Our grand vision is to inspire wealth creation and preservation. We believe in a future where you own your own private Family Office that invests across all asset classes to preserve your family's generational wealth.

However, all grand ambitions, start with taking the first step. Our mission is to educate, equip and empower over 1,000 experts, professionals and entrepreneurs with the ability to create wealth through investing in small businesses. We achieve this by tapping into your interests, zone of genius and connecting you with a like-minded community to invest alongside.

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WHAT IS IT ALL ABOUT

Investing in startups has created billions in wealth for a small number of people who had access to the information. Imagine being an early investor in Google, Uber or Spotify. This is the world of opportunity we want to make more accessible to you.

We are well positioned to make your dream a reality, although we can’t promise you will find the next Meta, or guarantee you will make a million dollars in 30 days (this is not for you if that excites you).

We understand that creating wealth for you and your family provides the foundation to do more of what you love, live the lifestyle of your dreams whilst being in service to others. We believe in the power of unlocking the potential of each and every one of you through angel investing!

However, similar to the entrepreneurial journey, investing can be a confusing and challenging experience.

MEET THE FOUNDERS

Our founder, Andy Ayim MBE has invested in over a dozen startups, worked in Venture Capital and trained over 250+ new angel investors in the last 2 years.

Our co-founder, Sebuh Mesfin is a growth marketer, who has worked with 20+ startups, Included VC alumni, and is a marketing manager at Notion Capital, one of the UK’s leading SaaS VC funds.

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HAVE YOU EVER FELT LIKE...

  • Angel investors are rich middle-class white men who have retired and invest for the fun of it as they are already wealthy.
  • You feel overwhelmed as you don’t understand the terms they use, there is too much financial jargon.
  • People like me don’t do things like this.
  • You feel stretched and stressed from balancing parenting, your career and your side hustle(s).
  • You love entrepreneurship but have no clue where to start with supporting entrepreneurs.
  • You only have a few thousand dollars/ pounds to invest so you can’t afford to invest in startups.
  • You question whether you are qualified enough to support an entrepreneur.
  • You feel isolated and lonely because you don’t know any other like-minded people to talk to about what you’re going through getting started with investing in startups?

Hi, I'm Andy Ayim MBE

I’m a father and husband living in the United Kingdom. I love spending my time reflecting, thinking, creating and delivering inspirational teaching about entrepreneurship and investing. I made my first angel investment in 2014 and lost my money within 6 months as the small business closed down.

Sometimes, failures like these present our biggest learning opportunities and that’s exactly what it did for me. I went on to work and learn from world-renowned Venture Capitalists, and In 2018, I became the Managing Director of Backstage Capital and helped launch a global accelerator program that invested $2.5m into 25 startups led by underrepresented founders.

This exposed me to the funding challenges, the lack of access to capital, networks, and knowledge to build a business, and inspired me to start the Angel Investing School. In 2020, I was humbled to receive The Queen’s Honours MBE in the UK for my contribution to improving diversity in the technology sector. I’ve invested in 15 startups (and still going), 90% of the founders are diverse and they have raised cumulatively over $20M.

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Hi, I'm Sebuh Mesfin

I am a (new) husband, VC marketer, and digital creator. My purpose is to unlock the latent potential of overlooked people (for whatever reason), through tech, investing, digital skills, and entrepreneurship. I have hustled hard to earn my seat at different tables – from pitching marketing strategies to million-pound companies, to helping local entrepreneurs build platforms for BAME creatives.

In 2020, I became one of the first Included VC fellows, a fast-track ‘VC MBA’, accepted out of 2,000+ applicants, and broke into Venture Capital in 2021, on a mission to build the ultimate VC marketing playbook, with Notion Capital, one of the UK’s top VC funds.

Having migrated from East Africa to London, I have had to overcome many hurdles, to be in a position, where I can invest on my own terms, budget, and thesis. I started my investment journey, like many digital natives, using platforms like Crowdcube, and Seedrs. I am now a landlord, have a diverse portfolio of stocks and shares, and equities in private startups.

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Hi, I'm Sebuh Mesfin

I am a (new) husband, VC marketer, and digital creator. My purpose is to unlock the latent potential of overlooked people (for whatever reason), through tech, investing, digital skills, and entrepreneurship. I have hustled hard to earn my seat at different tables – from pitching marketing strategies to million-pound companies, to helping local entrepreneurs build platforms for BAME creatives.

In 2020, I became one of the first Included VC fellows, a fast-track ‘VC MBA’, accepted out of 2,000+ applicants, and broke into Venture Capital in 2021, on a mission to build the ultimate VC marketing playbook, with Notion Capital, one of the UK’s top VC funds.

Having migrated from East Africa to London, I have had to overcome many hurdles, to be in a position, where I can invest on my own terms, budget, and thesis. I started my investment journey, like many digital natives, using platforms like Crowdcube, and Seedrs. I am now a landlord, have a diverse portfolio of stocks and shares, and equities in private startups.

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We are shifting the culture from consumers of technology to investing in it too. But by far the most meaningful investment has been our commitment to continuous learning. We recognised together that there were a few key principles that have guided our decision-making and helped lead us to where we are today.

1. Play YOUR long game

Measure your life in decades not days and be patient. Rome wasn’t built in a night, wealth takes time to accumulate. Wealthy people nurture long term relationships and you can too. Focus on direction over speed, it’s a game of inches.

2. It takes a village

Belonging is important, so find communities where you belong and can be a full expression of yourself. We all seek to be valued and add value to others. This community is no different, we are intentional about how we show up, communicate and treat others with respect so they feel at home.

3. Inclusive and accessibility

One of the biggest barriers we faced when we started our investing journey was the language and terms used by the industry. One of the things that set us apart is the simple, easy to understand language we use and experiences we design to ensure we are both inclusive and accessible

We have trained over 250+ diverse angel investors in the last 2 years and developed a unique behind the scenes perspective we call The Angel Operating System (Angel OS for short) to make angel investing more effortless through support systems, knowledge and community.

In-depth courses & training

Access our extensive expert led course library, member Q&A calls & continuous opportunities to invest in startups globally.

Exclusive tools & discounts

Tools, templates, downloads, masterclasses and more - plus receive special perks & discounts from our growing list of partners

Active, Supportive Community

Feedback and support from fellow angel investors who will keep you on track with making progress and smart investments.

PRODUCTS

Below are the different courses, tools, and memberships we have on offer at The Angel Investing School.

AIS MEMBERSHIP

Our monthly membership offering is an affordable way to learn through a hybrid of live and pre-recorded content from our global pool of experts all year round.

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CORPORATE TRAINING

We run bespoke 1 day or 4 week cohort based training for ambitious employers who value the learning, development and fulfilment employees receive.

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FOUNDATION PROGRAM

Transformational 8-week programme takes you from knowing nothing about angel investing to feeling confident and empowered to invest in startups.

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