Tech Invest forum returns, connecting early-stage tech firms with investors

Tech Invest, one of the UK’s leading forums for connecting technology entrepreneurs with investors, has opened registrations for its fourth annual London event on 22 June 2016.

The forum invites early-stage, fast-growth technology companies to pitch to a room full of investors, including venture capitalists, angels, private equity houses and specialist banking teams.

Since the event launched in 2013, some of the UK’s brightest tech stars have taken advantage of the platform to present their business in a 15-minute time slot, as well as the networking opportunities the forum provides.

Seventeen presenting companies have since raised new funding, two have been acquired, and two have floated on AIM.

The forum is open to businesses that have already raised up to £5 million in the last two years and are looking for their next stage of growth finance.

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Companies that have previously taken to the Tech Invest stage include PIE Mapping, DevOpsGuys, Lytespark, PingTune, Twizoo, Bactest, Bright Network, Brand Embassy, Captive Media, EZBOB, mporium, Movirtu, MyLiveGuard, Oxford Photovoltaics, Paythru, Route Monkey, Digi.me, VouchedFor, WheelRight, Clowdy, and Ffrees.

“It’s a wonderful time to be a tech entrepreneur,” said Ben Rossi, editorial director at Vitesse Media, whose leading publications Information Age and GrowthBusiness organise Tech Invest. “The UK’s technology sector is absolutely thriving, as shown by the record levels of investment in 2015, and the growth of digital tech companies is significantly outpacing the rest of the economy.

“Tech Invest is a fantastic opportunity for the UK’s most promising digital, e-commerce, mobile and fintech companies to present their growth strategy to an audience of top tech investors. We’ve been hugely impressed with the quality of the companies that have presented in previous years, and firmly expect this year to be the best yet.”

Click on the year to view the full list of previous presenting companies: 2013, 2014 and 2015.

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Ben Rossi

Ben was Vitesse Media's editorial director, leading content creation and editorial strategy across all Vitesse products, including its market-leading B2B and consumer magazines, websites, research and...