UK’s largest early-stage Investment Showcase links investors with star companies of tomorrow

The eighth annual SETsquared Partnership Investment Showcase took place in London on 12 October where innovations from across many technology sectors were demonstrated by eighteen high-tech early stage UK companies.

The Investment Showcase attracted over 120 venture capitalists, angel investors and high net-worth individuals, the largest draw of investors for an event of this type in the UK.

The SETsquared Partnership combines the resources of the Universities of Bath, Bristol, Exeter, Southampton and Surrey to incubate early-stage technology businesses.

The showcasing companies were excited by the opportunity and the investors they met. Mike Baker, CEO, Xsilon said: "The support of SETsquared is phenomenal – we would not have got to where we are now without them.”

Partnership Director of SETsquared, Graham Harrison hosted the event and said: "As in previous years, the Investment Showcase has given us a platform to put together some of the UK’s best early-stage high-tech companies with a very large group of potential investors. This is a golden opportunity for the companies to showcase their offer to so many investors at one time. Helping support new businesses and giving them the ability to accelerate their growth is what SETsquared does so well."

The businesses were pitching for investment of between £150,000 and £4 million each. Over the past seven years participants have raised over £100 million in investment, with £9m raised from last year’s event alone.

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