Inspiration Station

About Us - UKBA

How two childhood friends built a network of 1,886,692 (and
counting) entrepreneurs and investors, and helped create the
startup ecosystem…

The story so far…

Back in 2004, lots of people were trying to start businesses – many with brilliant
ideas. But they were struggling to find the seed funding necessary to grow; and
the best investors to guide their growth.

This got us thinking…

The problem was clearly undermining the startup scene: great ideas were not
getting off the ground because it was hard to find investors.

We thought we could solve this. So, we set out to build an online platform
connecting startups with a global network of angel investors.

Did it work?

Well, we started small, but now our network has 30 branches extending to 80
different countries. We have 1,886,692 registered members with 327,554 investors
and 1,559,138 entrepreneurs. This makes us the largest angel investment
community in the world, and we’re growing daily. As a result, we’ve already raised
£200 million for some of the coolest startups in the United Kingdom and across
the world.

But that’s not all…

We’ve tried to never lose touch with our entrepreneurial roots. So, we are always
looking for the next problem to solve.

In 2021, we launched BrickTribe, a platform specifically designed to connect
property developers with investors.

Our mission remains the same: Connecting the world to enable investors to back the great businesses of tomorrow.

Stay ambitious.

James Badgett & Mike Lebus


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