Taking place on 28th September 2016, Pitch NYC, features 10 top UK emerging technology firms pitching for investment to grow their business, primarily in the US market.
UK firms are on target to secure $3bn of investment in 2015, double the 2014 total with the majority of investments made by US-based investors. Yet, a recent report identified a lack of follow-on funding available in the UK. Pitch NYC provides a unique opportunity for US investors to meet these highly investable UK businesses.
Pitch NYC is a unique opportunity for US VCs, corporate and angel investors to meet these highly investable UK businesses.
The programme includes company pitches, demo showcase and opportunities for 1:1 meetings followed by an Investor Luncheon. This builds on two previous sessions hosted at Fried Frank and during the Mayor of London’s Fintech Mission hosted at JPMorgan.
Companies that apply to present at Pitch NYC are selected by an expert panel. To qualify they will have already raised $1m+ investment or have an equivalent turnover, with plans to rapidly grow their US businesses.
Each company will receive a tailored Investment Readiness Bootcamp including legal, financial, market entry and intensive pitch practice prior to taking part in Pitch NYC. A detailed investor lookbook will be produced and circulated to Pitch NYC delegates in advance.
Register below to get email alerts including registering for tickets and details of the companies, apply to pitch or drop us an email if you’d like more info about pitching, attending or sponsorship options.
Welcome & Introductions
Introduction to Pitch NYC
UK’s Tech Investment Landscape
International Investment, the VC’s View
UK Company Pitches incl. ‘Ones to Watch’
Opportunity for 1:1 meetings
Networking lunch from 1pm
Please note the agenda is subject to change and will be updated regularly.
For details of the supporting programme for the companies pitching, see the Investor Readiness Bootcamp.
“It was great to work with Chinwag and UK Trade & Investment to bring together Pitch NYC. The high-growth UK startups featured at the event are a great example of promising companies expanding to the US market. Making transatlantic connections and taking opportunities to showcase top UK startups to an international audience is so important for the tech ecosystem, and we were glad to continue that mission with Pitch NYC.”
Daniel Glazer, Fried Frank
“Pitch NYC uncovers and showcases rising UK based startups in front of relevant U.S. Investors. Pitch NYC, as part of the UK Tech City initiative, gets better every year as a platform for UK startups and U.S. Investors to establish meaningful relationships.”
Joyce Shen, Thomson Reuters
“Pitch NYC was a perfect combination of preparation, peer networking, and exposure to funding sources. Our exposure to an additional wide range of potential venture capital, private equity, and corporate investors has helped to bring the final phase of our funding process to a head.”
Richard Maton, Sybenetix
“If you are a UK start-up looking at launching in the US, Pitch NYC is a great programme to accelerate and assure success. Over the course of a few weeks, we were introduced to a number of experts and mentors that helped navigate through various US legal, tax, and employment considerations. We also were able to make several connections with US brands, partners and investors that ordinarily would have been difficult outside of the programme.”
Mark Kanji, Loyalive
I am very grateful to the organizers for providing a quality investment platform. Through Pitch NYC, I have found and approached two very good projects.
Peter Deng, Goldman Sachs
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