Advanced robotics, healthy ready to eat meals and entertainment are set to grab the attention of investors at the next DBA pitch event

Dorset Business Angels (DBA) will hold their next face to face pitch event on Monday October 3rd at the Bournemouth Carlton Hotel from 5.30pm.  DBA helps entrepreneurs raise equity capital from their investor membership, through their investment events.

Five companies are confirmed to pitch at the next in-person event:

  • A Company specialising in robotics technology for agricultural settings. A robust vehicle utilises robotic arms with AI and a state-of-the-art navigation system. Labour shortages during the crop-picking season mean that many farmers are having to leave their crops to rot in the fields. To solve these labour challenges, this Company is manufacturing a range of robotic equipment that can be safely employed in agriculture alongside human pickers to harvest a variety of crops.
  • A Company delivering personalised, healthy and affordable ready-to-eat meals to businesses and their customers. Over 15% of commercial kitchens have operational issues – staffing problems, food quality, health and safety issues and above all, 99% have food waste. This Company’s solution is ‘fast meals” – meals can be reheated in just 5 minutes and have zero food waste. Fresh meals are cooked and delivered to kitchens – in turn, they just have to re-heat and serve them.
  • By combining the functions of several apps this platform – dedicated to group bookings – aims to simplify organising nights out with friends. This Company’s mission is to create memorable nights out for the users of its platform. It has developed a pre-booking platform that makes group bookings simpler, less risky, and cheaper for the organiser. The net result is that users are relieved of the stress – and expense – when bookings made through the normal channels go wrong, making the whole process less time consuming and more rewarding.
  • A digital platform bringing together elements of fan fiction, gaming, multimedia streaming and classic storytelling providing a single area to experience total story immersion. This Company’s mission statement is to create a new digital portal where consumers of crime fiction can experience a new immersive online story. Through the curation of creative and innovative content, delivered in a technologically enabled format, the aim is to enrich the customer’s experience of crime fiction.
  • This Company offers a digital identity platform; a unique opportunity for businesses to share verified company identity data quickly and securely. One of the industry’s largest problems, is still the manual gathering, updating, and sharing of corporate information for enterprise due diligence. This Company provides a system that allows corporates to create a digital identity by facilitating the permission/authorised sharing of due diligence credentials that are verified and risk assessed by regulated institutions.

DBA will welcome Robert Jones from sponsors Investec Wealth and Investment who will give a brief presentation.

Dorset Business Angels Chairman, Don McQueen commented, “the only way to take part in next month’s event will be to attend in person. DBA feel strongly that this is by far the best and most effective way to experience and be involved in angel investing. The video option we have previously provided was useful when it was difficult for us to get together, but now, we are focussing our attention on delivering a face-to-face event only.”

“We encourage those who are new to angel investing to come along and see what it’s all about – we promise that you won’t be expected to get your cheque book out on the night!”

DBA was formed in 2013 and provides quality, private equity investment opportunities to local high net worth (HNW) and sophisticated investors (SI). Any investments are in the form of an equity investment and not a debtor’s loan. Investments are made across all sectors.

Angel investment might come from a single investor, or it could be 2 or 3 Angels pooling funds together to support a company as a syndicate.

DBA is sponsored by Saffery Champness Accountants, Ellis Jones Solicitors and Investec Wealth and Investment. To book on to the pitch event visit


Our Pitch Events

There are four pitch events per year, in 2024 they will be held in February, May, September and November. Hosted at a Bournemouth hotel or virtually via Zoom.

At each pitch event, there will be 5 business presentation pitches of 10-15 minutes, to suit all investor appetites. These will be selected by the Dorset Business Angels directors nearer to the event. Short summaries will be posted to our Events page and distributed via our newsletter ahead of the event. Each pitch includes a Q&A session and is followed by an investor debate, held privately.

These pitches and our other social events are ideal opportunities for networking and learning about what is new and trending in a variety of industries. If you would like to be involved you can find out more on our Investors Membership page.

Our Next Pitch Event

Takes place on February 5th 2024 and is open to Members and High Net Worth/Sophisticated Investors from our wider community. 

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2024 Pitch Events

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