University Enterprise Zone

Angels @ Essex

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.

The platform is supported by our team of experts, who work with investors and entrepreneurs to ensure that both parties are ready for the exciting journey ahead. 

Are you a business innovator?

Driven by our new status as a designated University Enterprise Zone, granted in September 2019, we launched Angels@Essex. Now we’re calling 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 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.

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"New ideas will be key to rebuilding our economy and Angels@Essex will nurture those ideas. We aspire to create a more sustainable future, which will create a healthier economy."
John Stenhouse Business support manager  University Enterprise Zone

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. It is easy to sign up to Angels@Essex and register as an investor.

Entrepreneurs - get in touch

Interested in joining us? Email your contact details to the University Enterprise Zone team at uez@essex.ac.uk

Join the platform

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 the simple sign-up process, you can get started right away.

Meet Our Investment Alumni

Some of the amazing opportunities featured on the Angels@Essex platform during the spring and summer of 2020 have included:

  • BODYSWAPS: Immersive behavioural change platform – raised an initial £697,000.
  • Conigital: Driverless AI and Optimised Fleets – raised over £1m
  • BidnStay: Unique auction software to sell unsold accommodation – raised seed £20,000
  • WYSPR: Influencing brand marketing in an authentic manner – raised seed £20,000
  • MyPart: AI-powered song search platform – raised $1M.
  • Spark EV: Low-carbon automotive innovation – raised £740,000 and was nominated for the Net Zero 1.0 Award.

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