Great Sources of Funding
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Every UK Angel and VC Group and What They Do and Contact Details
(1) No Warm Intro required investor list: https://lnkd.in/eiPSF6zC
(2) VC Fund Database for Early-Stage Startups (by Shai Goldman): https://lnkd.in/e6U8BdTF
(3) Active VCs list: https://lnkd.in/eu_8efMq
(4) Active Pre-Seed Investors: https://lnkd.in/eusdUdMz
(5) The Ultimate List of 750+ Seed Funds (by Matt Estes): https://lnkd.in/e-9ui7VQ
(6) VC Fund Database for Early-Stage Startups: https://lnkd.in/e6U8BdTF
(7) US Founders who invest in others as Angels: https://lnkd.in/eu3fUe4T
(8) SaaS Angel Investors (globally): https://lnkd.in/e-gdcAdT
(9) List of Family Offices investing Pre-Seed: https://lnkd.in/e-p5rjiv
(10) US Women Angels List (by Lolita Taub): https://lnkd.in/eJr3JgEr
(11) New VC funds at / below $200M in size by Shai Goldman: https://lnkd.in/e4XsiqE4
(12) Investors, accelerators, and resources supporting underrepresented founders and funders (from Anna Phan): https://lnkd.in/eNDNhkvY
(13) 4WARD VC Ultimate Climate Investor List: https://lnkd.in/eVmcg_Vf
(14) FoodTech Investors List (by FoodHack): https://lnkd.in/eJrfdzDA
(15) Worldwide ICO or crypto angel investors: https://lnkd.in/eHKf9dS9
(16) African angel investors: https://lnkd.in/ehp96-hU
(17) Angel Investors from diverse backgrounds: https://lnkd.in/ezDgeY9N
(18) Active Investor list by Trace Cohen (398+ Angels): https://lnkd.in/eVxCKWQg
Funding and grants from Innovate UK
Innovate UK is the UK's innovation agency. Its role is to stimulate innovation, working with business and other partners, in order to accelerate economic growth. The vision of the Innovate UK is for the UK to be a global leader in innovation and a magnet for technology-intensive companies, where new technology is applied rapidly and effectively to create wealth. See https://www.innovateuk.org/funding-support#
http://www.betterbusinessfinance.co.uk/finance/ - Search finance and grants
https://www.liberis.co.uk/quote/gov Alternative funding
https://www.alternativebusinessfunding.co.uk/ - Alternative funding source
https://www.gov.uk/business-finance-support?page=2 – for business funding for your region
https://crackit.org.uk/crack-it-challenges - funds for science led innovations
https://www.fairfinance.org.uk/business-loans/ - business loans for those refused elsewhere
https://www.fundingcircle.com/uk/businesses - Peer to Peer funding, unsecured loans
http://www.socentxchange.net/ - Social Enterprise Grants
Putting the right finance and insurance in place can help you to win contracts, fulfil orders and get paid. See if your business is eligible here
British Growth Fund
The form will take around 5-10mins to complete and we have some tips below before you begin:
BGF only invests in UK and Irish businesses. If your business isn’t headquartered here, we won’t be able to help.
Be prepared with your financial information and pitch decks or business plans. This will help you fill in the questions faster.
The more detail you supply the better our teams will be able to understand whether BGF is a good fit.
If your business qualifies for BGF funding on completion of the form, a member of our team will be in touch shortly. Click here
Government Sources of Finance
Business finance guide – what kind of finance is available to fund your business?
Public sector financial support – a handy reference tool to identify government-backed support options
Private sector finance – set up by a coalition of the largest UK financial institutions, this site takes you through private funding possibilities
Directory of financial support – learn about the different types of Financial Support offered by the government
Download business plan templates and financial tables to help you get started.
Funding Your Start-Up Ultimate Guide
A fantastic resource from a law firm, so a credible source. Really useful.