The eighth annual SETsquared Partnership Investment Showcase on Wednesday October 12th will highlight the best of British innovation from nineteen early-stage companies from diverse sectors including; aerospace, marine, healthcare, electronics, green technology, business software, energy, telecoms, transportation and material science.
 
The businesses are pitching for investment of between £150,000 and £4 million each from venture capitalists, angel investors and wealthy individuals. Over the past seven years participants have raised over £100 million in investment, with £9m from last years event alone.
 
The Investment Showcase, held at One Great George Street, London, starts at 8:00 am with an informal breakfast. The event includes ten minute presentations to investors from eight of the companies attending. All nineteen companies have exhibition stands which will be open throughout the morning, to allow potential investors to engage in direct discussions with them.
 
The eight companies making presentations are
  • healthcare technology firm Attomarker
  • digital media software company dpcloud
  • Fantasy Shopper, a social shopping game
  • energy generation from waste company SEaB Energy 
  • smart antenna company SOFANT Technologies
  • online transport logistics company Status Transport Connections
  • federated document management company TopicLogic
  • smart energy networking company Xsilon.
The SETsquared Partnership combines the resources of the Universities of Bath, Bristol, Exeter Southampton and Surrey to incubate early-stage technology businesses. “The Investment Showcase links early-stage high tech high growth potential companies with sources of funding, and has proven to be a very successful event for both showcasing companies and investors,” said Keith Robson, Chair of the SETsquared Partnership. “Innovative start-ups make a valuable contribution to the UK’s economic growth, and SETsquared’s track record to date is a 90% survival rate for graduating incubated companies.”
 
If you are a journalist and would like to attend the Investment Showcase event, please contact Sheelagh Connelly at Lumen PR: Sheelagh@lumenpr.com, 020 7617 7994.