Venture Capital for Growth Companies

East Midlands Business Angels Ltd raises investment capital for growing companies.

Investments completed range from £20,000 to over £1 million.

Our investors back talented, committed managers running businesses with the potential for strong growth.

East Midlands Business Angels is a major source of private investment capital with a large and growing network of investors representing over £20 million of capital. We are independent, invest our own money and despite our name, we are not restricted to the East Midlands.

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EMBA Investors Invest More Than Money

Creating and building a business is a great challenge. It requires skill, experience, energy and commitment. The many challenges facing managers of growing businesses include:

  • Acquiring and developing customer relationships
  • Managing cash flow
  • Creating partnerships with suppliers
  • Out manoeuvring competitors
  • Motivating and managing staff
  • Developing relationships with banks
  • Coping with administrative and regulatory burdens

Whilst being pulled in many directions, it is vital to remain focussed on growing the shareholder value of your company. EMBA investors can help you manage these challenges and support you as you grow your business.

One of our investors usually becomes a non-executive director of each investee company. The non-exec’s role is to add value to the business. Businesses at all stages of development benefit from an experienced non-exec director.

A non-exec director can support you and add value to your business by:

  • Providing an independent, objective view on strategic and operational issues
  • Complimenting management skills
  • Acting as a sounding board for ideas and strategy
  • Building credibility and confidence with customers, suppliers, banks etc

Above all someone who can share the load and who is on your side and is motivated to help you grow your business.

We back talented, committed managers who can grow their business.

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What Companies Say

"East Midlands Business Angels have done a terrific job for me - very professional and very helpful."
— Tom Hunt MD PPM Software Ltd.
"We now stand very well placed to take a major step forward in growing our business and I am convinced that the help East Midlands Business Angels have found us will guarantee success for us."
— Marita Seth MD Moswin Tours Ltd.
"Their help and investment have been invaluable, enabling us to protect our intellectual property and proceed to clinical trials. EMBA also provided partners who have added commercial experience and credibility to the company."
— Dr John Hart Chief Executive Endocrine Pharmaceuticals Ltd.
"We contacted East Midlands Business Angels to find investors prepared to help us. They took the time and trouble to understand our business and objectives and they produced a number of backers who have put in the funds we needed."
— Dr Lindy Durrant MD Scancell Ltd.
"Of all the organisations we have been in touch with, East Midlands Business Angels Ltd were by far the best and most efficient, both in terms of the number of investors they found and in the amount of money that was raised.

"East Midlands Business Angels have, without a doubt, provided us with the catalyst for growth. Their introduction to high quality and energetic backers was conducted in a thoroughly professional and friendly manner, and has provided us with the key to our subsequent success."
— Mike Goddard MD Belvoir Property Management Ltd.
"We are grateful to East Midlands Business Angels for their advice, patience, professionalism, and support in arranging the investment capital for our MBO."
— Phil Whitaker MD Alliance Ltd.
"The most helpful and effective organisation we spoke to regarding raising capital."
— Robert Hart MD of G - Partners.
"East Midlands Business Angels invested more than the money to help us launch our business."
— Toby Reid Heath Reid & People Ltd.

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How to Approach East Midlands Business Angels

Please do telephone us for an initial chat through your plans. It is better to talk to us at an early stage as we may be able to help you refine your investment proposal. A polished business plan is not essential. As long as we can understand your business, we can help you develop the plan.

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What Are We Looking For

Please provide a clear concise description of your business opportunity. Help us to help you, we appraise a lot of businesses and so it helps us to respond faster if you provide us with information in a clear and concise way. We may not be experts in your field, so leave technical detail to the appendices. We need to understand the commercial opportunity and why we should back your team.

Your business plan should include:

  • A clear concise description of the business and how it generates revenue
  • Complete CVs of the management team
  • Latest audited accounts and/or management accounts
  • Forecasts for 3 years
  • Market position against competitors
  • Funding requirement

If you believe that your business opportunity is right for EMBA, please submit your business plan in hard copy by post. Alternatively if you want to discuss your business opportunity with us before submitting your plan, please telephone or email us.


Tom Yardley
East Midlands Business Angels Ltd
P O Box 333
NG23 6FQ
Telephone: 01636 708717
Mobile: 07767 443843

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