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 Year – sponsored by ACF Investors
Angel Group of the Year
Best Investment in Sustainable Innovation – sponsored by Innovate UK
Nyobolt backed by IQ Capital and Cambridge Enterprise
DeepTech Investment of the Year – sponsored 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 Year – sponsored by LGT Vestra
Symphonic Software backed by Par Equity & Scottish Enterprise
High Growth Woman Founder of the Year – sponsored by CMS
Mikela Druckman – Greyparrot
Investment in Diversity Champion – sponsored by Innovate UK
Joint winners: Erika Brodnock and Mohsin Patel
Most Active Investor in the Regions – sponsored by British Business Bank
Outstanding Resilience in a Challenging Time – sponsored by UKBAA
Scale Up Team of the Year – sponsored by Mathys & Squire
Seed VC of the Year
Lifetime Achievement Awards
Mike Rutterford – Archangel Investors
To view all of the finalists for the UKBAA Angel Investment Awards 2021, please visit https://awards.ukbaa.org.uk/categories/