 industry players throughout the year and our members receive both exclusive discounts and sponsorship opportunities.

Keeping your Finger on the Pulse
Access aggregated information from our extended network of industry experts. We’ll actively keep you informed of new innovations, key trends and local initiatives that will help you keep in touch with our fast-moving industry.

Influence in the Industry
We give you a voice at the highest government level by inviting you to debates, roundtables and consultations around key issues and lobbying for change to support our ecosystem.

Building competence
Access UKBAA’s dedicated training and professional development courses for you or your community. Gain UKBAA Accreditation to recognise competence in the Angel investment market.

Membership Types


Individual Angels

  • An Angel Investor, Private Investor or High Net Worth
  • Can be member of existing syndicate, network or via a Fund
  • Must be self-certified HNW or Sophisticated

Angel Syndicates

  • A small group from 2-50 investors
  • Investing either collectively or in smaller groups on an adhoc basis
  • Unregulated or regulated under the FCA
  • May also have an investment vehicle or sidecar fund

Angel Networks & Groups

  • A structured or constituted business angel group, generally with more than 50 investors
  • Can be investing through syndicates on an adhoc or regular basis
  • May be unregulated or regulated under the FCA
  • May also operate a sidecar or EIS/SEIS fund

Accelerators and Incubators

  • A formally structured or constituted early stage Incubator or Accelerator
  • May be offering a formal programme of mentoring and access to finance and/or workspace

Professional Service Associates

  • An organisation comprising from 1-500 employees
  • Offering services or activities of relevance to investors or growth of small businesses, including access to markets, innovation, infrastructure, talent or finance.

Crowdfund and Online Investment Platforms

  • A structured regulated crowdfunding body, or online investment platform
  • Must be regulated under the FCA or relevant financial authorities (if not UK based)
  • Offering Equity investment, or may offer both equity and debt

Venture Capital & Investment Funds

  • Operating or managing a Fund
  • Investing in early stage and expansion funding
  • Includes Public or Private Funds
  • Including Venture Capital, Private Equity, Family Office, Co-investment funds, VCTs, EIS and SEIS Funds
  • UK focused or investing internationally


  • Corporate membership is aimed at large leading players in their industry with the capability and objective to play a significant role in the angel and early stage investment market.

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