New Year, New Investment Opportunities
Finding Investor Ready Deals In an Economic Downturn
The VC and early-stage funding landscape at the end of 2022 was seen by many as the ‘new normal’, reflecting challenging economic conditions.
As the challenges remain, finding quality deals that minimise investment risk is a focus for all investing in 2023.
For founders and their teams seeking investment, standing out from the crowd with a robust business proposal means plenty of hard work with just getting to the pitching stage.
It’s then vital that they are pitching to the right investor audience, a task that is often difficult to achieve, whatever the economic climate.
Investors will continue to invest in the people and the business plans that excite. But being realistic with business plans is also crucial, now more than ever.
Minimising risk and finding the early stage companies that have the growth potential resonating with their investing themes and ethos is a focus for all investors.
Finding these quality deals and the outstanding founders behind them is a focus that will therefore dominate again in 2023, a process that becomes even harder during an economic downturn.
PACP’s experienced partners all have backgrounds successfully starting, running and exiting businesses, and have supported founders in raising funds for companies across many sectors.
We work closely with our founders to get their companies to the investor ready stage. We also work closely with our investors to find the opportunities and investable founders that they are seeking.
In 2023, we continue to host a series of regular online pitch events to offer the opportunity to investors to see and hear directly from founders across a variety of sectors.
We wish you all a happy and successful 2023, and hope you can join us at a pitch event soon!
Investor Events and Pitches
Thursday Jan 26th @ 2pm – 3pm
PACP Online Event – Food & Drink Investments for 2023
We will be showcasing 3 founders and their investor ready businesses in this rapidly evolving sector – a timely focus for January, with popular New Year’s resolutions to be healthier and happier fuelling consumer demand.
Please click here to register to attend.
Thursday Feb 2nd @ 2pm – 3.30pm
Joint Event with EVE Angels in Collaboration with angels@essex
We look forward to continuing to work closely with EVE Angels in 2023, as it continues on its mission to empower women who are interested in investing.
Please register to attend by emailing email@example.com
PACP Collaborates with pH3 Capital with Launch of Beyond Blue Accelerator in the Rapidly Expanding Ports and Maritime Sector
PACP is excited to announce a collaboration with pH3 Capital with the launch of the innovative pH3 Capital Ventures Beyond Blue Accelerator.
This is the first blue green scale up accelerator that is focussed on developing technology and circular economy solutions for the rapidly growing UK Ports and Maritime sector.
The accelerator is now seeking start-ups to apply to join the first phase of the programme launching this summer and covering a range of linked sectors including ocean energy, marine biotech, ocean intelligence, coastal protection, green fuels and waste recycling.
Please click here for the full article and for more information please contact PACP Managing Partner Brian Farrugia.
PACP Partner, Mark Teevan, appointed Entrepreneur & Investor in Residence at Dyson School of Engineering
We are delighted to announce that our Dublin based partner, Mark Teevan, has been appointed to this prestigious role at the internationally renowned Dyson School of Engineering.
The School is based at Imperial College’s Kensington Campus in London.
Mark will be delivering lectures to students and giving advice to help groups and individuals on their specific business ideas, with the aim of commercialising their projects for future growth.
Please click here for the full article.
May Newsletter – Standing Out From The Crowd To Find Investment
Statistics continue to highlight the significant challenges to early-stage businesses securing investment in the current funding environment. Figures recently published by Crunchbase revealed that worldwide venture capital funding declined by 53% in the first quarter of 2023. In light of this, investors are even more razor focussed than ever in searching for the opportunities that …
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April Newsletter – Innovative Brands and Early-Stage Investments
Innovative brands in high growth sectors continue to offer exciting early-stage investment opportunities. Emerging sectors are developing and expanding quickly, reacting to consumer tastes and demands. Strong brands in these sectors, created by experienced founders, are increasingly attractive to early-stage investors. The Health and Beauty Sector continues to grow quickly, with experts predicting that the …
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March Newsletter – Circularity Takes Centre Stage
Reflecting customer values is recognised as a key component in creating successful brands, and companies see sustainability as an increasingly important attribute that must be authentically reflected within its brand. We see this trend developing in the rapid growth of pre-loved goods being directly marketed at consumers, along with a greater importance placed on highlighting …
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