Inbound Investors for NI
Catalyst are running Inbound Investors, a series of matched one to one virtual pitches giving non-NI funders a chance to ‘meet’ the ‘best’ Northern Ireland companies.
A growing number of funders have already signed up including Octopus, Deepbridge, Amadeus, True, Backed, Maven, Playfair, Par, Qventures, Outward, Sure Valley, Open Ocean, Albion and IQ. And a large call has gone out to NI tech companies to apply to be selected.
Very different from the standard pitching to an audience approach, Inbound Investors pre-matches a small number of companies to each investor. That investor then gets a virtual pitching session customised purely for them, not shared with other investors.
So instead of one large event, Inbound Investors will create over 30 personalised pitching sessions. This is very time efficient for investors – basically Catalyst does all the hard work for them!
Despite this close matching, each investor will also have access to the one page summaries of all the companies involved, not just the ones with whom Catalyst has matched them. This allows for wildcard pitches to be added where a company looks interesting to an investor.
Catalyst has a network of over 100 VCs, fund manager, angel syndicates, family offices and angel investors. However if you are an investor interested in looking at the NI tech scene, contact firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more.”