Startup Empathy through Angel Investing

The best way for leaders of the world's biggest companies to innovate like a startup is to invest in one!

This is what we do!

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The Need…

  • Google’s top 100 senior Black leaders were keen to develop startup empathy and learn how to invest in startups.

What We Did…

  • We delivered a 5-week cohort-based training experience for 30 leaders at a time based on the modules above.

What Were The Outcomes…

  • Post-completion they launched Black Angel Group and now have over 300+ members across 10+ countries with membership from big tech companies such as Nvidia, Uber, Amazon, Pinterest and Reddit with over $5m invested in startups.

Anyone can angel invest but not everyone should. The Angel Investing School provides the fundamental understanding necessary to get started with investing in startups. Starting with your motivation through to investing alongside others.

A great place for you to start is on our free learning platform, Open Angel.


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Our Impact So Far

Over Angels Trained
Countries Reached
Our Alumni Has Invested Over

Why our students love The Angel Investing School

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Huge thank you to Andy & the rest of the team at Angel Investing School, for bringing in phenomenal speakers and sharing weekly revelations about what it takes to be an angel investor.

Lene Van der Borght | United Kingdom

Patrick Bentley

No doubt enrolling in Angel Investing School( AIS) has changed the trajectory of my life.
It helped me to realise how to source, support and learn about the latest innovations from emerging startups in A.I and M.L.

Patrick Bentley | USA
Google & Black Angel Group

Jia-Hong Shaw

With the encouragement of the AIS experience, I founded my angel syndicate and made my first investments after completing the course.

Jia Hong Shaw | Singapore
Turn-off Turn-On Ventures, Ex-Blackrock

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The Angel Investing School Live Course

We offer Live Courses in partnership with organisations to enable participants to access our courses for free.

If you are interested in your top leaders developing startup empathy, we believe investing in startups is the best way to start.

Contact Us below to get started.

Our Past Facilitators include

Vera Baker

Vera Baker
Alumni & Climate Change Investor

Vera is a renowned entrepreneur, operator and investor passionate about the fight against Climate Change. She was also an Atomico Angel.


Maya Horgan-Famodu

Maya Horgan-Famodu
Founding Partner at Ingressive Capital

Maya invests in pre-seed and seed-stage tech-enabled businesses in the B2B space in Africa. Her portfolio includes Paystack, Jetstream and 54gene.


Matt Pennycard

Matt Pennycard
Cofounding Partner at Ada Ventures

Matt and Check Warner cofounded Ada Ventures which focuses on investing in overlooked markets with a strategy called 'Inclusive Alpha'.


Lo Toney

Lo Toney
Founding Manager at Plexo Capital

Plexo Capital invests in emerging seed-stage VCs led by diverse teams and invests directly into companies sourced from the portfolios of VCs where Plexo Capital has an investment.


Ed Zimmerman

Ed Zimmerman
Startup/VC Lawyer, Lowenstein Sandler

Alongside his duties as a lawyer, Ed is also an active angel/Limited Partners investor with over 150+ investments in underrepresented General Partners and founders.


Yvonne Bajela

Yvonne Bajela
General Partner at LocalGlobe

Yvonne is an investor across Europe and Africa with startups like Wise and Marshmallow in her investment portfolio.


Devina Paul

Devina Paul
General Partner at Galvanise

Devina's Angel Syndicate typically focuses on startups in the marketing technology, advertising technology and data and analytics spaces.



Machela Sathekga
Alumni & Angel Investor

Machela is an MBA graduate of London Business School. Her career has covered consulting, insurance, asset management and most recently a product leader at Amazon.