The Milton Keynes Investors Group

MKIG is a not-for-profit angel network. Our purpose is to connect early-stage, high-growth startups and SME's with angel investors. The group meets regularly to hear investment pitches and talks from notable speakers. Whilst the meetings take place in Milton Keynes, we are open to investment applications from anywhere in the country and our door is open to new investors wishing to join the group.

It is free to pitch and there are no success fees. Startups apply here.

Now accepting new investors.

Our next event

Date: 28th October 2021

Speaker: TBA

Tune in to our next event from the comfort (and safety) of your own home.
All events will be held virtually until early 2022.

The story behind MKIG

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The story behind MKIG

In January 2020, two local Entrepreneurs Amar and Georgina took over the reins of MKIG. They are highly experienced in raising capital and running startup businesses. Their first venture Una Tickets was acquired by Sky in 2016, you can read more about their projects at www.duo.ventures. The pair are eager to continue the success of the group and grow it even further.

MK Investors Group was founded in 2015 by serial entrepreneur Alexander Boswell, who saw the need for MK-based business investment by flowing capital into local start-ups and SMEs.

Alexander maintains long-standing business interests in property, agriculture and foods, in particular local frozen meals company Wiltshire Farm Foods, of which he is a director. He advises and supports numerous small enterprises in the Milton Keynes area.

Boswell is an active ambassador for Buckinghamshire and Milton Keynes. Having served as High Sheriff of Buckinghamshire in 2006/7, he was appointed to the role of HM Vice Lord-Lieutenant in 2011.

The main focus of Alexander's community work is Milton Keynes, where he is President of the MK Community Foundation and a Patron to Willen Hospice, Bletchley Park and the City Orchestra. He is a former board member and trustee of the MK Parks Trust and a former Chairman of the Buckinghamshire CLA (Country Land and Business Association), a national body which he still supports at central policy level. In 2014 he facilitated the successful 'Treasures in MK' art exhibition held at the MK Gallery.

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Amar Chauhan

Georgina Hollis

Georgina Hollis

Alexander Boswell

Alexander Boswell

Startups
& SMEs

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Startups & SMEs

Having been through the startup process, we understand the ups and downs in raising funds for your business. Whilst we cannot guarantee you'll be successful in raising funds via MKIG, we can help you to put your best foot forward and support you through the process.

MKIG offers you the ability to pitch your business to a group of investors and influential professionals. We typically meet every three months and have an audience of 30 - 50 people. There are usually three pitches, each 10 minutes long followed by a Q&A. In our experience, Q&A's are where investors make their decisions so be prepared to answer tough questions.

Alongside the investors, we aim to invite sector-specific experts to watch your pitch and offer you the added opportunity to grow your network within the sector you operate.

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Investors

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Investors

We are always interested to hear from new investors who would like to attend our events.

In-line with the FCA's Financial Promotions Order, those who attend our events and/or receive business plans must be able to qualify as either 'a self-certified sophisticated investor', 'a self-certified high net worth individual' or a representative of a 'high net worth company'.

The MKIG makes no claim to provide financial advice or conduct any due diligence on investees. Therefore, any investments you make are personal and entirely at your own risk.

If you are interested in joining the group, we would be delighted to hear from you. Please complete the form below, and we will be in touch shortly.

For more information, please email: info@themkig.com.

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Apply to pitch

Firstly, we require you to submit your pitch deck. We will then assess your pitch for suitability. We endeavour to give feedback to all applications therefore, it may take several weeks to hear back.

If we believe you are suitable for the pitch event, we will arrange to meet with you in Central Milton Keynes. You will have the opportunity to present your pitch and answer any questions we have.

If successful you will be invited to pitch at the next MKIG event.

Criteria to apply

Please make sure the deck is presentable, clear, concise and does not contain jargon. If you have a promotional video or a short demo of your product please include links. We will not consider submissions that do not contain the above information.

If you are selected to pitch at MKIG, all equipment will be provided, including screen, sound and laptop (we are happy for you to use your own laptop if it has an HDMI port/adapter).

Where possible, you will be provided with a demonstration space where you can show the attendees more about what you do and display any promotional material.

Costs

Free to pitch - £150 fully refundable deposit to secure your spot.

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