Dorset Business Angels Pitch Presentation Event
Dorset Business Angels Network Limited provide quality, private equity investment opportunities to local High Net Worth and Sophisticated Investors.
We help early-stage businesses find equity capital, especially in southern England, our local area.
We do this by bringing our investors and entrepreneurs together to accelerate the growth of early-stage businesses.
Join us for networking from 5.30pm in the Causerie Suite, enjoy refreshments whilst meeting and catching up with fellow investors, DBA sponsors and the DBA team. The pitch presentations will start at 6.15pm with an introduction from our Chairman, Don McQueen.
Five carefully selected companies seeking investment, will make a 15 minute pitch each, after which there is time for Q&A. Then, expressions of interest from Angel Investors are registered for further action. Once the pitch presentations are finished, those staying for dinner, will enjoy a 2 course private meal with wine and a chance to start new conversations and continue those started earlier in the evening.
Adrian Trevett – Head of Economic Development at BCP will also give a brief presentation ahead of the pitches.
Pitches are confirmed:
Pitch 1: Market Sector: Commercialisation of electric aviation
Installing and managing a network of public electric aircraft chargers at remote UK airfields.
Electric-powered aircraft are already flying. Although not yet certified for general commercial use, short-range commuting journeys will soon become a reality.
As electric aircraft increase in size and number, systems will be required to address the widespread commercialisation of electric aviation, within the commercial parameters of pre-existing general aviation business models.
This Company is planning to install and manage aircraft chargers at remote airfield sites under a monthly subscription business model, whilst offering electric aircraft for hire, training, and hour-building activities to pre-existing flying groups in localised regions. It will integrate its systems into the current commercial activities at these aerodromes, at a much reduced hourly and group subscription cost than pilots are normally used to, whilst at the same time, satisfying public demand for a green energy transition away from fossil fuels.
The management now seek a further £250K in addition to £1.25M already committed to expand the business.
Pitch 2: Market Sector: Allied Health & Wellbeing
Health Tech SaaS enabled platform ready for EIS funding to match Innovate UK grant.
Dietitians, nutritionists, counsellors, therapists, coaches and more, work alone and siloed. Their biggest worries are getting new clients and being compliant.
This platform offers a ‘business in a box’ service for health & well-being practitioners making them compliant in their client management, efficient to free up time, (up to 1 hour a day), and collaborative (able to work as a team) for an increased earning potential and improved outcomes.
They have their first paying customers, nationally recognised partners and investment from The Boost Fund and a second (invitation only) Innovate UK grant is expected in January.
DBA has access to present this opportunity exclusively. This Company is raising £450k in addition to the grant to scale a 3-rev stream business and have commitments for £200k at this stage.
Pitch 3: Market Sector: Adventure Media
Video, digital and print content creation and distribution for the adventure market.
More people than ever now engage in some sort of outdoor activity, but for the hardy types that engage in more than one activity, they can only access single-activity media content.
This company has developed a platform that addresses these issues for all brands, with their suite of services covering content production.
For the consumer, this media ecosystem is currently the only source of adventure information that caters for this need – in short, a one-stop shop for both brands and consumers. In addition, they have distributed over 100,000 print magazines worldwide and established over 100 partnerships with global brands.
They now have a comprehensive roadmap to scale up the business and seek an investment of £500K.
Pitch 4: Market Sector: Online Investment Management
An app allows users to build their own trading strategies, discover investments and access professional trading tools without coding.
Many people employ the services of an investment manager in one of the large financial services companies to look after their investment portfolio. Some, however, who would like to exercise more control over their portfolio, face many problems trying to combine the professional advice offered by their IFA and the accessibility provided by DIY trading apps.
This Company, founded in 2020, has devised a new wealth-tech app, primarily aimed at these investors, to give them the ability to trade commission-free on an ‘execution only’ basis. Users will be able to use a powerful toolkit, that includes investment strategies similar to a professional ‘bank grade’ approach and have full visibility and autonomy of how they were investing. The MVP is now complete, and a number of trial users are testing the app. They are able to generate personalised investment strategies and receive powerful trading analytics. The Company now awaits regulatory approval to launch, and there are 2,500 potential users on the waiting list.
The Directors – all of whom have backgrounds in investment banking, and hedge-fund management – now seek £1M for marketing and future development.
Pitch 5: Market Sector: Fitness and Nutrition
Combining nutrition technology and clinical research, this company creates drinks with blends of amino acids designed to deliver functional benefits for active lifestyles.
This Company is the first to launch a nutritional drinks brand that gives customers access to the unique healing power of amino acids. They currently offer a range of 10 amino acid-based formulations, designed for targeted outcomes – function, taste, clean label & ESG.
Founded in 2017 and launched online in 2019, they now have significant traction, with sales now in excess of 10K units, and a 12% MOM average growth rate. The D2C business model gives a >50% margin, with the further options of adding high-margin membership subscriptions and a media channel.
In-house manufacturing tests are underway with the aim of significantly enhancing both quality and gross margin.
Management now seeking £270K to build up the brand.
- Pan fried salmon, creamy pommel puree, buttered asparagus, garlic and coriander cream sauce
- Pea and mint risotto, rocket and parmesan crisp
- Pan fried chicken supreme, fondant potato, green beans, mushroom tarragon sauce
- Warmed chocolate brownie, chocolate sauce served with vanilla ice cream
- Selection of ice cream
Tea & Coffee
This event is suitable for:
- Angel Investors
- Those considering becoming an Angel Investor
- Support services involved in or interested in becoming involved with Angel investment
This event is not suitable for:
- New business networking
- Finding new clients
- Entrepreneurs considering a future pitch to investors*
*This is event is for Investors, it is only fair to presenting companies to ensure all attendees are genuine or potential investors.
Professionals who want to personally invest or, who have a portfolio of clients to whom Angel investing may be of interest are very welcome to attend. If you have a specific requirement to attend or if you are unsure whether this event is right for you, please email email@example.com and we will be pleased to assist.
Non Member Investor Self-Certification is Required for the Event
Under the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (as amended 2005) investors must “self-certify” by meeting simple criteria as “High Net Worth” or “Sophisticated” Investors.
Therefore, any investor should read and sign the documentation via our About page on our website, either a High Net Worth Investor Certificate or a Sophisticated Investor Certificate, as is appropriate.
Members of Dorset Business Angels will have already submitted this information and need not do it again.
Visitors, who are neither members or investors are welcome to attend for information only purposes and must understand that they can only invest in a non regulated investment on becoming a paid up member of Dorset Business Angels.
Pitchers – We also wish to point out that companies or individuals seeking investment through the Dorset Business Angels must ensure that the information presented to potential investors is neither inaccurate or misleading. They are, accordingly, similarly advised to seek guidance from someone authorised under the Act.
Any information provided on the website or other communication is for information purposes only. The website and other communications and their content are not, and should not be deemed to be an offer of, or invitation to engage in any investment activity. The website and other communications should not be construed as advice, or a personal recommendation by Dorset Business Angels Network Limited. Dorset Business Angels Network Limited is not authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). The content of this promotion is not authorised under the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (FSMA). Reliance on the promotion for the purpose of engaging in any investment activity may expose an individual to a significant risk of losing all of the investment. UK residents wishing to participate in this promotion must fall into the category of sophisticated investor or high net worth individual as outlined by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA).
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