Shah honoured at UK angel showcase
Cambridge entrepreneur and investor Sunil Shah was named joint angel of the year at the 2019 UKBAA Angel Investment Awards at the Science Museum in London.
Hundreds of applications were received and reviewed by over 40 leading judges to select the very best from across the UK’s investment ecosystem across 15 categories.
The awards recognised top angels, leading VCs and the trailblazing businesses they back.
Shah shared the ‘Angel of the Year’ accolade with Vin Murria who has over 20 years’ experience in M & A and software sectors, having founded Advanced Computer Systems which she built into a publicly listed company and exited successfully in 2015.
She is passionate about helping women in technology and also recognises the importance of supporting women to access investment in regions outside the golden triangle.
Sunil Shah is deeply committed to investing in life sciences and biotech therapeutics as a major growth sector across the UK.
He invests in very early stage businesses, having made over 25 investments so far in life sciences as well as other technologies.
While based in Cambridge, he has backed entrepreneurs across the UK. Shah is very keen to help more people to understand the potential of investing in the life science space since he feels that not enough people recognise the opportunity and especially encouraging investors from the Indian diaspora to engage.
The judges felt he would make an excellent ambassador for UKBAA to both support more angel investment in life sciences and help to build a more diverse investment base.