Backing Innovators Across the UK
Presented in partnership by the UK Business Angels Association and the British Business Bank, TechInvest: Investing across the UK is spotlighting high-growth potential tech innovators in a series of London-based pitch showcases. This one of a kind investment series seeks to connect the dots from fundraising through securing investment by providing a platform for innovative founders to meet industry-leading investors.
A Rolling Event Series
Presented in partnership with UK Business Angels Association and the British Business Bank, the latest iteration of ‘TechInvest: Investing across the UK’ will be spotlighting high-growth potential tech innovators from across a range of sectors, including AI, FinTech, HealthTech and CleanTech.
Working with a panel of expert judges from industry and investment, a selection of 10 innovators will be handpicked to take the stage and pitch at each London event. Across the 4 events, up to 40 leading businesses will have the chance to tap into investment from a group of industry-leading early-stage investors eager to see what opportunities are on the rise.
Our next event
Event 2: FinTech Spotlight
The second event in this latest series will focus in on FinTech and is set to take place on Wednesday 13th December at PwC’s Embankment offices. Working with an expert panel of judges, we have identified 10 innovators from across the sector to take to the stage and present their investment opportunities.
Investors are invited to join us to hear 5-minute pitches from a group of leading regional FinTech entrepreneurs. Each of the presenting businesses will be seeking investment in the range of £250k-3m and represent exceptional tech talent from across the UK’s FinTech sector. Investors can express an interest in attending here.
Investors are invited to join us at the showcase!
Register to join us on 13th December for an exciting pitch showcase spotlighting 10 innovative tech founders from across the FinTech sector.Register your interest
The businesses set to take part in TechInvest FinTech
Judging Panel for Event 2: FinTech
The judging panel that selected our group of leading FinTech businesses from across the UK includes:
Event 1: AI Spotlight
The first event in the series took place in-person on Tuesday 3rd October in London at Barclays Media Centre Moorgate and focused in on leading regional entrepreneurs developing innovative AI applications or products. Working with an expert panel of judges, we selected 10 innovators from across the sector to take to the stage and present their investment opportunities.
Investors joined us at Barclays Media Centre Moorgate to hear 5-minute pitches from 10 fantastic regional tech entrepreneurs, followed by networking over drinks and canapes. Each of the presenting businesses are seeking investment in the range of £250k-3m and represent outstanding tech talent from across the UK’s AI sector. We were delighted to be joined by British Business Bank’s Chief Finance Officer, David Hourican, as the keynote speaker for the showcase.
The businesses that took park TechInvest AI:
Event 1: South West Spotlight
Hosted by CMS London, the first event in the series featured 10 tech entrepreneurs from the South West. These businesses were selected out of a pool of nearly 80 applications spanning the region.
In addition to hearing from the 10 tech innovators, we welcomed Louis Taylor, CEO of BBB to deliver the keynote and share why this is such an important programme.
We were also delighted to hear from CMS Partner, Hannah Curtis who welcomed our investors and presenting businesses and provided background on their unique equIP programme – a programme the works with start-ups in the technology sector to support their growth.
The presenting businesses represented a strong cross-section of tech sectors and highlighted the tremendous strength of the South West. From Health Tech to Clean Tech, FinTech and much more, it was a brilliant demonstration of the opportunities for investment in the region.
The panel of judges for our first event
We worked with an expert judging panel to help pinpoint the best of the best to take centre stage at the event.
The South West-based businesses that took part
Event 2: Spotlighting the Midlands - 23rd February
Date: 23rd February 2023
Where: Home Grown Club, 44 Great Cumberland Place, Marylebone, London, W1H 7BS
On 23rd February at Home Grown Club, the second event in the series welcomed 10 tech entrepreneurs from the Midlands to pitch their innovations.
Situated in the heart of London and the home of entrepreneurial spirit, Home Grown Club offered a perfect backdrop for UKBAA and BBB to shine the spotlight on Midlands based innovators. Not only did the evening feature a host of great businesses pitching for investment, it also provided a fantastic atmosphere for networking and accessing deal flow.
Each business delivered a 5-minute presentation, highlighting why the Midlands is such a powerhouse for tech innovation. Among the many talented founders presenting, we heard from businesses in sectors like aviation, health tech, clean tech, SaaS and more.
Judging Panel for Event 2: Midlands
We worked with an expert judging panel to pinpoint leading tech founders from across the Midlands. The judges’ were looking to identify the most ground-breaking and forward-thinking tech leaders, and that they did!
Presented in Partnership
UKBAA is the national trade association for angel and early-stage investment, representing over 650 members that collectively deploy in excess of £2bn per annum.
Our members include angel groups, individual investors, early-stage VCs, equity investment platforms, family offices, universities and accelerators. We are a not-for-profit organisation, run by and for our members.
The British Business Bank is a government-owned business development bank dedicated to making finance markets work better for smaller businesses.
Whether you’re looking for finance to start a business, grow to the next level, or stay ahead of the competition, British Business Bank is delivering greater volume and choice of finance.
Supported by a Leading Investment Community
TechInvest: Investing across the UK is an extension of the Mayor of London’s TechInvest programme, which UKBAA created and delivered. This new iteration of the programme is moving outside of London and spotlighting founders across the UK.
A key part of the TechInvest programme is working with industry-leading investors who act as judges to help pinpoint the best of the best when it comes to innovative businesses. Throughout the tenure of the programme, we have worked with over 90 judges from a host of leading organisations and investment groups.
See some of the groups and organisations that have been part of the judging panels.