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Dorset Business Angels Online Pitch Event - Spring 2021

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Our Online Pitch Event on April 26th, will see 5 entrepreneurs pitching to investors in an attempt to gain their investment interest.

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During these extraordinary times, Dorset Business Angels has adapted to continue to offer opportunities to Investors and to support innovative early stage businesses.

On April 26th 2021 we have our next Online Pitch Event, with five carefully selected companies to pitch to our network, despite the current limitations in place on face to face meetings

The event will mirror, as close as we possibly can, the format of our face to face pitch events.

Entrepreneurs will present their pitch decks in a live 10 minute presentation, followed by a 5 minute Q & A session with Investors.

Following the event, those Investors who have expressed interest will be able to access pitch decks and supportive information via a secure area of our website.

The Online Pitch Event will take place from 12.45pm via Zoom. The pitches will begin promptly at 1pm.

NEW FOR THIS EVENT: Your Zoom link will be sent out via Eventbrite as part of your booking process. A reminder will be sent prior to the event.

To register for the event you will need to self certify as either a High Net Worth or Sophisticated Investor.

The 5 pitches are confirmed:

Market Sector: Personal Safety Solutions

This Company offers a service that has suddenly been thrust into the limelight by a number of recent tragic events. Having received over 300K downloads in a matter of days, their mission is to offer the public at large a means to control their own personal safety.

At a time when knife crime, assaults, mugging and sexual harassment are increasing, their platform provides a map showing all the recent crime spots, so users can plan routes away from streets with regular crime histories.

The app will also scan the road ahead whilst users are walking or exercising and will alert them if they are walking towards a danger zone.It is the management’s belief that the development and commercialisation of their platform will change the world of personal security, as currently, there are no safety apps that automatically alert people to this sort of danger. The database is updated every 3 days, which provides even greater reassurance to prospective users.

An investment of up to £750K is sought take the Company from the current transition phase to full launch.

Market Sector: Education Technology Soltuions

This Company’s ambition is to be the number one place schools go for all of their education technology.

They have a platform that is ready to support the opportunities presented by new technologies such as mixed realities, robotics and artificial intelligence. With many choices now available in a given space, knowing where to start, can be a real challenge for school leaders, especially with the backdrop of school funding issues and other priorities.

Their aim is to bring organisation and efficiency to a somewhat disparate landscape, by bringing together the very best education technology, STEM products, people and partners all under one roof. Current forecasts show that up to 65% of jobs that today’s students will go into in the next 10 years do not yet exist - so how do schools best prepare students for the unknown. Even now, there is a global STEM skills shortage, with employers unable to acquire the talent and skills they require to meet their present needs.

Having taken 10 years to build the business model and 3 years in since launch, with 1000+ customers, management now seek £700K to take the business to the next level.

Market Sector: High Volume Manufacturing Services

Launched 7 years ago, this Company is now a trusted provider of value-added manufacturing services to the growing and increasingly fragmented beverage industry.

Its business model is to ‘bring the factory to the raw materials’ and then package them to the highest standards, thereby eliminating transport costs and quality deterioration for drink brands. It offers mobile canning services to the rapidly expanding craft beer sector, focussing in on offering a premium service for small to medium sized producers, who are largely ignored by larger can manufacturers.

The growing trend for ‘craft’ drinks in beer has now been supplemented by similar demand for other alcoholic beverages and soft drinks, with owners and producers entering the space who lack the facilities, the knowledge and the capital outlay to can their own products.

The management are now seeking up to £1.25M to expand their services to a larger section of this buoyant market.

Market Sector: SaaS, Lost Property

In revenue and growing quickly, this Company’s platform offers a revolutionary solution to the ever-increasing problem of lost property, that Organisations, Companies, Clubs and Associations currently experience.

Using its platform, organisations can quickly repatriate lost items to their rightful owners, which in turn reduces the land fill environmental problem that unclaimed lost property currently causes.

By employing the latest QR code technology, which contains all the owner’s information and where to contact them, they can quickly be advised that their lost item has been found.

To-date 200 organisations have signed up and 8,000 customers have purchased product. A new membership/subscription-based model has been completed and the backend and technical development finished and tested. It is ready to go to market in this new form.

The Directors are seeking  £300K and are offering a bonus of 10% of gross profits…… pre dividend.

Market Sector: Digital Fund Raising

This Company ensures that charities and funders are able to replace collecting cash donations with a digital solution.

UK charities still receive over 50% of the £10B revenue in cash every year. Churches and schools find themselves in the same situation.

 Existing digital fundraising platforms are, by and large, purely transactional and donations largely rely on the chance that an individual will spot a particular organisation that appeals to them.

This Company puts the organisation – their client – at the centre of everything, with an engaging and dynamic campaign page, commission only fees, plus a campaign set-up service, with ongoing monitoring and support, to maximise success. No other digital fundraising platform currently offers a service as comprehensive as this.

Contactless donation terminals are planned for later this year, making the total package a ‘one-stop shop’ for any community organisation’s digital fundraising needs.

The Directors are seeking £400K to achieve this year’s objectives.---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

 This online event is suitable for:

  • Angel Investors
  • Those considering becoming an Angel Investor
  • Support services involved in or interested in becoming involved with Angel investment

This online event is not suitable for:

  • New business networking
  • Finding new clients
  • Entrepreneurs considering a future pitch to investors*

*This is event is for Investors, it is only fair to presenting companies to ensure all attendees are genuine or potential investors.

Professionals who want to personally invest or, who have a portfolio of clients to whom Angel investing may be of interest are very welcome to attend this online event. If you have a specific requirement to attend or if you are unsure whether this event is right for you, please email contact@dorsetbusinessangels.co.uk and we will be pleased to assist.

Non Member Investor Self-Certification is Required for the Virtual Event

Under the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (as amended 2005) investors must "self-certify" by meeting simple criteria as "High Net Worth" or "Sophisticated" Investors.There is a tick box facility within the booking process which enable you to confirm your status.

Members of Dorset Business Angels will have already submitted this information and need not do it again.

Visitors, who are neither members or investors are welcome to attend the online event for information only purposes and must understand that they can only invest in a non regulated investment on becoming a paid up member of Dorset Business Angels.

Pitchers - We also wish to point out that companies or individuals seeking investment through the Dorset Business Angels must ensure that the information presented to potential investors is neither inaccurate or misleading. They are, accordingly, similarly advised to seek guidance from someone authorised under the Act.

DISCLAIMER

Any information provided on the website or other communication is for information purposes only. The website and other communications and their content are not, and should not be deemed to be an offer of, or invitation to engage in any investment activity. The website and other communications should not be construed as advice, or a personal recommendation by Dorset Business Angels Network Limited (Dorset Business Angels/DBA). DBA is not authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). The content of any DBA promotion is not authorised under the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (FSMA). Reliance on a DBA promotion for the purpose of engaging in any investment activity may expose an individual to a significant risk of losing all of the investment. UK residents wishing to participate in this promotion must fall into the category of sophisticated investor or high net worth individual as outlined by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA).

 How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

If you have any issues booking your ticket. Please email our Events Manager: Debbie Frith debbie@thepassionatepa.co.uk


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