Angels.

Find your next investment.

Focal is the hub for aspiring and established angels. Invest alongside leading VCs into pre-qualified companies.

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WHAT

Focal runs bi-annual demo days, attended by hundreds of angels offering you a chance to participate in the world’s best VC index vehicle.

We’re building a crowdfunding 2.0 model, tracking top-tier VC funds and co-investing alongside them.

WHY

Why choose Focal?

See the top 1% of startups

We surface the very best companies, as selected by 250 world class VC funds, from a pool of thousands of startups.

Request intros

If you’re interested in investing in any of our finalists and would like to learn more, request introductions with the click of a button.

Angel invest via our SPV’s

Invest from as little as £1k in some of the world’s most exciting Pre-Seed to Series A companies, as chosen by us, our VC fund partners and our thousands of attendees.

TEstimonials

It's a no brainer for angels

Focal is making waves in early-stage investing circles, delivering me numerous exciting opportunities. I expect my Focal-sourced portfolio to grow.

Paul Forster
Founder of Indeed.com

You can become an investor in the hottest startups at the right time with as little as £1k, and it might just be the most egalitarian initiative ever to happen to capitalism.

Harrison Moore
Angel

Focal is fast becoming an integral part of the startup ecosystem, offering much greater access and efficiency to founders and funders alike.

Simon Franks
Redbus, Co-founder of LoveFilm

It's not easy getting access to top tier deal flow unless you're a VC. Focal makes it easy to invest in startups that have been vetted by leading VCs.

Harry Nightingall
Angel

Our finalists have raised >£110m from top-tier funds like

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Frequently asked questions

How do I hear about opportunities?

You will need to qualify yourself to hear about our opportunities. You can do so here: www.gofocal.vc/spv

Is Focal FCA regulated?

Focal (which is operated by Startup Stage Limited) is not regulated by the UK Financial Conduct Authority or by any other national regulator. Focal merely provides the means by which Applicants are able to communicate with interested Attendees, deliver their pitches to attending Investors and network with like-minded individuals. For full terms and conditions visit our Ts and Cs.

What are the risks associated with angel investing?

Most investments are shares in start-up businesses or bonds issued by them. Investors in these shares or bonds often lose 100% of the money they invested, as most start-up businesses fail. Even if the business you invest in is successful, it will likely take several years to get your money back. Putting all your money into a single business or type of investment for example, is risky. Spreading your money across different investments makes you less dependent on any one to do well. A good rule of thumb is not to invest more than 10% of your money in high-risk investments.

What are the fees attached to SPVs?

Odin (the platform we use to administer the SPVs) charges a flat fee of £2k per SPV + 1.95% of funds raised, split pro-rata across the investors. It is also worth noting that there is a 15% carry pool on each SPV.

How often will I hear from the company post investment?

We have information rights on each SPV we set up to give our investors a bi-annual update, where we release details about traction and product growth.

Do you showcase EIS qualifying companies?

Yes, most of our portfolio companies are EIS qualifying. On occasion, we may publish a deal that is not.

Who will I be co-investing with?

Depending on the instrument we use to structure the investment