Angel Investing: The Essentials for New Investors

You've decided to venture into the world of angel investing. As you embark on this new journey, it's important to…

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How much equity should an early-stage business give away in return for angel investment?

The valuation of an early-stage business is often a subject for lively discussion between angels and entrepreneurs, and many consider…

How to excite an angel investor

How to Excite an Angel Investor

Our latest blog gives entrepreneurs some hints and tips about how to excite angel investors and communicate with them through…

Why angel investing is rewarding

Why Angel Investing can be Rewarding

Angel investing is often the primary source of funding for start-ups and early-stage companies in order for those businesses to…


The importance of EIS and SEIS to investors

Early-stage businesses often need all the help they can get, no one ever said it was easy to start and…

What is angel investment

What is Angel Investment?

If you’re looking to get your start-up out of the blocks and running or moving to the next stage of…

‘Angel Investing is a team sport’ – wisdom shared by CEO of UKBAA at Dorset Business Angels ‘A- Z investor event’

Dorset Business Angels (DBA) hosted a brand-new event with the aim of encouraging more women into Angel investing.  The webinar…

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Evolve Investor Ambassador: Supernode Global’s Gina King

Led by Creative England in partnership with the BFI and UKBAA, Evolve is a programme designed to build a connected ecosystem of investors in the UK’s…

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Employee Option Share Schemes by Ellis Jones Solicitors

Employee option share schemes have proven to be a successful means of incentivising employees and other members of companies’ workforces.…

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Non-Disclosure Agreements – The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

Non-disclosure agreements often referred to as NDAs, have featured in the press this week. Abi Sinden from our sponsors Ellis…

Robert Jones

A Helpful Resource for Investors from Investec Wealth & Investment

Rob Jones Senior Investment Director, Investec Wealth & Investment, our sponsor partners, says: “To help make informed investments, understanding the…

Roger Wareham

Supporting Dorset’s Innovators

An interview with Roger Wareham, a partner at Saffery Champness Chartered Accountants... Roger discusses why it is important that Dorset…


Our Pitch Events

There are four pitch events per year, in 2024 they will be held in February, May, September and November. Hosted at a Bournemouth hotel or virtually via Zoom.

At each pitch event, there will be 5 business presentation pitches of 10-15 minutes, to suit all investor appetites. These will be selected by the Dorset Business Angels directors nearer to the event. Short summaries will be posted to our Events page and distributed via our newsletter ahead of the event. Each pitch includes a Q&A session and is followed by an investor debate, held privately.

These pitches and our other social events are ideal opportunities for networking and learning about what is new and trending in a variety of industries. If you would like to be involved you can find out more on our Investors Membership page.

Our Next Pitch Event

Takes place on May 20th 2024 and is open to Members and High Net Worth/Sophisticated Investors from our wider community. 

Register now.

2024 Events

May 20th - Pitch event

September 30th - Lead Investor Workshop & Pitch Event
*The workshop is available to book now.

November 25th - Pitch event