Your investment platform for growing businesses

Angels@Essex is an invitation-only investment platform that links angel investors to entrepreneurs with innovative ideas, allowing new disruptive technologies to flourish.

Are you a business innovator?

Driven by our status as a designated University Enterprise Zone, granted in September 2019, we’re looking for business innovators to join us.

We are looking for ideas that are going to change the way we do things. We want to enable innovation that is new and disrupts previous thinking. That can include science, technology, low carbon, machine learning, AI, VR, creative digital – as long as it brings something new to the table. If you have the innovative mindset to change the world, we want to help.

Join the Success

Disruptive bleeding-edge tech companies secured a staggering £19.2m of funding in just 26 months after being supported by Angels@Essex.

This stunning sum was revealed in the University Enterprise Zone's 2022 Annual Report (.pdf).

Investors - how to register

If you are an investor with an eye for fresh ideas, we want to hear from you. Potential investors can contact the team to join the network of investors and fund managers on the Angels@Essex platform. Here you will be able to view for free and support live opportunities with the knowledge that every opportunity presented on the Angels@Essex platform has gone through rigorous assessments.

It is easy to sign up to Angels@Essex, simply email the University Enterprise Zone team at with your contact details, heading your email with Investor Enquiry in the subject line.

Entrepreneurs - get in touch

The Angels@Essex platform allows entrepreneurs to display their pitch decks to a select number of invited investors. Our fully FCA-compliant platform is totally free. We take no incentives, no commissions, and no fees. It’s secure and easy to use – once you have gone through our appraisal and due diligence process, you can get started right away.

Interested in joining us? Email the University Enterprise Zone team at with your pitch deck and full contact details, including your telephone number.

Meet Our Investment Alumni

Some of the amazing opportunities featured on the Angels@Essex platform have included:

Our investment readiness sessions

Our seminars provide both investors and entrepreneurs with guidance on the investment process. Themes range from sales and marketing, to tax advice and how to prepare a pitch deck. Our goal is to deliver the information our business community requires.

These informative and interactive sessions can be followed-up with one-to-one support from our entrepreneurs in residence and mentors.

Angels@Essex embraces the Investing in Women Code. This is a commitment to support the advancement of female entrepreneurship in the UK by improving female entrepreneurs' access to tools, resources, and finance from the financial services sector. Angels@Essex is committed to making that vision a reality.

To catch-up with the latest from Angels@Essex, view the highlights from our latest sessions and listen to the Angels@Essex podcast.

View our Events Calendar to register for our upcoming Angels@Essex events.

Investment risk

It is important to understand the risks involved with any investment. Due to the potential for losses, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) considers investments via Angels@Essex to be high risk. Read the Conduct of Business Sourcebook Risk Summary (.pdf) for further information.

Resources and events

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