Andy Ayim MBE

Creator.Angel Investor.Educator.

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Andy Ayim MBE

Investor in people

Andy Ayim MBE is a father, husband, creator, thinker, investor and founder of Angel Investing School, with a vision to empower a new generation of angel investors. He has trained over 300+ angel investors through a range of programmes with clients such as Google’s Black Network who were inspired through the training to launch Black Angel Group.

Andy has invested in over 15 gap-closing startups such as Farmlend, Ava Estell and is on the board of sustainable fashion startup, Whering.

His career has seen him move from consulting VCs in San Francisco to democratising access for diverse founders in the UK. Andy was recognised in 2021 with a Queen’s honours MBE medal in recognition for his contribution to diversity and technology in the UK.

Today, he helps diverse professionals use their expertise in new ways to support entrepreneurs through angel investing.

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Andy Ayim’s experience and knowledge are best expressed when he is on stage talking about subjects he is passionate about (see below). He has delivered talks to companies such as Goldman Sachs, Google, London Tech Week, Investec Bank, The FT and dozens of others. His audiences always come away inspired, educated and empowered. He encourages audiences to look beyond the status quo, and seek excellence! 

  • Investing in Diverse Founders
  • Fundraising & Angel Investing
  • Building a Startup

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Public Speaker

Andy Ayim MBE For Your Event

Andy Ayim’s experience and knowledge are best expressed when he is on stage talking about subjects he is passionate about (see below). He has delivered talks to companies such as Goldman Sachs, Google, London Tech Week, Investec Bank, The FT and dozens of others. His audiences always come away inspired, educated and empowered. He encourages audiences to look beyond the status quo, and seek excellence! 

  • Investing in Diverse Founders
  • Fundraising & Angel Investing
  • Building a Startup

Looking for a high-quality speaker for your event who has domain expertise? Check out some of my previous footage below. 

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My Mission

Empower, equip and educate 10,000 diverse angel investors by 2030.

My first venture into entrepreneurship 15 years ago was cofounding Mixtape Madness, a central location online to consume UK Hip Hop and Grime music. At the time I had no one in my family or friends networks who were entrepreneurs and therefore had gaps in my financial literacy. In fact, I had a fear and anxiety around money leading to a scarcity mindset.

Fortunately, we built a million-pound customer-funded business. But like many other diverse founders from working-class backgrounds, we had no idea how to access angel or VC investors. 

A decade later, I raised $2.5m as Managing Director at Backstage Capital investing in 25 underrepresented founding teams. Most still suffering from a lack of access to the knowledge, networks and capital to execute their idea.

Angel Investing School (AIS) was born out of this frustration, to level the playing field. We believe by empowering diverse professionals to angel invest, diverse founders will successfully raise more capital as a consequence. 

AIS economically empowers employees to make positive financial decisions around putting their money and skills to good use supporting the next generation of entrepreneurs.

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