Investors at Pitchfest

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Investors previously involved with Pitchfest include:

Ascension Ventures, Business Angels Association, Business Growth Fund, Blue Sky Corporate Finance, Ecrin Investments,  Harper Dennis Hobbs, Innovate UK, Mercia Technologies, Midven, Minerva Business Angel Network, Santander, Seven Investment management and The Syndicate Room.

Read what some of our past panel members have to say about the competition below.

“Any investor, entrepreneur or professional will find Pitchfest an invaluable place to find innovative ideas and opportunities to expand their network”

7IM looks after over £10bn of private client money. Their clients are an eclectic mix, from company chairman to tech entrepreneurs, family businesses to sports people, as well as charities and trusts -many of whom invest in private companies. Whilst 7IM don’t invest directly in private companies on behalf of their clients, they ensure they are closely involved in the wider business community as investors.

“The event was excellent with a good range of companies from very early stage, through to established growth businesses who need additional capital to scale-up. The pitches offered interesting opportunities for investors, as well as an opportunity for the entrepreneurs to raise the profile of their business.”

“As well as watching the pitches, I really liked the opportunity meet all the small businesses at their stands. Being able to talk to so many entrepreneurs in one spot and getting a feel for how well I think they can grow a business makes the event worthwhile.”

Ecrin Investments are angel investors working with start-up and early growth phases of high-technology businesses. They bought a 3.5% stake in 2015 Early Stage winner, Roompik, helping them to hire programmers and develop Android and web based versions of their iOS app.

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