A bright and crisp winter's morning in London saw 21 high tech, high growth start-ups come together from all 5 Universities within the SETsquared Partnership to pitch for investment at the Annual Accelerating Growth Investment Showcase event. The venue was set inside the very grand Institute of Civil Engineers at 1 Great George Street, London.
6 SETsquared Surrey companies made it through the rigorous sifting process to be able to showcase their business and pitch for between £150k-£3m to over 140 investors. They received mentoring and support from the SETsquared team to ensure that they were investment ready. The Surrey companies were:
Gosbert Chagula, representing Zero Carbon Capital, an investor in attendance said: “SETsquared is a vital part of the UK’s innovation ecosystem. It leverages its partnership with five research intensive universities to benefit the entrepreneurs it supports but also to bring investors great opportunities to deploy capital. I’m here looking for investment opportunities in the sustainable energy sector and there are some very interesting early stage clean tech companies here today.”
Simon Bond, Innovation Director, SETsquared summed up: “The Investment Showcase really ends our year on a high. Every year I’m so proud that we’re able to line-up a really strong array of ambitious start-up teams and this year’s cohort was no exception. I saw many positive conversations going on around the room and look forward to hearing about deals done as a result in the near future.”
Congrats to all the companies who made it through to the event and we have our fingers crossed that you receive investment!