Shadow Foundr was recently privileged to sit on some judging panels for Venture Fest in the West Midlands.
Around 50 early stage businesses pitched their opportunities, with the final 9 going head to head at Birmingham’s NEC in late June.
What was evident was the quality of proposition coming out of the Midlands. What was encouraging was that most of these had realistic valuations unlike many over-inflated valuations often seen in the capital and surrounds.
An undeniable game changer in the car rental industry, BookAclassic emerges as the leading vintage car rental company as it reaches 30 countries with access to over 20,000 premium cars to date. The online booking portal for rental classic vehicles confirms receiving more reservations since the past year that led up to their expansion to 3 more countries in early 2017.
An Angel Investor is someone who invests in start-up/small sized businesses. Often, they are family or friends of the business owner. Angel investors can give money on a one-time basis to the company, or inject it into the business over a period of time.
Just over a year after Britain voted to leave the EU, investors remain confident about strong growth in the Fintech sector, according to Altfi. The second quarter of 2017 saw a huge investment of £1bn into Fintech, around £760m more than in the first quarter, the highest investment level for six quarters.
Described as “SimCity for real cities” as well as “Minecraft for architects”, Cityzenith has developed a platform which allows users to incorporate all aspects of digital architecture in one place. Prior to Cityzenith’s creation of its award-winning Smart World software platform, architects struggled using multiple pieces of software, which was often incompatible with each other, or difficult to use. Perceiving this difficulty, Cityzenith spotted the gap in the market, and with the help from Google Earth creators, their award-winning Smart World platform was born.Read More
Based out of Loughborough University, Dynamic Flow Technologies Ltd (DFTL) is a waste management company which has spent the past 7 years developing their unique and patented non-intrusive Microwave WasteWater Meter. The WasteWater meter is a device that cheaply, accurately, and reliably measures wastewater flows inside sewer pipes.Read More
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- Investor Presentation, Thursday July 20th, 7pm -
The Biotech world has started opening up to Shadow Foundr, courtesy of new affiliations forged at various universities and innovation centres.
It is a world that is vitally important for our health and well-being, and one that is helping us to live longer, happier lives.