Our October 28th event pitches
The five presentations were as follows:
Advanced Composite Materials
In revenue, with strong IP, this Company specialises in the manufacture of aluminium matrix composite materials. Aluminium is reinforced with a second high performance material, to give the equivalent properties to the light-weight, high-strength carbon fibre composites that we see being used today in many applications in the aerospace, marine, automotive and sports industries. In this case however, there is the distinct advantage of even lower weight and cost. The Company is currently raising £2.5M to scale up production in several market sectors and 400K is now required to close the round.
There are many platforms that cover time/project management, but none that meet the need for personal productivity linked to goals.This Company uses AI and machine learning to create a product unique to the market, where seemingly unconnected tasks are grouped into packages and actions in order to help employees to optimise their workload and time. The platform is being used successfully by over 100 coaches and 10K+ clients and the Company seeks £80K to upgrade the platform with a view to attracting more SME’s and the larger corporates.
In revenue, this local Company was launched in 2016 and is scaling up rapidly. Its aim is to disrupt the major players in the B2C marketplace by offering a fairer and more transparent experience for both its buyers and sellers. It will never attempt to launch its own products to compete with its sellers’ brands and hence sellers have the confidence to launch their complete range of products on the platform. This in turn translates into more buying opportunities for buyers. The platform currently has 3000 sellers and 16 million products, and the Company now seeks 500K of investment to support its plan to launch into 22 other countries by 2021.
Workplace Practices Sector
The next decade will see a total disruption of working practices and require a major ‘up-skilling’ of the national workforce. Currently, there is no way in which to measure adaptability and no scalable way to improve it. Over 40% of the jobs that exist today will not be here in 10 years’ time.
This Company’s has launched the first ‘adaptability’ platform, with AI, machine learning and predictability insights, to produce an ‘Adaptability Quotient’ both for the individuals and the organisation they work for. Put simply, an ‘AQ’ score is a step-ladder for job seekers, a lifeline for employees and a valuable metric for CEO’s, HR Depts., investors and recruitment companies.The Company now seeks £1M to scale up the business rapidly.
This Company’s award-winning, patented jacket expander allows its wearers to continue wearing their favourite jacket through pregnancy and afterwards when carrying their baby. The product is stocked in over 80 UK retail outlets and is available on. Amazon in Europe, USA and Canada. An efficient e-Commerce website serves retailers and distributors across Europe with the result that revenue has doubled year on year. The Company now seeks £100K to continue this expansion.