Welcome to Minerva

Minerva Business Angel Network, one of the UK’s fastest-growing organisations with ten investment groups.

Started in 1994 and part of the University of Warwick Science Park Ltd. Run in its current format since 2010, has supported more than 90 companies raise over £63mn. Its delivery collaborators included the universities of Aston, Birmingham, John Moores, Loughborough, Nottingham, Nottingham Trent, Warwick Business School (London) and Sci-Tech Daresbury and the Black Country Growth Hub.

Minerva focuses on high growth tech companies and has a not for profit objective.

Their investors’ expertise is wide and as valuable as the financial support given.


To all our members and entrepreneurs, we are still working and keen to support SMEs at this time of great need.

Ready to talk to us?

Looking to invest in innovative businesses or find out about raising funding for your business through the Minerva network?

Becoming an Angel

5 steps to

If you are interested in becoming an angel, why not send us a message through our contact form and we can arrange a meeting.

Typically you would join us as an observer for two sessions to assess if it’s a right fit for you.

If you are interested and we think you fit the necessary criteria you will be invited to join and will pay an annual subscription, with an expectation within 2 years you will have found an investment that suits you.

Once a member you are free to attend any of our Minerva Investment Groups and you will be able to join our exclusive deal platform.

For those who have invested, we encourage your continued attendance as the skills you have developed as an Angel could be beneficial to companies and other Angels alike.

Articles by Minerva

Advice for Entrepreneurs and Investors
A Call To Potential Business Angels by Alexis Toft

by Alexis Toft BSc(Hons) Llb MBA LLM CChem CSci Head of Minerva Business Angels, University of Warwick Science Park The Chancellor recently announced that there would be no changes to … Continue reading A Call To Potential Business Angels by Alexis Toft

Message from Alex Toft | Head of Minerva

“During these difficult times, we remain open for business and understand the importance of supporting companies at this time.  While not without its challenges, we are trying to facilitate some … Continue reading Message from Alex Toft | Head of Minerva

Minerva Meetings

With the cancellation of events, we plan to substitute them with a series of WebEx meetings using the software provided by Zoom (https://zoom.us/) The software is free and contains some … Continue reading Minerva Meetings

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