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Engine Shed has announced a new Investor-in-Residence service delivered in partnership with Deepbridge Capital and Accelerated Digital Ventures (ADV). The service will go live on 22nd May 2017 with bookings managed online via the Engine Shed website.
The Investor-in-Residence service will provide non obligatory consultations with experienced investors from Deepbridge and ADV. Companies will get feedback on their pitch, and advice on where they can find the right type of investment, as well as insight into what the partner investors are looking for. Bookings are available during normal office hours.
Engine Shed has launched the Investor-in-Residence service because raising finance, and getting early, safe feedback, is an important part of the Scale Up Ecosystem initiative that the organisation is working to strengthen. Companies do not need to be a member of Engine Shed to benefit from the service.
As investor in residence at the Engine Shed, Deepbridge hopes to be an integral part of the Bristol entrepreneurial ecosystem. By providing feedback and guidance to innovative companies, Deepbridge hopes to provide practical advice as well as potentially finding tech and life sciences innovation that meet our investment criteria to join our portfolio of funded companies.
Commenting on the development, Engine Shed Director Nick Sturge said:
“We are delighted to launch this new service for businesses in Bristol and Bath. Talking with those who use our facility, the need for balanced, straight guidance about investment is critical to businesses whether they are at start-up or scaling for growth stage. There is a wide range of investment opportunities in the marketplace and often businesses aren’t sure what they need, when and who to choose. Deepbridge and ADV are able to provide such expert advice and we know that this service will prove to be popular.”
Simon Tutton of Deepbridge commented:
“At Deepbridge, our team of experienced business builders specialise in supporting and funding technology and life sciences innovations across the UK, utilising Government initiatives such as the Enterprise Investment Scheme and Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme. With offices also in Chester, London and Edinburgh, we are delighted to now have our first formal footprint in the South West at the leading home for tech in the region – the Engine Shed. The South West, and Bristol in particular, is not only a hub for innovation but is also home to a rapidly growing community of financial advisers who appreciate the Deepbridge approach to providing innovative tax-efficient investment opportunities.”
To book a 30 minute slot with either of the partners, book here: https://engineshediir.youcanbook.me/ or access it via the Engine Shed website.