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13 September, 2018 - 12:59 By Kate Sweeney

CleanTech firms have chance to add to €600m venture cash haul

A fresh cohort of CleanTech innovators is being sought to pitch ideas to European venture funders as Cambridge continues to fly the flag for the often undervalued UK business sector.

Cambridge Cleantech is now accepting applications for its annual pitching and investment event, Cleantech Venture Day, to be held in London on October 30-31.

Cleantech Venture Day has been a trailblazing event for the community since its inception in 2006. Over the last decade, more than 220 companies have pitched their ideas at Cleantech Venture Days and as much as €600 million has been invested as a result of the opportunities.

Cambridge Cleantech is organising CVD in London for the second year running. Like last year, 20 of the finest clean technology innovators will get an opportunity to present their pitches to an audience of investors from across Europe. 

The event is a fantastic opportunity for CleanTech companies seeking to secure funding and for experienced fund managers, business angels and corporate investors eager to invest in highly innovative and disruptive businesses in the space.

The best pitches among the entries will be shortlisted and the 20 most investment-ready companies will stand and deliver in October. The deadline for sending in pitches is September 21.

According to Martin Garratt, chief executive of Cambridge Cleantech: “At last year’s Cleantech Venture Day we had 20 world-leading CleanTech innovators pitching their products to a capacity room full of fund managers, corporate venture managers and high net worth individuals. 

“The networking opportunities, from the speed dating breakfast to the intervals and the evening reception, all ensure that the event really is the best place for CleanTech investors and innovators to meet.”

For more information, visit the CVD 2018 website or write to admin [at] cambridgecleantech.org.uk

• PHOTOGRAPH SHOWS: Pavegen CEO Laurence Kemball-Cook pitching at last year’s event

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