Becoming An Investor with Southern Angel Investors Club
We are a group of individual entrepreneurs who invest our own money in innovative companies in exchange for an equity share. We welcome new members but by law you will only qualify for membership of an Angel Investor club like ours if you are a ‘high net worth or sophisticated investor’ under the meaning of the Financial Services and Markets Act (2000).
As a member of Southern Angel Investors Club, you become an Angel Investor and have the benefit of
• being able to draw on the advice of fellow expert investors
• being able to make direct investments in companies in exchange for equity
• the prospect of a high return on investment (however you may also lose on your investment)
• tax breaks (although this is not a reason in itself to make investments).
The companies we invest in tend to be new or fast growing technology, medical or software businesses with a competitive advantage. You can see examples of the kind of companies we have invested in by looking at the SAIC Portfolio.
We receive many opportunities for investment. In order to ensure that you only spend time considering the best, the applications are filtered by selected members who volunteer to screen them. Only the most promising are offered to the entire membership in the form of presentations. These are usually given live at meetings where members have the opportunity to question and discuss. They are also available for study and comment on our members’ section of the JustInvesting website.
As an Angel Investor, you can then choose which if any you wish to invest in and how much, as part of a joint investment. An individual investment is typically £5000 each but it can be considerably more. You can also become involved in helping the businesses succeed by offering advice or perhaps joining the Board.
For more information on whether you qualify for membership, go to our Application page. You might also like to visit the Financial Conduct Authority’s website. Membership is by invitation once we have received and approved your application.