The Investment Catalyst
In partnership with The Royal Society of Chemistry, we will be showcasing 8 chemistry-led innovators. The event is set to be held online on 3rd November 2021, with 8 companies at the cutting-edge of the sector set to pitch. We will be announcing the industry leading businesses taking part over the next few weeks, be sure to keep an eye out for this announcement.
Our joint aim is to connect the UK’s leading chemistry-focused start-ups and scale-ups with angel and early stage investors through the Royal Society of Chemistry’s vast network of science entrepreneurs and UKBAA’s community of leading investors.
Chemistry-led innovation represents a broad and compelling opportunity for early-stage investors as it is integral to supporting an array of sectors and focuses. Businesses using chemistry at the centre of their technology offer possibilities that can drastically impact and improve the lives and work of citizens and communities everywhere, and together we are delighted to create a platform to showcase innovators first-hand to potential investors.
Over the last five years, the Investment Catalyst has presented 63 leading innovators using chemistry to revolutionise life sciences, energy supply, construction, food and drink, the automotive industry and more. We have seen our cohort of businesses raise a total of £4.5m in funding from attending investors, and we’re thrilled to have seen an incredible exit from one of our finalists at a phenomenal £623m!
The Royal Society of Chemistry currently supports over 300 small businesses across the UK by providing networking opportunities, grants and funding support, and help with recruitment and business promotion through their EnterprisePlus scheme.
The event is open to investors, angel syndicates and groups and VC funds. Register to attend this next showcase here.
The presenting businesses are set to include: