Welcome to our monthly newsletter; in light of the current scrutiny on sustainability, join us for our upcoming pitch events, firstly with a topical focus on Tech for Good and secondly a co-hosted event with EVE, driving opportunity for the female investor. We are also pleased to share our recent involvement in UKBAA’s Invest in Creative Deep Dive Fashion event, as well as our involvement later this month in Tech Tour Energy Transition 2021. Tech Tour is one of the largest investor-orientated communities in Europe connecting high-tech companies and investors at 25 events each year. This year Prime Advantage Capital Partners were invited to participate and Mark Teevan, our Dublin-based Partner, joined the selection committee of Tech Tour Energy Transition. From 160 nominated companies, 30 finalists have been selected and invited to attend an in-person event in Rotterdam on 17th and 18th November, where they will present to some of Europe’s largest investors and have the opportunity for one 2 one sessions. Mark, and Managing Partner Brian Farrugia, are part of the coaching team that are guiding the finalists through this process. We are delighted to report that three clients have made it through to participate in Rotterdam.
Having been invited to be part of the DCMS Invest in Creative Toolkit earlier this year, Managing Partner and lead Consumer Partner, Greg Tufnell joined True Global and Cornerstone Partners on the panel at the UKBAA’s Invest in Creative Deep Dive Fashion event. The webinar was attended by a wide range of angel investors, angel groups, VC investors and entrepreneurs. It was also well-timed, with the DCMS being allocated additional funding under the previous week’s Chancellor’s Spending review. This will allow the Creative Scale-up programme and notably, the Creative Investor Toolkit, to reach further Creative Clusters and businesses around the UK, providing access to the funding they need.
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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