UKBAA Angel Investment Awards 2021

The UKBAA Angel Investment Awards returned on Tuesday 8th June 2021 to celebrate the high growth and success in the angel and early-stage investment market – recognising the fastest growing brands and acknowledging the founders, angels, crowd funders and early-stage venture capital investors behind them.

Held virtually, the awards celebrated the success and determination of the angel and early-stage investment community following a year of struggle and uncertainty. With over 200 angels, VC investors and industry leaders in attendance, the awards reflected back on a year that has seen the eco-system adapting to the challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic.

A panel of 37 judges reviewed the hundreds of nominations received to select the leaders and trailblazers from the UK’s investment ecosystem.

The full list of winners is:

Angel Investor of the Yearsponsored by ACF Investors 

Deepali Nangia

Angel Group of the Year 

Par Equity

Best Investment in Sustainable Innovationsponsored by Innovate UK 

Nyobolt backed by IQ Capital and Cambridge Enterprise

DeepTech Investment of the Yearsponsored by Playfair Capital 

Cambridge GaN Devices backed by Cambridge Angels, CCG, Martlet, Individual Angel Investors, Parkwalk Advisors, IQ Capital, BGF, Foresight Williams and Cambridge Enterprise

DeepTech Investment of the Year – Rising Star 


Exit of the Yearsponsored by LGT Vestra 

Symphonic Software backed by Par Equity & Scottish Enterprise

High Growth Woman Founder of the Yearsponsored by CMS 

Mikela Druckman – Greyparrot

Investment in Diversity Championsponsored by Innovate UK 

Joint winners: Erika Brodnock and Mohsin Patel

Most Active Investor in the Regionssponsored by British Business Bank 

SFC Capital

Outstanding Resilience in a Challenging Timesponsored by UKBAA 


Scale Up Team of the Yearsponsored by Mathys & Squire 

Current Health

Seed VC of the Year 

Playfair Capital

Lifetime Achievement Awards 

Mike Rutterford – Archangel Investors

To view all of the finalists for the UKBAA Angel Investment Awards 2021, please visit


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.

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

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2024 Events

May 20th - Pitch event

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

November 25th - Pitch event