About the Investment Catalyst

The East of England Investment Catalyst is a highly competitive programme of support brought to you by Anglia Capital Group, Barclays Eagle Labs, the Cambridge Norwich Tech Corridor, Invest East, New Anglia LEP and Price Bailey. The Investment Catalyst brings together some of the most exciting, high-growth businesses across Norfolk, Suffolk and Cambridgeshire culminating in an evening showcase and pitch session at Barclays Rise in Shoreditch on the 26th November 2019. The Investment Catalyst will enable up to 10 companies from across the region in a range of different sectors to present their investment opportunity to an audience of carefully selected investors. All companies selected for the Investment Catalyst benefit from bespoke support and training by the partners and a competitive pitching process to industry experts and leading investors prior to the showcase event.
Who should apply?

The Investor Catalyst is run as a competitive process aimed at improving participants’ investment proposition and ensuring that only the most viable and exciting opportunities are presented at the final showcase. Participants benefit from tailored support and training across three half-day workshop delivered by the catalyst partners, experienced fund-raisers and industry leaders as well as one-to-one mentoring by active investors to ensure participants are well prepared. Following initial workshops, the finalists, invited to pitch on the 26th November, are selected by a panel of established investors.

The Investment Catalyst is open to businesses for Norfolk, Suffolk and Cambridgeshire and specifically targets established high-growth companies raising post-seed/A-round size investments (>£1m). The Catalyst programme is sector agnostic to include sectors such as; life-science, med-tech, digital/ICT, agri-tech, engineering/manufacturing and logistics.

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Programme Overview

The East of England Investment Catalyst includes a short, focused programme of workshops and support to give businesses the best possible opportunities to succeed in raising investment. The full programme is available to view here.
Application
Apply to the Investment Catalyst Programme through our Gust portal. Last day for applications on, 13th September 2019.
Assessment
Each application is assessed by the the Investment Catalyst team based on eligibility and viability.
Workshops
The initial workshops aim to ensure applicants have all necessary investment documentation in place and attractive growth strategies for investors.
Shortlist Pitch
On the 31st October, applicants will pitch to a panel of judges who will select a maximum of 10 investment opportunities to join the final showcase.
One-to-one Support
Shortlisted applicants get the opportunity to sit down for one-to-one sessions with experienced investors to prepare for the final showcase.
Showcase Pitch
Shortlisted applicants get to pitch to and network with a range of investors at our showcase event on the 26th November at Rise, Shoreditch, London.

Shortlisting Panel

We have brought together a panel of established investors and experts who will select the shortlisted finalists who will be given the opportunity to pitch to investors on the 26th November.

Partners

The East of England Invest Catalyst is brought to you by a range of partners across the East of England with a joint mission to grow our economy.
Anglia Capital Group
Anglia Capital Group

Anglia Capital Group

    Cambridge Norwich Tech Corridor
    Cambridge Norwich Tech Corridor

    Cambridge Norwich Tech Corridor

      Invest East
      Invest East

      Invest East

        University of East Anglia
        University of East Anglia

        University of East Anglia

          New Anglia Local Enterprise Partnership
          New Anglia Local Enterprise Partnership

          New Anglia Local Enterprise Partnership

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