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The must-attend event for investors in technology,
science & innovation-led ventures

28 November 2023, 12.30 – 18.30
Behind the Bike Shed, Shoreditch, London

If you are an investor with an active technology portfolio looking for high-quality deal flow and interested in shaping the investment landscape going into 2024, then this is the event for you! 

For the past 19 years, we’ve run our highly successful Investment Showcase, helping start-ups raise over £160m.
This year we’re changing things up!

As well as the opportunity to see quick-fire pitches from up to 22 deep tech, science, and innovation-led start-ups from across SETsquared’s portfolio, we’ll be hosting a series of roundtable discussions and keynotes tackling the hottest investment topics. We’re aiming to create conversation, collate opinions, and define real actions going forward.

Same quality curated investment pitches

  • The opportunity to see the latest investment prospects.
  • Hottest technology and sector areas: Quantum, AI, MedTech, sustainable tech, FemTech, FinTech, cyber, and more.
  • Meet the founders to initiate investment conversations.
  • Early access to the pitches via the Investment Platform.
A-Z list of companies pitching

Exciting new elements

  • Roundtable discussions to explore opportunities and challenges in the investment ecosystem, including how can corporate venturing and venture capital funds work together, what’s next for impact investment, and what investors want to see from the spin-out review.
  • To be announced – two keynotes from prominent Governmental and investment figureheads.
  • The opportunity to network and connect with fellow angels, VCs, corporate venturers, and research funders.

Roundtable discussions

Want to gain some insights into the investment landscape going into 2024?

Get involved in our roundtable discussions and have your say on key topics affecting the investment ecosystem. From the spin-out review to ESG – we’ll be covering all the hot topics (listed below).

See the full event agenda

Session one

  • Corporates and VCs working together – should corporates just invest in funds or come alongside as a co-investor?
    Facilitator: Jim Mawson, CEO, Global Corporate Venturing
  • Spin-out review – so what? How does this shape the landscape going forward?
    Facilitator: Tamsin Mann, Head of Policy and Governance, PraxisAuril
  • Impact vs ESG – Which do you prioritise in your portfolio? Does either make a difference in return on investment?
    Ed Phillips, Partner, Future Planet Capital

Session two

  • Can the UK and Europe compete with the rest of the World with the level of investment available? Are we in danger of our best companies moving further afield for investment?
    Lauren Crawley-Moore, Senior Business Development Manager, London Stock Exchange
  • Building a more inclusive fundraising ecosystem: challenges and opportunities ahead
    Facilitator: Brianna Bao, Investor, Simsan Ventures
  • How can we deepen the connections between investors and tech transfer offices to speed up the commercialisation of research into the market place?
    Diana Galpin, Director of Enterprise & Knowledge Exchange, University of Southampton

Who should attend?

  • Venture Capitalists
  • High Net Worth Individuals
  • Self-Certified Investors
  • Angel Investors
  • Fund Managers
  • Government Funders
  • Investment Managers
  • Corporate Innovation Teams
  • Corporate Technology Scouts
  • Corporate Investors

Registrations are now closed.

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  • University of Bath
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