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The technology sector in the North is creating jobs ten times faster than the general economy. Manchester is the second largest UK tech hub after London, and other northern cities from Liverpool to Hull all have significant technology sectors. However there remains a gap in the market for funders to support innovative, high growth firms.
Dow Schofield Watts Angels aims to provide a strong and active angel network to address the funding gap for early stage technology investments in the North. Its focus is on promising early-stage technology businesses, particularly those with early revenues but which fall short of the size criteria of most tech venture capital investors.
Membership is open to high net worth or sophisticated investors, and requires no commitment or fees. An investment committee, a majority of whom are angel investors, help to select investment opportunities for circulation around the network, with most of them likely to qualify for EIS tax relief.
Initially the network will invest up to £500k in each business, with the minimum contribution from each angel set at £10,000. Dow Schofield Watts Angels also looks to co-invest with other funders where appropriate to deliver larger funding rounds.
Dow Schofield Watt Angels was launched by the North’s leading independent advisory business Dow Schofield Watts, and is operated by its private equity arm, PHD Equity Partners which is regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.
For further information about membership contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
25th June 2020
Dow Schofield Watts Corporate Finance in Yorkshire and North East has advised Bayfields Opticians and Audiologists on its investment from BGF. Bayfields was founded in 2004 by optometrist Royston Bayfield and has its head office in Esholt. It has grown to 19 practices, including sites in County Durham, Lancashire, Hampshire, Surrey and Yorkshire, with 13 sites … Continued