The HERmesa angel syndicate gives women a seat at the table to invest in extraordinary women (co)founded startups


We do things differently by providing women – and interested men – with a unique ‘learn by doing’ approach to angel investing.

Founded by a truly diverse cohort of operators turned angel investors, HERmesa brings to the table nearly 100 years of start-up experience. This has taught us one simple truth:

The best way to learn is by doing, and angel investing is no different.

We make this easier by offering a low minimum ticket size (£2k) that allows new investors to learn hands-on and quickly construct a portfolio.

The Diversity Dividend is why we focus on female investors and female founders.

Time and time again we have seen how a truly diverse, supportive business landscape is the key to more successful investments.


better returns

The future needs more female founders.

Start-ups with female founders make significantly better investments.  Female founded start-ups perform 63% better than start ups with all male founding teams (Source: and deliver 2x as much per dollar invested (78 cents vs 31 cents). (Source: Boston Consulting Group, “Why Women-Owned Start Ups Are a Better Bet” 2018)


more profitable exits

The future needs more female investors.

The data is clear: venture capital firms that increase their proportion of female partner hires by 10% see, on average, a 1.5% spike in yearly overall fund returns and have 9.7% more profitable exits.

(Source: Harvard Business Review, “The Other Diversity Dividend”, 2018)

Less than 8%

women angel investors

There is a lack of female angel investors in the UK and Europe

Right now, the future is overwhelmingly built by male founders and backed by male investors. (Source: Harvard Business Review, “The Other Diversity Dividend”, 2018)

HERmesa is redressing the balance by providing a supportive space to women interested in angel investing to learn, collaborate and invest together. We are working hard to create a more diverse future by helping women have a seat at the table.

Explore The Diversity Dividend

Angel investing is about making money.

You make more money when you invest in female founders and have more female funders.

For Investors

With diversity at our core, we welcome all women investors  - and interested men - to join us and learn by doing with a truly hands-on approach to angel investing right from the start. Our members have a wide range of experience - from none to plenty - and come from both corporate and entrepreneurial backgrounds. Find out how our program works:

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For Entrepreneurs

Many of HERmesa's angel investors are or have been entrepreneurs themselves. As a close-knit network of experienced women angel investors, we know how to share both our capital and our knowledge. Find out how we can help you build a successful company:

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