Some types of start-ups have to rely on attracting risk capital to finance the company because of the rapid growth they are experiencing or because the go-to-market time-frame is long with relative high development cost. To facilitate this specific group of start-ups, and their funding needs, the Finance Desk (Financieringsloket) is organizing the Investor Day.
The Investor Day is a matchmaking event, where a maximum of six SME companies can pitch their investment to approximately 20 investors. The companies are typically early-stage or early-growth and are looking for a capital injection of € 100.000 up to € 2 million in return of shares in the company.
The investors at the event are coming from early-stage Venture Capital firms, active Business Angels, Family Offices or regional & national investment agencies. For the investors, it is a good opportunity to see and meet in a short period several ambitious companies who are in the market for fundraising at the moment.
The companies can apply for participation but they have to pass a selection phase that consists of sending an outline of the investment proposition and a short interview. If companies are selected they will receive intensive guidance and feedback on their pitches beforehand. The process is managed by an experienced consultancy firm that will select based on “investment readiness” of the proposition for this specific group of investors.
The next Investor Day will be scheduled in November 2020. Applications for pitches will open in August 2020. If you want to keep informed about this event please send an email to Martin Weissmann.