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Investment Showcase at Global Corporate Venturing
Applicant Criteria

  • Applicants are eligible if they are members of one of our SETsquared Universities (Bath, Bristol, Cardiff, Exeter, Southampton and Surrey) incubators or a member of the SETsquared Scale-Up Programme.
  • All applicants must be able to demonstrate a clear product-market fit, a strong business model, revenues and solid traction and the potential for continued growth to scale. They must be ready to raise funds and show an appetite to engage with corporate venturers with a technology portfolio (for collaboration, strategic partnership, investment etc). We are also keen to showcase companies with solutions that can have a social and environmental positive impact.
  • Applications are welcomed where the company is looking to raise growth investment. The range of investment sought must be above £750k.
  • If you’re not looking to raise funds but you are actively working on your corporate partnering strategy and have a clear proposition to corporate investors and venturers, please provide the information in the application form.

If you took part in SETsquared@20 in December 2022 and you think there are good reasons for you to apply for a place on the INVESTMENT SHOWCASE at the Global Corporate Venturing Symposium (change of strategy, dramatically different proposition, a new investment round and a fundamentally different investor pitch) please discuss with your local centre manager or SETsquared contacts prior to making the application and make sure the new.

Investment Success

Many of the companies involved in previous showcases that were seeking investment for development and growth have been successful or are in negotiations to secure funds. Some companies, on reflection, felt that growth through previously established revenue streams was more appropriate. Others concentrated on gaining initial customer orders to strengthen their value to investors before formally approaching this community. Figures show that the total raised by companies who have participated in the event over the previous eighteen years exceeds over £120m.

Questions?

If you have any questions regarding the selection process or investment programme please email [email protected] or call Lea Ediale on 07449 087138.

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