July 07 2017
NEWS RELEASE: Undo wins UK Angel Investment Awards 2017
London, UK - July 7, 2017 - Thursday evening (6th July) saw over 300 leading entrepreneurs and early-stage business investors gather at The Dorchester Hotel in London for UK Business Angels Association's annual UK Angel Investment Awards 2017.
Emma Sinclair MBE, the successful entrepreneur, UNICEF ambassador and youngest person in the UK to have made a company public (aged 29), presented the 14 awards, which celebrate the UK's high-growth entrepreneurs and the investors that have backed them on their growth journey.
Jenny Tooth OBE, CEO of UK Business Angels Association, said:
“The shortlisted companies from across the UK competing for the 14 awards have raised a combined total of more than £210m in equity funding over the past 18 months from early-stage investors, ranging from business angels to crowdfunding platforms and VCs, and this has had a significant impact on their growth and success.
“The winners reflect the huge range of innovative technologies, products and services being developed here in the UK; and demonstrate a strong capacity for scale and market disruption. UKBAA is delighted to recognise and highlight the success stories of these fantastic entrepreneurs and the contribution made by their investors who bring such vital finance and support.”
The Best Investment in Disruptive Tech winner for 2017 is:
The judges said: ‘Undo’s disruptive technology addresses a core challenge for software companies: how to improve the quality of their products and fix customer issues quickly. Utilising investment from leading angels, Undo has focused on scaling its product development, leading to significant early adoption from major industry players.’
For more information about the other winners, visit http://awards.ukbaaevents.org.uk/winners/
About UKBAA: The UK Business Angels Association (UKBAA) is the national trade association representing angel and early-stage investment. UKBAA acts as the voice of the angel investment community and strives to build and connect the early-stage investment ecosystem, in support of the UK’s high-potential entrepreneurs.