Membership of Cambridge Angels is by invitation only, and each Member takes their own individual investment decisions. The group shares investment opportunities such that all Members have the option, but not the obligation, to invest in any given start-up company.To become a Member, each candidate must be formally proposed by at least one current full Member at one of our regular dinner gatherings, following which their request for membership will be discussed.
What is an angel investor?
Cambridge Angels are active Angel investors, which means that we participate directly in the 'entrepreneurial process' by advising start-up companies at the strategic level, whilst also leveraging our network of contacts to remove bottlenecks at an operational level as well.
What is an angel group?
In line with our active investment philosophy, one of our Members acts as the 'Lead Angel' for all Cambridge Angels that have chosen to invest in a particular company, providing a single point of contact for both entrepreneurs and Members alike. In addition, it is usual for our 'Lead Angel' to take a seat on the board once we have invested in a new portfolio company.
Each Member of Cambridge Angels is either a Self-Certified Sophisticated Investor or a Self-Certified High Net Worth Individual for the purposes of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Financial Promotion) Order 2005.
Cambridge Angels provide a forum for information to be exchanged between early-stage companies seeking funding, and the Members of the group who are potential angel investors. We do not advise on the merits or risks of any given investment opportunity, nor are we authorised to arrange transactions or circulate offering documents under the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000.
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