June 19th 2023 Pitch Event in Bournemouth

Our next Pitch Event for Angel Investors takes place on June 19th and will be a face-to-face event, held at the Bournemouth Carlton Hotel.

DBA members and High Net Worth (HNW) and Sophisticated Investors (SI) from our wider community who comply with our requirement to deliver serious investor interest for our presenting entrepreneurs are welcome to attend. Access to pitch decks and one-page summaries will also be available via the Portal. Expressions of interest and questions to presenting companies will be submitted via email.

If you are HNW or SI but not a member and wish to attend, please get in contact to request access to the Pitch Portal.

To register for the pitch event, click here.

The pitches are confirmed as follows:

Excess stock liquidation
Market Sector: Excess stock liquidation

Online sales of discounted liquidated stock.

This Company has an ‘Amazon” style platform and provides a facility to liquidate excess stock.  Branded products are bought at a significant discount and are then sold D2C far below store prices.

This market has changed considerably in recent years. Warehouses currently hold record amounts of stock, but the discount chains no longer trade in excess stock. This causes problems for the big brands, who need to clear excess stock and release capital to fund and make room for their new ranges.

Starting it in mid-2022, the Company now has a website and has already tripled its original investment.

It now seeks 250K to continue the rapid expansion.

Carbon reduction - net zero
Market Sector: Carbon reduction - net zero

Fighting the climate crisis and empowering climate action by providing standardised data analytics to reduce carbon footprints.

This Company’s award-winning ‘Climate Intelligence’ platform is one of the first to provide a carbon data collection system that aggregates and shares data between its subscribers - currently large public and private sector enterprises. Data gathered is standardised, analysed, and stored in a database, which is then shared amongst the subscribers. This then gives them an affordable solution to decide the best strategy to adopt in order to achieve their particular net-zero targets.

Currently, over 90% 0f UK Local Authorities have complied with UK legislation and set net-zero targets, but the data available to them right now falls well short of that currently accepted to be sufficient. Pressure on businesses due to incoming regulation is daunting and complicated, particularly for SMEs, but this platform allows them to overcome the constraints of time, expertise and funding, as they start out on their own journey towards net zero.

The Company is seeking 125K to allow it to continue the development work on the platform.

Personal creditworthiness
Market Sector: Personal creditworthiness

Personal AI money coach, helping young people to learn about and manage their money.

Traditional credit score rating methods s are failing young adults as well as the financial services that lend to them. Nationally, 2.7million young adults who are good with money are being misjudged as bad risk, whilst 3.3 million who are given credit, are potentially at risk of defaulting because financial services don’t have a true representation of the risk that this ‘thin credit profile demographic’ represents.

This Company has developed a novel credit risk prediction and reduction model that predicts readiness for credit without the need for a traditional credit score, identifying both overlooked good customers and potentially risky customers.

Management is seeking 420K to continue development.

Craft beer brewing
Market Sector: Craft beer brewing

Locally brewed award-winning craft ale manufacturer and distributor

This Company’s aim is to manufacture, market, sell and distribute consistently high-quality ales and associated services throughout Dorset, and then nationally and internationally.

The USPs are high-quality ingredients – typically floor-malted barley – manufactured using environmentally friendly production processes. This company is also working on a second brand which will produce modern beers that are new to the UK spectrum.

Formed in 2013 and having won an International Brewing Award in 2015, brewing transferred to renovated premises in 2018 and break-even was achieved in February 2020.

The business is now seeking £2M to build the asset base, create stability and diversification, and possibly include a craft whiskey, using spare capacity in the brewery.

Digitised sales and marketing
Market Sector: Digitised sales and marketing

Interactive marketing technology software for the property sales sector

Revenue-generating and founded in 2018 by two award-winning innovators, this Company has identified a significant gap in the property sales process. It has developed a 3-D Maquette Sales Platform, which is now gaining traction in the real estate market.

It addresses a number of shortfalls in the market, which include over-reliance on middlemen, resulting in reduced profits, a disjointed sales process with multiple channels, that creates confusion, and inadequate data collection that makes informed decision-making difficult. It also provides prospective buyers with the information they need prior to purchase.

Management is now seeking 500K to ramp up the development of the platform.