Event booking, ready to serve drinks and smart home technology among 5 pitches at DBA’s next in-person event

Dorset Business Angels (DBA) will hold their summer pitch event at the Bournemouth Carlton Hotel on Monday, June 27th. DBA brings Investors and Entrepreneurs together to accelerate the growth of early-stage businesses.

5 entrepreneurs are confirmed to present:

  • An online marketplace gives an easy way to choose, book and pay for innovative activities and experiences online. The experience booking market is extremely fragmented with no easy way for consumers to book activities and experiences for any occasion, all in one place. Customers are expected to pay upfront often with strict cancellation fees and policies giving them little or no flexibility in the event that their circumstances change. This Company offers a highly curated online experience platform that allows users to effortlessly choose, book and pay for thousands of activities in a few short clicks.
  • Digital financial advice to the UK, helping customers manage their affairs inexpensively. The financial services marketplace still remains focused on wealthy individuals, who can afford the high fees that these services generate. This Company has built a ‘free-to-use’ platform to help its customers achieve their financial goals by giving them access to tailored financial planning, together with high-quality products and solutions. Their target market is the 15 million UK adults, who are willing to pay for digital advice, many having previously enjoyed access to financial advice but can no longer afford it.
  • Natural, quality, tasty, canned cocktails, craft spirits and wine for the growing ready to serve (RTS) market. This Company is one of the first to launch an RTS alcohol product into a global market that is forecast to grow at 43% YoY over the next 5 years. Their products deliver unique and innovative flavours made with high-quality natural ingredients, all ethically sourced & sustainably produced with the convenience needed to fit the busiest lifestyle.
  • Real time data, reports, and analytics for clinicians – to transform the diagnosis, treatment, and care of knee patients, worldwide. 40% of all adults over 55 suffer from chronic knee pain and 2.6million adults a year have a knee replacement operation. This Company provides transformative diagnosis, treatment, and long-term recovery for knee replacement patients with an innovative smart knee sleeve, using sensors to measure precise movement in real time, augmented with powerful AI to analyse patient’s condition and supported by clinician dashboards.
  • A simple to use smart home control panel for lighting and audio control – phone, app and training free. Smart-home devices are becoming more sophisticated, and this Company’s product takes the current technology to a new level. A single digital, wireless device allows any space in any building to be configured to suit its users’ particular lifestyles and provides intelligent control for home appliances and infrastructure. An on-wall, aesthetically pleasing, control point in each room is all that is required and has been designed to remove the frustration that can be encountered when installing some of the competitive ‘smart’ products that are currently available.

DBA will also welcome Rob Jones from sponsors Investec Wealth & Investment, Rob will provide a market update and commentary.

Chairman, Don McQueen will host the event and commented ‘the pitches selected for this event are diverse, providing interesting opportunities for Investors to consider. We won’t ask you to get you cheque book out on the night, instead, interested investors enter a process of information gathering and due diligence before we get to that stage. There are plenty of experienced investors involved with DBA, so those new to it can benefit from their expertise.’

The event will be held live at the hotel and will also be videoed so those who cannot make it can watch the pitches in their own time via the DBA Pitch Portal.

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 a ticket for the in-person pitch event please visit our Eventbrite page: https://dba-pitch-event-june-27th.eventbrite.co.uk.

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Our Pitch Events

There are four pitch events per year, held in January, April, June and October. 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 June 27th and (in a change to previously advertised) will be a pre-recorded video event*, open to Members and High Net Worth/Sophisticated Investors from our wider community. *Please note this is not a live online event.

2022 Pitch Events

Monday 27th June  - Contact us if you are HNW/SI but not a member and would like to access the Pitch Portal. Self-certification required.
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