Archangels - Making The Future


Archangel Investors Limited (formerly Archangel Informal Investment Limited) is Scotland's leading Business Angel Syndicate. Originally formed in 1992 and based in Edinburgh, the syndicate now comprises around 100 investor members and is investing c. £10m per year in early stage Scottish companies, including leverage from partners the largest being the Scottish Enterprise Co-Investment Fund.


We invest equity only, with no preferential terms, and provide significant business experience and networking opportunities to our portfolio companies.  We seek to invest in companies with high growth potential and global application and are prepared to become involved at all stages from proof of concept through growth capital in a wide variety of business sectors.  To find out more about our investment criteria and our decision making process please visit the Investment section.


We are always keen to attract new investor members and welcome the opportunity to meet with potential members to discuss our approach to investment.  We are an unregulated activity in terms of the FSA and therefore rely on certification of members as either High Net Worth Individuals or Sophisticated Investors as defined by the FSMA 2000.  Unless otherwise stated, all investment opportunities are carried out under the Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS) rules and therefore attract tax benefits.  Please visit our Investors section to find out more about membership.

Our office is based in Central Edinburgh and provides resources for reviewing all investment opportunities and monitoring the performance of portfolio companies.  We are the largest partner of the Scottish Co-Investment Fund  which provides matching equity funding of up to 50% (£1m max) on any qualifying investment if required.


There are currently around 26 companies in our portfolio covering a wide spectrum of business activities.  Visit ourPortfolio section to find out more about the companies in which we are currently invested and follow the links to the websites of those companies for further information.

Latest News

Archangels reports exceptional year of investment in Scottish businesses

24 Feb 2015
Archangels, the prominent business angel syndicate which has been at the forefront of early stage investing for over two decades, announces today (Tuesday 24th February) that 2014 represented one of its most active years for investment in Scottish-based early stage and established technology and life sciences businesses and provided strong levels of returns for investors.

Archangels and SIB invest £3.3m in three Scottish companies

15 Feb 2015
Archangels, the prominent business angel syndicate which has been at the forefront of early stage investing in Scotland for more than two decades, announces that, alongside Scottish Enterprise's investment arm, Scottish Investment Bank (SIB), it has completed additional rounds of funding totalling over £3.3m for three growing Scottish businesses.

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