Best Angel Syndicate

Startup Funding Club were last night awarded “Best Angel Syndicate” at the Growth Investor Awards in London. Rick and Victoria Payne have been working with Stephen Page, Angelika Burawska and Joseph Zipfel since 2014, and in that time have brought together over 350 private investors to support startup businesses seeking funding and support.  

 Last night’s event, hosted by Rory Bremner was held at the Royal Lancaster Hotel near Marble Arch and attended by over 450 guests celebrating the role of the UK SME investment community in job and wealth creation.


The “Best Angel Syndicate” award category was open to angel investors that co-invest as recognised angel syndicates and judges looked to identify those groups where the investment has had made a measurable ‘impact beyond investment’ on their SMEs.






The award is designed to recognise the vital role angel investing plays in the SME investment ecosystem. Without knowledgeable syndicates that are prepared to collaborate and share risk, many businesses would struggle to get the investment and support they need at key stages in their growth journey.


The other 2017 Finalists were:  


    • 24Haymarket
    • Endeavour Venture
    • Green Angel Syndicat
    • Oxford Capital CoInvestor Circle 

Winning the award Rick Payne said “ We were really pleased to be nominated but then delighted to actually win the award, it was a great evening and great recognition for the hard work and thought the team puts in on a daily basis ”