14 global startups featured at post-seed investment event, Pitch LDN 2016

Pitch LDN - 22 Jun 2016

"Pitch LDN was one of the best pitch events for us - within a week of the event, we had 3 VC meetings lined up." - Ruzbeh Bacha, Founder & CEO, CityFALCON

2 VC panels. 14 companies pitching. 150 delegates. The first ever Pitch LDN, taking place during London Tech Week, served to highlight London's position as a top tech destination with companies hailing from the US and Spain as well as a great showing from the UK.

Covering Fintech, MADtech, Ecommerce, VR, Analytics, Big Data, Cyber security, mobile apps and Edtech, the companies (lookbook here), all at post-seed investment stage presented to feedback panels of VCs from Passion Capital, BGF Ventures, Qualcomm Ventures and Beacon Capital.

Pitch LDN - 22 Jun 2016

The event hosted by KPMG Tech Growth, and sponsored by Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, took place on Wed 22nd June 2016 at Huckletree and showcased a selection of the finest European emerging tech firms pitching for investment to expand their business, with firms working within a broad variety of digital sectors.

Amongst those taking part were hyperlocal mobile app Sup, crime-solving analytics provider, Create Intel who count 60% of UK police forces as customers, VR-meets-gym equipment startup, Gymcraft and Locomizer who have developed biology-inspired consumer profiling technology. Companies were selected from over 180 applications from the UK, Israel, Spain, US and even Iran.

Pitch LDN Companies

  1. Sup
  2. Veridu
  3. Metafused
  4. Locomizer
  5. Whichit
  6. Cablato
  7. Gym Craft
  8. Orderella
  9. Illumr
  10. GamePlan Learning
  11. Mark Labs
  12. CityFALCON
  13. Cyberlytic
  14. Create Intel

Each startup had five minutes to pitch their company to our investor feedback panels: Maria Dramalioti-Taylor, Beacon Capital and Jason Ball, Qualcomm Ventures chaired by Patrick Imbach, KPMG Tech Growth.

The second session saw Stefan Glaenzer, Passion Capital and Priyanka KarunanithiBGF Ventures field questions, chaired by Daniel Glazer, Wilson Sonsini.

Pitch LDN - 22 Jun 2016

Over one hundred people were in attendance, bringing the venue almost to capacity with a sizeable showing from the UK's tech investment community.

The afternoon kicked off with a brief overview of EU Investment from Sia Houchangnia, Portfolio Analyst at Seedcamp.

To see the full information on the event and the companies pitching, have a look at our digital Pitch LDN 2016 Lookbook. If you’d be interested in taking part or getting involved with Pitch LDN 2017, please drop a line to pitch-ldnatchinwag [dot] com.

Pitch LDN - 22 Jun 2016

Pitch NYC

Pitch NYCPitch LDN is the second event in the Chinwag Pitch Series, which connects tech firms with investors across the globe. The next event and third in the series will be Pitch NYC, a tailored programme and pitching event for the top UK technology firms looking to expand their business, particularly into the US.

If you’d be interested in finding out more about how to apply, please write to pitch-nycatchinwag [dot] com, or you can see more information on the Pitch NYC website.

Success in the US, 18 Jul, 5-7pm

Success in the USSuccess in the US is an event designed to help tech firms planning their US expansion with briefings on tax, legal issues, practical advice from entrepreneurs and advice on how to target US investors.

The next event is on Mon, 18th Jul, 5-7pm, hosted by Workspace and Pitch NYC in partnership with Welsh ICE

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Thanks to Pitch LDN's sponsors and supporters.

Pitch LDN 2016 Sponsors: Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, KPMG Tech Growth, Chinwag, Huckletree

Photos by Tony Boyle. See them all on Flickr.

Comments

Firms to watch

These are definitely some interesting businesses to watch. Would be keen to know when any decide to make an IPO. 

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