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Alex MacPherson

Octopus Investments

Angel investors play a valuable role in helping entrepreneurs to establish themselves as big global businesses, says Macpherson. ‘Making an investment is getting to the start line,’ he says. Once invested, the angel’s business skills, experience and knowledge can then… Read More

Bill Morrow

Angels Den

Morrow is eighteen minutes late for our call because he’s spotted an investor’s mistake. ‘It’s an incredibly time-consuming process,’ he says. Each deal has a lead angel investor responsible for due diligence and his team ‘super-curates’ everything. He founded the… Read More

Bruce Macfarlane

MMC Ventures

Macfarlane describes the past year at MMC as ‘outstanding’. The company won the Equity Gap Fund of the Year award, and was recognised by CB Insights and Ascendant as one of the top ten active investors in the UK. It… Read More



Martlet is an early stage start-up angel investor, proving investment for business-to-business technology companies. In its five years since it was started up by aerospace and defence giant Marshall of Cambridge, it has invested £4 million in 35 start-ups, and… Read More

Rodney Schwartz

Clearly Social Angels

ClearlySo was established to help HNWs who want to make an impact with their social investments do so… and it’s really taking off. ‘We’re have never enjoyed faster client growth and our pipeline of deals is growing faster than ever,’… Read More

Struan McDougall

Cambridge Capital Group

Cambridge Capital Group, the group that provides business angels with access to start-up and investment deals in early-stage companies, has had a successful year, with two of the companies invested in by the ever-growing investment syndicate — which specialises in… Read More

Tim Mills

Angel Co Fund

‘Understanding when you can help and when you just need to let the company and management team get on with it,’ says Tim Mills, the investment director of Angel CoFund and British Business Bank, when Spear’s asks him what makes… Read More