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BVCA &#39business angels&#39 hit record highs in 12 months to June

The British Venture Capital Association has announced a record £25m of business angel investment for the 12 months to June 30 1998.


The 398 registered business angels made 227 investments totalling £24.6m in 223 registered companies.


The majority – 69 per cent – of investments were less than £50,000 with technology the most popular sector.


Scotland, East Anglia, the South-west and the South-east were the business angel &#39hot-spots&#39. The East Midlands showed the most significant growth in business angel activity.

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