To finance your innovation as innovative start-ups and scale-ups in the energy sector, you will likely rely on attracting risk capital. This is due to the rapid growth you are experiencing or because you are facing high development costs for the process, while the path to market is still long. To facilitate the financing needs of innovative start-ups and scale-ups, the Financing Desk has established the Energy Investors Community and, together with KplusV, organizes an "Energy Investor Day" four times a year.
Energy Investor Day is a matchmaking event where up to six innovative startups and scale-ups present their capital needs to 20 to 30 investors. The companies are typically in the early stage or early growth phase and are seeking a capital injection ranging from €100,000 to €2 million.
The investors participating in the event come from the world of Venture Capital, Business Angels, Family Offices, and regional and national investment agencies. For the investors, it is an excellent opportunity to quickly see and meet a number of ambitious companies that are currently seeking investments in the market.
You can apply as a start-up or scale-up to participate in the event. Once you've applied, you'll go through a selection phase, which involves submitting a pitch deck of your investment proposition and undergoing two screening interviews. Your application will be evaluated based on factors such as how well your financing strategy aligns with the stage of your company. If you're selected, you'll receive intensive guidance and feedback on your pitch. The selection process is facilitated by an experienced advisory firm that assesses the investor readiness of the propositions for this specific group of investors.
The next Energy Investor Day is scheduled for June 26, 2023.