The A-Z of Angel Investing – an initiative to encourage women into Angel investing

Dorset Business Angels (DBA) is to host a brand- new event with the aim of encouraging women into Angel investing.  The webinar will take place on May 18th, entitled the ‘A-Z of Angel Investing’, and will be hosted by UK Business Angels CEO Jenny Tooth OBE.

Jenny advised, “I am thrilled to be hosting this event and welcoming a wonderful mix of women from across the UK, keen to learn more about the possibilities and opportunities in Angel Investing.  Recent research into women in Angel investing has shown that the proportion of women investors is very low compared to their male counterparts, with 85% of investors being male and yet the national picture shows that 45% of the nation’s wealth is owned by women. We are keen to investigate the reasons behind this and change the statistics.

“Angel Investors come from a diverse range of backgrounds, but nearly all have one goal in common – they want to use their money and experience to help young entrepreneurs scale up their businesses to the point where they will achieve a successful exit over a 5-7 year time frame.

“The programme will include:

  • An overview of Angel funding
  • What to look for in a pitch
  • Building an investment strategy
  • Explanation of the risk awareness journey
  • The opportunities and challenges as a female investor

“We also look forward to welcoming guest speakers from our DBA event Partners and sponsors, with presentations from Saffery Champness Accountants Partner Hannah Mazrae, Ellis Jones Solicitors Partner Kate Brooks and Senior Investment Director Hannah Dampney and Financial Planning Director Amanda Cook from Investec Wealth & Investment. Each will be sharing their relevant professional and financial areas of expertise to support the Angel investing process.”

To find out more about the event, register through this link.

DBA was formed in 2013 with the aim to bring investors and entrepreneurs together to accelerate the growth of early-stage businesses. DBA provides quality, private equity investment opportunities to local high net worth (HNW) and sophisticated investors (SI).

Four times a year companies are invited to attend an event at which they pitch their business to the savvy Angels in a Dragon’s Den type scenario. Angel investment might come from a single investor or it could be 2 or 3 Angels pooling funds together to support a company. Any investments are in the form of an equity investment and not a debtor’s loan. Investments are made across all sectors.


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 February 5th 2024 and is open to Members and High Net Worth/Sophisticated Investors from our wider community. 

Registration is open now - click here.

2024 Pitch Events

February 5th
May 20th
September 30th
November 25th