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Becoming a Minerva Business Angel

Picture credit: nDevilTV ( is always looking to attract new  investors, either as a database member only, a member of one of our syndicate investor groups or as a corporate venturer.

Whether you are experienced or new to the idea of business angel investment we hope to provide high calibre investment opportunities for consideration.

The Registration joining form is simple to complete and includes the FCA Self-Certification of your status as a High Net Worth Individual or Sophisticated Investor which is required before we can send you any details about opportunities we are considering.

To join Minerva you may simply register as a database only member (free of charge) or  “solo” investor. We will regularly communicate opportunities we are presenting through the network and if one is of interest all you need do is request more details by email. If you prefer to have our summary details sent every month then a small annual charge of £40 (+ VAT) applies.

Alternatively, if you prefer to be a more active member and actually see the companies present with a group of other investor members and enjoy listening to & taking part in discussions afterwards, or indeed possibly volunteering to join an investigation into a proposition, then joining one of the seven investor groups, for which there is an annual fee of £80 (+VAT)   may be right for you. Located at the University of Warwick Science Park in Coventry, Loughborough,  Hagley Hall and Gloucester the groups meet monthly to view upto usually 3 companies followed by a light buffet lunch and a chance for a more informal chat with the prospective investee companies.

Tax benefits

Through its Seed/Enterprise Investment Schemes UK Government gives substantial tax benefits to UK investors in eligible private companies (Seed Investment subject to certain crietria can realise 50% tax relief whilst EIS attracts 30% income tax relief on the sum invested); capital gains are tax-free after 3 years.

Investment in Early Stage non-quoted companies is considered HIGH RISK

Although you may have seen an opportunity as part of one of the groups and accepted the deal structure agreed and will complete simultaneously, your final investment decision is the same as the “solo” investor and you invest as an individual and as such it remains your responsibility.

Before making any investment, prospective investors are advised to take advice from a suitably qualified independent professional who is experienced in advising on investing in unquoted companies.

Find out more…

To become a Minerva Business Angel, please contact the team on 024 7632 3122 or email

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