Nation of Angels

The UK Business Angel Association (UKBAA) recently commented  that

"The emergence of crowd equity platforms and the digitalisation of investment has allowed more people to invest - when they want, and the amounts that they want. Britain has become a nation of angels. By making it easier for people to invest, crowd equity platforms have democratised investment".  The UKBAA went on to comment that they number of new start-ups far outstrips the potential for exits.  This is largely fuelled by the growing eco-system, incubator programmes etc. The suggestion was that it now takes between 8 – 12 years to get a positive exit.