Thursday evening (6th July) saw over 300 leading entrepreneurs and early-stage business investors gather at The Dorchester Hotel in London for the UK Business Angels Association's annual UK Angel Investment Awards 2017. Vantage Power was fortunate enough to win the One to Watch award for Best Investment into Disruptive Tech!
The judges, made up of a collection of high profile business angels and institutional investors, had this to say:
"Vantage Power͛s disruptive technology combines hardware, software and big data to create a solution to the huge global challenge of ensuring an effective urban public transport system; and the company has mobilised a range of investment to scale the business.͛"
Jenny Tooth OBE, CEO of UK Business Angels Association, said: ͞"The shortlisted companies from across the UK competing for the 14 awards have raised a combined total of more than £210m in equity funding over the past 18 months from early-stage investors, ranging from business angels to crowdfunding platforms and VCs, and this has had a significant impact on their growth and success. ͞The winners reflect the huge range of innovative technologies, products and services being developed here in the UK; and demonstrate a strong capacity for scale and market disruption. UKBAA is delighted to recognise and highlight the success stories of these fantastic entrepreneurs and the contribution made by their investors who bring such vital finance and support.͟"