Investors

Welcome to Women Angels of Wales, a female-led angel investing syndicate dedicated to investing in female-led businesses located in Wales.

If you are passionate about helping women in Wales achieve their business ambitions and are willing to invest money and your skills to help them, you are in the right place.

Why Invest with Women Angels of Wales?

Our mission is to get as many women involved in supporting female-led Welsh businesses as possible.

By joining forces, we can pool our talents – and our money – to help female-led businesses in Wales thrive.  With that in mind, the only commitment you have to make to become a member of WAW is to invest a minimum of £4000 per annum (or two investments of £2000).

So, take a look at becoming a business angel. It’s tax efficient, it’s rewarding and you can join us in making a difference to our environment, our society and our economy by inspiring and investing in female-led businesses.

Why Choose Women Angels of Wales?

Empowering Female Entrepreneurs

By investing in female-led businesses, you have the opportunity to support and empower women entrepreneurs who are driving innovation, creating jobs and making a significant impact on the business landscape in Wales.

Diverse and Inclusive Investment Portfolio

Our syndicate focuses on diversity and inclusion, ensuring that our investment portfolio represents a wide range of industries and sectors. By investing with us, you contribute to building a more inclusive and equitable business ecosystem.

Access to High-Potential Ventures

As a member of Women Angels of Wales, you gain access to a pipeline of high-potential ventures led by talented female entrepreneurs. We adopt a thorough deal screening process, so you are only introduced to companies that have been stress tested against our set investment criteria. We’ll share our insights, and you’ll have the opportunity to meet the founders in person.

Expertise and Support

Our syndicate consists of experienced angel investors who bring a
wealth of knowledge, expertise, and industry connections, as well as those who are investing for the first time. By joining us, you become part of a supportive community that shares insights, provides mentorship, and helps businesses thrive.

Positive Social Impact

Investing in female-led businesses in Wales, not only generates financial returns but also creates a positive social impact, locally. By supporting women entrepreneurs, you contribute to gender equality, economic growth, and the overall development of Wales.

It’s Tax Efficient

There are extensive tax breaks in the UK for individuals making Angel investments through the SEIS and EIS schemes.  It is important that you understand the full extent of these tax reliefs before getting started and build them into your own personal tax and wealth management planning.  We offer all new members a workshop on the allowances but you should also consult with your own personal financial advisor.

“Joining WAW has enabled me to come together with women from a wide range of professional and personal backgrounds but with a like-minded desire to help other women, as a fellow investor helping finance ambitious business women with exciting  business ideas. I find the combined knowledge and skills really powerful and a more comfortable place to explore the possibilities linked to angel investing.”
Nicola Twigg, Member, Women Angels of Wales.

How to join Women Angels of Wales

In the first instance, please confirm that you can self-certify as either a High Net Worth Individual and/or a Sophisticated investor.

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1. Express your interest

Once you are happy that you can self certify as a high net worth individual and/or sophisticated investor, complete the form below and we will be in touch to discuss next steps.

2. Attend our events

We want you to enjoy your investment journey so our events are designed to inform, educate and entertain. Check out our Events section for a list of our upcoming events.

3. Review investment opportunities

We pre-screen, hold pitching sessions and conduct due diligence on potential investment opportunities, and you can get involved at any stage in the process.

Our investors can take an active role in any or all steps of the investment journey, from pre-screening, due diligence, investment and post investment management. The strength of our group comes from learning together, our diversity, and our ability to match the right investors with the right deals.

4. Collaborate and invest

By investing in female-led businesses, you have the opportunity to support and empower women entrepreneurs who are driving innovation, creating jobs and making a significant impact on the business landscape in Wales.

Interested in Joining Us?

If you’d like to be part of a movement that empowers women entrepreneurs, drives innovation, and creates a lasting impact on the business landscape in Wales then get in touch.

Register your interest below and we’ll arrange an initial call with you to discuss both the FCA guidance on who can join us and our approach to building a community of confident investors.

Please confirm you are able to self-certify as a high net worth individual and/or a sophisticated investor

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If you don’t meet either criteria but are interested in joining contact us at hello@womenangelsofwales.com

Women Angels of Wales Limited (“WAW”) is unregulated by the UK Financial Conduct Authority. Consequently, membership is restricted only to those Applicants who are able to truthfully self-certify as exempted recipients who are eligible to receive any financial promotions which are communicated to Members by WAW in compliance with the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Financial Promotion) Order 2005 (SI 2005/1529) (the “Financial Promotion Order”). Please read our full Important Notice here.