What is Minerva?

Minerva, part of the University of Warwick Science Park, is a network of Business Angels with ten investment groups based in the Midlands, London and Northwest. We work as a network of individuals with like minded goals meeting regulalrly to discuss opportunities.

Increasingly we are co-investing together with corporate partners which has increased our investment capability.

Through our instutional colaborations with the the univeristies of Aston, Birmingham, Loughborough, Nottiningham, Nottingham Trent, John Moores and Warwick Business School – London we deliver our investment groups and help failicate access to any available support from these great insitutions.  With our other colaborators Sci-Tech Daresbury and Black Country Growth Hub we have further extended our coverage and local support.

Becoming an Angel

Info for Investors

Looking for Investment

Info for entrepreneurs
  • Are you looking for money for growth and expansion?
  • Do you have a detailed Business Plan which identifies your need for investment and how you will use that money?
  • Do you have a clear growth plan and your route to market/idea has been validated either by a history of sales or an external source?
  • Can you evidence your assumptions and have sound reasoning for any valuation?
  • What is your exit plan?
  • How much of your own “skin is in the game,” i.e. what has been your investment in the business?
Companies invested in to date
Companies pitched in 2018
Amount invested to date

Our Investments

Read the stories behind some of our successful investments


Amount invested: £50,000 Background Trackener is an intelligent 24/7 horse monitoring solution helping advance equine health and welfare. Worn ...


Learning Labs (Flash Academy)

Learning Labs is an EdTech company, based at the Innovation Birmingham Campus. 



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