MAINstream - a network for business angel investors, has been established by Michelmores, and is registered with the UK Business Angels Association (UKBAA).

Angel investors play a key role in supporting and advising innovative start-ups and growth businesses. MAINstream's members are experienced entrepreneurs and investors who are actively looking to invest in, and provide ongoing support to, exciting and disruptive ventures. Many of our members have themselves started, scaled and exited successful businesses.

High-growth early-stage companies will be invited to present their businesses to members of the network at a number of pitch events throughout the year. Members also benefit from networking opportunities, and invitations to relevant seminars and training hosted by Michelmores.

If you'd like to find out more about MAINstream (whether to discuss the possibility of joining the network as an investor, or to be considered to pitch at one of our events) please email

If you're an ambitious early-stage company looking for strategic support, you may also be interested in our MiVentures legal incubator programme.

Please note that membership of MAINstream is subject to the network's terms and conditions, and all members will be required to self-certify as a High Net Worth or Sophisticated Investor pursuant to the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 to confirm that they are a suitable individual to receive business plans and invest in businesses. The relevant forms can be downloaded here. No information provided to MAINstream members is intended to constitute a financial promotion for the purposes of Section 21 of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 and the Financial Promotion Order 2005 and does not amount to a recommendation or advice on the merits of the deal. All investment decisions are made at the risk of the individual investor.


Meet the team

MAINstream is ultimately run by its members, with input from the Michelmores team: 

Richard Cobb

Chloe Vernon-Shore

Tom Torkar

Harry Trick

Freya Lemon

Ellen Vickers


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