East Midlands Business Angels (EMBA) is a venture capital and private equity firm raising investment capital for growing companies that is headquartered in Newark Upon Trent, Nottinghamshire and was founded in 1997. The firm specializes in coordinating investor syndicates and overlooking the investment process.
East Midlands Business Angels typically invests between £20,000 to over £1 million in companies looking to grow their businesses. The firm claims that most of their investments meet the requirements necessary for investing in ordinary shares of unquoted companies which fall under the Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS) to provide tax breaks to investors in the United Kingdom. Notable investments made by East Midlands Business Angels are in Monica Healthcare (seed round) and Critical Pharmaceuticals (series B).
Companies receiving investment from East Midlands Business Angels get more than just capital, they also benefit from getting help with: acquiring and developing relationships with customers, managing cash flow, creating supplier partnerships, outcompeting competitors, motivation, establishing relationships with banks, and dealing with administrative and regulatory issues.