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Pitching events, South East

Dorset Business Angels Summer Pitch 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 10-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.

Pitches are confirmed as follows:

Market Sector: Excess stock liquidation

Online sales of discounted liquidated stock.

This Company has an ‘Amazon” style platform and provides a facility to liquidate excess stock. Branded products are bought at a significant discount and are then sold D2C far below store prices.

This market has changed considerably in recent years. Warehouses currently hold record amounts of stock, but the discount chains no longer trade in excess stock. This causes problems for the big brands, who need to clear excess stock and release capital to fund and make room for their new ranges.

Starting it in mid-2022, the Company now has a website and has already tripled its original investment.

It now seeks 250K to continue the rapid expansion.

Market Sector: Carbon reduction – net zero

Fighting the climate crisis and empowering climate action by providing standardised data analytics to reduce carbon footprints.

This Company’s award-winning ‘Climate Intelligence’ platform is one of the first to provide a carbon data collection system that aggregates and shares data between its subscribers – currently large public and private sector enterprises. Data gathered is standardised, analysed, and stored in a database, which is then shared amongst the subscribers. This then gives them an affordable solution to decide the best strategy to adopt in order to achieve their particular net-zero targets.

Currently, over 90% 0f UK Local Authorities have complied with UK legislation and set net-zero targets, but the data available to them right now falls well short of that currently accepted to be sufficient. Pressure on businesses due to incoming regulation is daunting and complicated, particularly for SMEs, but this platform allows them to overcome the constraints of time, expertise and funding, as they start out on their own journey towards net zero.

The Company is seeking 125K to allow it to continue the development work on the platform.

Market Sector: Personal creditworthiness

Personal AI money coach, helping young people to learn about and manage their money.

Traditional credit score rating methods s are failing young adults as well as the financial services that lend to them. Nationally, 2.7million young adults who are good with money are being misjudged as bad risk, whilst 3.3 million who are given credit, are potentially at risk of defaulting because financial services don’t have a true representation of the risk that this ‘thin credit profile demographic’ represents.

This Company has developed a novel credit risk prediction and reduction model that predicts readiness for credit without the need for a traditional credit score, identifying both overlooked good customers and potentially risky customers.

Management is seeking 420K to continue development.

Market Sector: Craft beer brewing

Locally brewed award-winning craft ale manufacturer and distributor

This Company’s aim is to manufacture, market, sell and distribute consistently high-quality ales and associated services throughout Dorset, and then nationally and internationally.

The USPs are high-quality ingredients – typically floor-malted barley – manufactured using environmentally friendly production processes. This company is also working on a second brand which will produce modern beers that are new to the UK spectrum.

Formed in 2013 and having won an International Brewing Award in 2015, brewing transferred to renovated premises in 2018 and break-even was achieved in February 2020.

The business is now seeking £2M to build the asset base, create stability and diversification, and possibly include a craft whiskey, using spare capacity in the brewery.

Market Sector: Digitised sales and marketing

Interactive marketing technology software for the property sales sector

Revenue-generating and founded in 2018 by two award-winning innovators, this Company has identified a significant gap in the property sales process. It has developed a 3-D Maquette Sales Platform, which is now gaining traction in the real estate market.

It addresses a number of shortfalls in the market, which include over-reliance on middlemen, resulting in reduced profits, a disjointed sales process with multiple channels, that creates confusion, and inadequate data collection that makes informed decision-making difficult. It also provides prospective buyers with the information they need prior to purchase.

Management is now seeking 500K to ramp up the development of the platform.

The Menu

Mains

  • Pan-fried salmon, creamy pomme 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

To Finish

  • 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 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 contact@dorsetbusinessangels.co.uk 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.

DISCLAIMER

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).

How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

If you have any issues booking your ticket. Email our Events Manager: Debbie Frith debbie@thepassionatepa.co.uk

Date and time
19 June 2023
17:30 - 21:30
Venue Address

The Bournemouth Carlton HotelGrove Road, Eastcliff, Bournemouth, Dorset, BH1 3DN

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