The event, which attracts in the region of 150 business angels and institutions looking to invest between £50,000 and £2 million, is open to any Beer & Partners’ registered investor. Angels meet the entrepreneurs behind 30 carefully chosen, cutting edge businesses, from a diverse range of industries and sectors, face to face in an informal environment. The last two Fairs were oversubscribed, and raised a combined total of more than £3.7 million for businesses which attended.
Serial entrepreneur Luke Johnson, previously Chairman of PizzaExpress and Channel 4, and now the owner of Risk Capital Partners and a major shareholder in Beer & Partners, attended the last Investment Fair in May:
“It’s refreshing to see so much diversity in one place. The calibre of businesses presenting was excellent, and the event was filled with active business angels. It is excellent to see the industry booming, and I am looking forward to attending the next Fair in November.”
Michael Weaver, Chief Executive of Beer & Partners, has high hopes for the next Investment Fair on November 9th: “Business angels invest more than just money in early stage businesses. They look to invest in companies where they can bring to bear their knowledge and knowhow, so it’s is essential that they get along with the management team.
The Investment Fair provides angels with the opportunity to meet the people behind the businesses, face-to-face, where they discover if that all important chemistry is present. Our next Fair is now fast approaching, and we are confident that it will prove to be another vibrant and successful event.”
The event is held at Mark Masons’ Hall, 86 St James’s Street, London SW1A 1PL from 10am to 7pm on November 9th. It is free for Beer & Partners registered investors to attend while there
is a charge of £850 plus VAT for companies.
Full details are available online for investors at www.investmentforgrowth.co.uk and for companies at www.fundingforgrowth.co.uk.