Invest alongside an extraordinary group of angel investors, sector experts and entrepreneurs

We are a community of operators who know what it takes to build successful start-ups and we invest smart money – capital and expertise – to help change the funding landscape for women founders.

As an experienced investor, HERmesa provides you with many advantages:

  • Access a curated pipeline of the top women (co) founded start-ups in the UK and Europe

  • Connect with a diverse and inclusive community of exceptional women, and aligned men, enthusiastic about investing

  • Have the opportunity to get involved across all investment stages – from screening to due diligence to post deal support

  • Build, scale and diversify your investment portfolio

  • Attend regular networking events and educational talks to keep growing as an investor

  • Share your knowledge with first-time angels and give back to the community

  • Contribute to HERmesa’s mission of supporting the women-led start-ups of the future

We are value-add investors

Our investors are veterans of some of the world’s most successful start-ups, scale-ups and corporations

Our structured approach to investment

Pre-screen and expert call

HERmesa member sector experts pre-screen deals

Screening committee

Deals only proceed if the sector expert likes the deal and will personally invest (subject to DD)

Pitch event

Company presentation and investor Q&A, members indicate interest in investing

Due diligence

Thorough, collective due diligence per HERmesa standard process; formal deal memo published


HERmesa members make individual decision to invest in start-up

Rules of thumb for investors


Each investor chooses which deals
to invest in and how much to allocate per deal


The minimum individual
cheque size is £2k


Members allocate a minimum of £10k
over one year to dedicate to angel investing


The goal is to make approximately 5 investments
in the first 12-18 months

We are proud to support a growing portfolio of exceptional women-led start-ups