There are a number of ways to find UK investors for your business or start-up:
Online databases: There are several online databases that provide information about UK investors, including the types of companies and industries they are interested in investing in, their investment stage preferences, and their contact information. Some popular databases include Seedrs and the PitchBuilder Investor Contact List.
Professional networking events: Attending professional networking events, such as start-up conferences or pitch competitions, can be a good way to meet potential UK investors and learn more about their investment preferences and criteria.
Professional associations and organizations: Many professional associations and organizations, such as trade associations or industry groups, host events and provide resources for businesses looking for funding. These events and resources can be a good way to connect with potential UK investors and learn more about their investment interests.
Investment firms and venture capital firms: Many investment firms and venture capital firms based in the UK have websites that provide information about their investment criteria and processes. These websites can be a good starting point for identifying potential UK investors and learning more about their investment preferences.
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- Personal connections: Building personal connections through networking and referrals ("friends and family") can be a good way to find potential UK investors. Consider reaching out to people in your industry or business network to see if they have any connections to UK investors.
It is important to note that building a relationship with investors can take time and effort. It is typically best to approach investors with a well-defined pitch including a pitch deck and business plan.