Minerva, the business angel network which is part of University of Warwick Science Park, has played a vital role in helping Lincoln-based tech start-up Tended access the funds and know-how needed to take its intelligent safety solutions to the next level. Tended secured a total of £935,000 through Minerva Business Angels, including a single investment of £810,000 from Blackfinch Ventures. They went on to secure a further £221,000 from innovate UK, taking the total raised to £1.15m.
West Midlands business leaders, entrepreneurs and investors have welcomed the launch of a new angel investment network for the region. Minerva Birmingham, a new collaboration between Aston University, University of Birmingham and Minerva Business Angels, part of the University of Warwick Science Park, held its inaugural pitching event at Aston University on 9 April.
The University of Warwick Economics Department is this year’s host for the Royal Economic Society Annual Conference. The prestigious event, taking place from 15 to 17 April, brings together more than 700 academic and professional economists from across the globe to present current research developments in economics and showcase real-world applications.
Minerva partners with Aston University and University of Birmingham Enterprise to launch new angel investor network for Birmingham
University of Warwick-based Minerva, one of the UK’s largest traditional angel investor networks, has teamed up with Aston University and University of Birmingham Enterprise to expand the funding opportunities available to start-up businesses in the West Midlands by launching a network of ‘business angels with insight’ for Birmingham.
Andy Street, Mayor of the West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA), has welcomed the launch of a new campaign, backed by University of Warwick-based Minerva Business Angel Network, to encourage local entrepreneurs and investors to support the region’s start-up companies and to encourage local participation in the financial support structure for business.