The Investment Catalyst: A showcase of chemistry-led innovation
UKBAA is partnering with The Royal Society of Chemistry to present to you the 8th edition of the Investment Catalyst. The event, held online on 12 May 2021, will see 8 innovative, chemistry-focused companies pitch.
Our joint aim is to connect the UK’s leading start-ups and scale-ups from this industry with angel and early-stage investors, through both the Royal Society of Chemistry’s vast network of science entrepreneurs and UKBAA’s community of leading investors.
Over the last five years, the Investment Catalyst has presented 55 leading innovators using chemistry to revolutionise life sciences, energy supply, construction, food and drink, the automotive industry and more. The cohort of businesses have gone onto raise a total of £3m in funding from attending investors, and we’re thrilled to have seen an incredible exit from one of our finalists at a phenomenal £623m!
Chemistry-led innovation represents a broad and compelling opportunity for early-stage investors as it is integral to supporting an array of sectors and focuses. Businesses using chemistry at the centre of their technology offer possibilities that can drastically impact and improve the lives and work of citizens and communities everywhere, and together we are delighted to create a platform to showcase innovators first-hand to potential investors.
The Royal Society of Chemistry currently supports over 300 small businesses across the UK by providing networking opportunities, grants and funding support, and help with recruitment and business promotion through their EnterprisePlus scheme.
UK Business Angels Association is the national trade association for angel and early-stage investment, working with 160-member organisations and 18,000 investors across the UK, enabling cutting edge start-ups and scale ups the opportunity and tools to connect with experienced investors to support their growth.
The finalists selected to pitch at the showcase include the following:
In order to attend the event, please register here.