Pitch NYC 2015




Welcoming the US investor community to Pitch NYC  on 11th November 2015, which will feature 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. We have also added a section to the morning pitch event, ‘Ones to Watch’, which will showcase our companies who are more early stage, but have a solid plan to expand into the US. 

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.


We have 10 UK companies in total pitching on the 11th, separated into two sections. The main section will feature 7 UK companies ready to expand into the US, and our ‘Ones to Watch’ section will include pitches from companies who are more early stage. 
  • Allocator (formerly Hedgepo) 
  • IAmCloud
  • Newsflare
  • ScreenCloud
  • Social Insight Engine
  • Sybenetix
  • We Are Pop Up
Ones to Watch:
  • Bluebook Academy
  • Loyalive
  • Storygami

    If you are a startup and would like to know about future pitching opportunities, please contact pitch-nyc@chinwag.com


Pitch NYC Agenda

09.30 Arrival & Coffee

10.00 Pitch NYC programme starts

  • Welcome & Introductions

  • Introduction to Pitch NYC – Sam Michel, Chinwag

  • UK’s Tech Investment Landscape – Daniel Glazer, Fried Frank Technology

  • International Investment: the VC’s View

  • UK Company Pitches

  • International Investment: the Entrepreneur’s View – Scott Miller, TransferWise

  • UK Company Pitches, “Ones to Watch”

  • Closing remarks

12.00 Demo showcase

  • Tabletop demos from companies in networking area
    Opportunity for 1:1 meetings (private rooms available)

12.45 Networking lunch

  • Buffet-style networking lunch (with great views over Manhattan)

  • Additional guests from NYC digital sector invited (extra ~100 people)

14.00 Close


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.

Register Now

Pitch NYC is designed specifically for investors. If you’re an advisor, entrepreneur or press, we have a limited number of spaces available. Please register a ticket and we’ll confirm your place via email.
Want to pitch? Apply now.

For any ticket queries, please drop us an email.

Thanks to our sponsors, partners and supporters for making Pitch NYC possible.


UK Trade & Investment
Thomson Reuters
Fried Frank Technology
Marks Paneth - Accountants & Advisors


Select USA
London & Partners

Accelerator & Coworking Partners

Techstars London
St John's Innovation Centre
Entpreneurial Spark
Central Working


Thomson Reuters


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