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Yorkshire Association of Business Angels. Yorkshire CONCEPT Raising finance to grow your business Tuesday 4 March 2008 Crowne Plaza Hotel, Leeds Barbara Greaves Manager. Yorkshire Association of Business Angels (YABA). Started in 1995 Membership organisation

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yorkshire association of business angels

Yorkshire Association of Business Angels

Yorkshire CONCEPT

Raising finance to grow your business

Tuesday 4 March 2008

Crowne Plaza Hotel, Leeds

Barbara Greaves

Manager

yorkshire association of business angels yaba
Yorkshire Association of Business Angels (YABA)
  • Started in 1995
  • Membership organisation

- 128 Angel members (private investors)

- 45 Associate members (corporate)

  • Investment pot of c£18m in Yorkshire
  • Supported by Yorkshire Forward
  • Not for profit introduction service
consider business angel equity finance
Consider Business Angel Equity Finance
  • Immediate cash with no security required
  • No repayments until exit
  • Pay dividends if agreed only when in profit
  • Common goal to grow the business
  • Strategic partner – support & advice
  • Active partner at times
  • Proven experience & credibility
what do the angels look for
What do the Angels look for ?
  • Patented product/niche market
  • High Growth business potential
  • Management team
  • Return on investment
  • Exit strategy
what can you expect
What can you expect ?
  • Someone who has business expertise and potentially has contacts in the market
  • Possibly a syndicate of Angel investors sharing the high risk at this very early stage
  • Angels looking for co-investment routes such as the Viking Fund to benefit from the due diligence
  • Average YABA investment £50,000 which can leverage further finance
  • 10% of opportunities succeed in getting investment
from prototype stage
From prototype stage

Kwik Pipe Ltd

Patented water pipe lining system

  • Needed working capital
  • Investment in tooling & machinery
  • £50,000– 1 Angel Investor
  • £20,000 – Yorkshire Forward grant
green technology
Green technology

GSPK Multifuel Ltd

Dual fuel converter – LPG and diesel for HGVs offering lower carbon emissions and costs

  • Finance for further product development and sales and marketing
  • £25,000 – 1 Angel investor
  • £75,000 – leveraged industry and grant funding
york university spin out
York University Spin-out

RAPITA Systems Ltd

Worst-case execution time software analysis tool for embedded systems used in the automotive, avionics and telecommunications industries

  • Viking Fund and YABA co-investment in 2005
  • £100,000 second round funding secured in 2007

One investor said “ the academic track record of its founders is extremely impressive. Added to that is the fact that the company has already started to secure its first orders with products that will make a real cost and time saving to its customers.”

new product launch export drive
New product launch & export drive
  • Single Use Surgical Ltd
  • Second round funding to

increase working capital

  • Large syndicate of Angels

“We’ve benefited greatly from the experience of the Business Angels which has meant that we were well prepared to manage the company’s growth,”

www.susl.co.uk

how to access angel finance

How to access Angel finance

2 page Executive summary

published on the YABA extranet

Fortnightly email alert to angel members

Fee £50

5 minute presentation at a YABA Investment Forum

Held every other month with 30-40 angels attending

Fee £35

Guidelines on the YABA website

www.yaba.org.uk

summary

Summary

Yorkshire Association of Business Angels

can help you to reach 128 Business Angels in the region at one time at very little cost

and

Business Angels

not only bring

money

but also

skills and experience

to support your business

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Yorkshire Association of Business Angels1 Hornbeam HouseHornbeam ParkHookstone RoadHarrogateHG2 8QTtel 01423 810 149fax 01423 810 086Barbara Greaves and Charlotte Atkinsonadmin@yaba.org.ukwww.yaba.org.uk