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Q4 Quarterly
Investment
Briefing
Investment funds + fun
Thursday 6th December
@EngineShed_BB
#QIBriefing
Agenda
16:00 - 16:15 Tea, coffee, welcome
16:15 – 16:55 Sharing and learning
+ Tim Morgan, MintDigital
+ Jake Ronay, SETsq...
QIB Guiding Principles
Those who attend the Quarterly Investment Briefing share
three common principles:
• Whoever attends...
Investment Funds – the landscape
• Birmingham // Midlands Engine Investment Fund (£250m total)
• £100m equity finance for ...
Investment Funds – Looking local
Main seed investment infrastructure:
- Bristol Private Equity Club (BPEC)
- ‘Incubators’ ...
@thetimmorgan
Tim Morgan
MintDigital
Identifies 323 equity backed ‘scale-up
businesses’ in the West of England
Five ‘triggers’ for inclusion
Secured
equity
investment
1
Secured
venture debt
2
Completed
management
buyout/in
3
Particip...
• 143 Seed
• 67 Venture
• 51 Growth
• 5 Zombie
• 16 Exited
• 40 Dead
Top funders by number of raisings
Top funders by value of fundraisings
Sectors
Fundraisings
2018
106 fundraisings
£136.5m total
2017
134 fundraisings
£285.4m total
2016
111 fundraisings
£91.8m total
2015
95 fundrai...
Ultrahaptics
Ultrasound hardware
Raised successfully in Q4 2018 (20)
Best Practice Network
Prof. & school development
Carb...
Raising Q4 2018 – an open call
Zeetta Networks
£10M Series A – Optical and network function
virtualisation.
GapSquare
£2M ...
What next?
1. Pick up one page summaries
2. Read and share the Quarterly Investment in Brief
(newsletter)
3. Let me know w...
Quarterly
Investment
Briefing
For your diary:
Thursday 6 December 15:00 tbc
Venue – central Bristol
@EngineShed_BB
#QIBrie...
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Quarterly Investment Briefing (QIB) Q4: Funds and fun

  1. 1. Q4 Quarterly Investment Briefing Investment funds + fun Thursday 6th December @EngineShed_BB #QIBriefing
  2. 2. Agenda 16:00 - 16:15 Tea, coffee, welcome 16:15 – 16:55 Sharing and learning + Tim Morgan, MintDigital + Jake Ronay, SETsquared Partnership 16:55 – 17:10 What Beauhurst data tells us 17:10 – 18:30 Networking and drinks
  3. 3. QIB Guiding Principles Those who attend the Quarterly Investment Briefing share three common principles: • Whoever attends is an active or potentially active investor, or manager of investors – or enabler of investment activity. • Whatever is presented is informative, fact-based and regionally relevant. • We value the opportunity to learn equally with the opportunity to share.
  4. 4. Investment Funds – the landscape • Birmingham // Midlands Engine Investment Fund (£250m total) • £100m equity finance for SMEs • Partially ERDF funded • Managed by British Business Bank // Mercia • Wales (c. £38+m for Tech) • Welsh Development Bank £1b across 11 funds • Tech Seed Fund and Tech Investment Fund and Angel Co-investment Fund • ‘willing to move to Wales’ • Cornwall // Isles of Scilly Investment Fund (£40m) • Debt and equity fund, partially ERDF 2014 – 2020 • Collaboration with British Business Bank
  5. 5. Investment Funds – Looking local Main seed investment infrastructure: - Bristol Private Equity Club (BPEC) - ‘Incubators’ – RocketMakers and SimpleWeb Ventures - Informal angel investor links – often through hubs // regional contact points Later stage - Investors in residence at Engine Shed - Warm introductions through incubators Parkwalk Investment Fund - University spinouts and SETsquared businesses https://scaleupgenerator.co.uk/investment
  6. 6. @thetimmorgan Tim Morgan MintDigital
  7. 7. Identifies 323 equity backed ‘scale-up businesses’ in the West of England
  8. 8. Five ‘triggers’ for inclusion Secured equity investment 1 Secured venture debt 2 Completed management buyout/in 3 Participated in selected accelerator programmes 4 Has been or is a scale-up 5
  9. 9. • 143 Seed • 67 Venture • 51 Growth • 5 Zombie • 16 Exited • 40 Dead
  10. 10. Top funders by number of raisings
  11. 11. Top funders by value of fundraisings
  12. 12. Sectors
  13. 13. Fundraisings
  14. 14. 2018 106 fundraisings £136.5m total 2017 134 fundraisings £285.4m total 2016 111 fundraisings £91.8m total 2015 95 fundraisings £101.8m total 2014 88 fundraisings £61.8m total
  15. 15. Ultrahaptics Ultrasound hardware Raised successfully in Q4 2018 (20) Best Practice Network Prof. & school development Carbometrics Carbohydrate-binding molecule The Fan’s Agency Professional football agency Pushme Manufactures bicycle batteries Optimum Finance Invoice finance services for SMEs Aspirations IFA Biz & personal financial services Fresh-range Grocery deliveries website Auroch Digital develops/publishes video games Vitamica Antibody testing device Qlm Technology Quantum sensing system Fabrizio Viti High-end footwear Pinweld Car plastic welding citrusHR HR services Phronesis Technologies Mobile phone verification Studio Six Design, advertising and branding Imophoron Range of therapeutics Ocean Laundry Washing, workwear repair + rental This is Boxing Hosts and organises live boxing NuNano Develops and produces probes
  16. 16. Raising Q4 2018 – an open call Zeetta Networks £10M Series A – Optical and network function virtualisation. GapSquare £2M – brings the power of data science to talent management. + Synseer Engine Shed is a trading activity of The Science Research Foundation whose mission is to stimulate sustainable and inclusive economic growth as an honest broker. Engine Shed does not give advice on the risks of investment and is not authorised to carry on investment business under the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (‘the Act’). Before investing in a project about which by Engine Shed, potential investors are strongly recommended to take advice from a person authorised under the Act who specialises in advising on investments of this nature. Engine Shed is not recommending in any way any business or investment opportunity, merely public highlighting information it is aware of. FlourishZone £400k – AI coaching platform to help people and organisations do better (InnovateUK £1m) LUX Rewards £300k – app for discovering local fine dining restaurants and collecting points. https://www.luxrewards.co.uk/investors Helpful Peeps £250k – online platform that enables people to find the help they need in their local area (33k remains) https://www.seedrs.com/helpfulpeeps ArtHaus £150 - 250k – online platform for discovering contemporary original art. Mimir £100 – 150k – AI driven lead generation business tool. (Welsh Dev’t bank match funding).
  17. 17. What next? 1. Pick up one page summaries 2. Read and share the Quarterly Investment in Brief (newsletter) 3. Let me know what you’d like to see next year
  18. 18. Quarterly Investment Briefing For your diary: Thursday 6 December 15:00 tbc Venue – central Bristol @EngineShed_BB #QIBriefing Wifi: EngineShed Pw: GreaterBristol

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