Angels Den – Speedfunding
Entrepreneurs pitching one-to-one to high net worth individuals looking to invest in great businesses.
To see what Speedfunding is all about and why it’s such a great format for meeting businesses then watch the video the Guardian recently made here.
Speedfunding was pioneered by Angels Den to give investors the chance to see a wide range of carefully selected business in a short space of time. Every month, we screen around 300 companies and select 8-10 to pitch for 5 minutes on a one-to-one basis.
Drawing on the speed dating format, it provides the chance for investors to hear briefly from ten pre-screened deals on a one-to-one basis. Investors can ask questions throughout the pitch, before deciding who to follow up and have further discussions with.
The businesses come from a wide range of sectors including: food and drink, tech and consumer products. All pitches are pre-screened and go through a pitch training workshop to make sure they include the information that you want to hear in 5 minutes. As a result, the level of interest is consistently 90% or above for each company.
This event provides a chance to really engage with entrepreneurs and see how they respond to your questions, in a fast paced environment. There is chance for networking after the event with fellow investors and entrepreneurs. The biggest problem is getting people to leave at the end of the night as they make plans for further discussions.