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.
Time and time again we have seen how a truly diverse, supportive business landscape is the key to more successful investments.
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: 10years.Firstround.com) 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)
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)
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.
Many of HERmesa's angel investors are or have been entrepreneurs themselves. As a close-knit network of experienced female angel investors, we know how to share both our capital and our knowledge. Find out how we can help you build a successful company:I'm an entrepreneur
"HERmesa is a good, strong addition to the UK angel syndicate landscape. Its contribution to the development of gender diversity as a strategy for effective business entrepreneurship is unarguable, and will be successful."
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