Surrey 100 Club celebrates ten years of helping businesses
The University of Surrey’s 100 Club, one of the South East’s leading Angel Investment Networks, has celebrated ten years of providing support and training to help dynamic and innovative businesses grow.
Since it was founded, the Club has helped raise over £75 million and created nearly 200 jobs. Its impressive track record includes helping new ventures become ‘investor ready’, with support and training to businesses looking to raise finance and then giving these ventures the opportunity to showcase their offering to its investor members.
Last year, 32 businesses pitched for investment, securing over £8 million between them, either directly from the Club or up to one year after the event.
By leveraging the University's wealth of resource and its contacts in the local entrepreneurial and investment community, the Surrey 100 Club provides the foundation for venture creation.
Caroline Fleming, Club Director of Surrey 100 Club, said: “The Club’s network of Angel Investors consists of businesspeople based in and around the South East. They often get to see investable business propositions right at the beginning of their fund-raising journey, allowing our Surrey 100 Club Investors to gain an earlier investor advantage.”