In 2018, SETsquared Surrey member Pplus Products was seeking £750K investment. The company, founded by Dr Mitra Najafi, created a break-through in regenerative medicine. The technology was developed in conjunction with Guys' & St Thomas' Hospital and uses patient's own blood platelets as a component in a cream to regenerate and rejuvenate skin.
Mitra along with her Entrepreneur in Residence, Gary Smith, decided to apply to the S100 Club. In order to pitch at a S100 Club event companies have to go through a 2-step selection process:
- Pitch Assessment Session (S100 Club team assess 10 minute pitch and provide feedback)
- Panel Day (pitching to a panel of S100 Club investors who decide on the companies who get through to the Club event)
Pplus Products was selected to go on to pitch at the S100 Club event in February 2018 and was successful in receiving direct investment from the Club.
It was fantastic news for Pplus Products and represented just one of the examples of investments made at the S100 Club last year.
If you want to find out more about pitching at the S100 Club, please do speak to your Entrepreneur in Residence and/or email the S100 Club Secretary Joan Moore (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information.