Match Capital, an organisation whose online platform aims to help entrepreneurs find the right investors, is inviting five retail tech startups to pitch to an audience of investors at an event in London next week.
The event, being held at the WeWork South Bank coworking space on 25 March, will give startups the chance to try and convince a room full of venture capitalists, angels, private equity firms and family offices, to invest in their company.
In order to gain a pitching spot, startups must first answer nine questions on the Match Capital website.
In addition to a pitching opportunity, startups will also hear from a “leading” investor on what it takes to secure funding in the retail technology sector.
Investors from several venture capital houses have already confirmed their attendance. They include: Angels Den, Bluewire Capital, Deepbridge Capital, Episode 1, Mercia Fund Management, Oxford Capital Partners, Royal Mail Innovation, Ruffena Capital and Schneider Investment Associates.
Mark Adams, investor at digital receipts company yReceipts, said: “Industry-specific match ups like this one for retail tech are the perfect way to showcase innovators in the space with the right investment audience.”
Retail technology consultant Fergal O’Mullane added: “The retail market is in the early stages of a transformation driven by technology: how consumers shop will be very different in five years' time and the retailer that embraces innovation and uses technology to deliver a better customer experience will thrive. It's an exciting time to be involved in retail technology.”
Those interested in attending the event would do well to read How to pitch your startup to a VC before next Wednesday.