Minerva Business Angels London

Minerva Business Angels London

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Floor 13 Warwick Business School, The Shard

32 London Bridge Street



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Minerva Business Angels are not only the gateway to innovation through its academic partnerships but exciting companies from across the UK.

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Another chance to join us at Warwick Business School in The Shard London and for a chance to see some of the exciting businesses and strong opportunities Minerva Business Angels supports from across the UK


16:30 - 17:15 Registration & Networking

17:15- 17:30 An Introduction to the Event & Minerva Update - Alex Toft

17:30 - 19:15 Seven companies to provide 7 minute pitches with a chance to raise any questions

1. Encelo – Developing a Cell Catcher device for by-mail sourcing of live human cells using urine. Beta version of the device has been validated in London clinics. Urine-derived cells include cells of kidney origin (possibly tumour cells in urological cancers) that can be grown in the lab to test drugs, or to make stem cells, replacing invasive ways to obtain patient biomaterial. For the first time human live cells can be obtained non-invasively, on-demand and by mail. Seeking £475K.

2. Halo Appliances Ltd - Halo design and patented unique domestic appliances that offer clear benefits to the market incumbents, including Performance, lightweight and Ecological benefits. These are manufactured by third parties and then imported and sold direct to consumers by Halo. We are currently selling a single, award winning vacuum cleaner and have a roadmap of new product development that will allow us to scale in the UK and overseas. Seeking £500K

3. Dinetic - An immersive virtual world where sports training and gaming combine. Using a combination of world leading sports science, artificial intelligence, elite expert level coaching knowledge, accessible smartphone technology and the latest in virtual gamification techniques users can progress through a series of individualised, easy to follow, training drills that will not only improve their performance but generate awards and badges as they master skills to unlock new features and opportunities. Seeking £300K

4. Medmin - Are tackling three of the biggest issues in private healthcare. Providing a concierge style service to self-pay patients who want access to private treatment. Ensuring surgeons are incentivised, supported and remunerated fairly through the network of shared ownership clinics they are establishing countrywide. Disrupting the cosy relationship between Private Medical Insurers (PMIs) and the private hospital groups by empowering self-pay patients to connect directly with clinicians through condition focused clinic brands. Seeking £1m

5. BlueSkeye - AI creates non-intrusive technology to sense human mood and mental wellbeing via a Software Development Kit (SDK), determining aspects such as engagement, anxiety and depression. Their mission is to create the most-used technology for ethical machine understanding of face and voice behaviour that enables citizens to be seen, heard, and understood. BlueSkeye AI operates in a £3.1b SAM and is on track to capture a £300m ARR by 2032. They already have two large automotive customers and more in the pipeline. Having already secured £2.75m as part of our seed round, they are seeking to allocate the final £250-£750k out of a max £3.5m investment, at a £8m pre-money valuation.

6. Skyfarer - is the key to unlocking large scale drone operations on a regional, national and international level. Selling a proprietary software system, that enable multiple drones to easily and routinely be used at scale for commercial logistics, inspection and emergency surveillance operations from a centralised location. Secured approximately £1m to date in funding from various sources. Seeking £600K.

7. Learning with Experts - Is disrupting online education. Learning with Experts delivers interactive vocational learning to consumers in 86 different countries taught by world-renowned experts. It's recently expanded to provide learning and training programmes for prestigious B2B partners. LWE’s business proposition is to produce, sell, host and support vocational learning courses and training on its unique social learning platform. Seeking £500K

19:15 - 19:25 Update on Exxfire - Eric Warner

19:25 - 19:30 Closing remarks

19:30 - 20:30 Buffet and Networking session

This event is for those persons who qualify as self certified High Net Worth or Sophisticated Investors or meet the requirements set out in clause 23A of the Promotion of Collective Investment Schemes Order and articles 19,48,49,50A,51of the Financial Promotions Order.

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