The futureSAX-Investor Roadshow at the main incubator
Sixteen cutting-edge start-up and growth concepts from the innovation state of Saxony took the opportunity to introduce themselves to more than 20 investors and capital providers from all over Germany at the futureSAX Investors Roadshow. And so much is betrayed already now: the concepts of the Saxon founders convinced with their Pitches.
The appropriate setting for the event was provided by the Main Incubator, which not only provided the right location but also the technical expertise required for Commerzbank's activities as an investment company. Many thanks to the Main Incubator for providing this great venue.
Welcome & a keynote that inspires
After the welcome by futureSAX managing director Marina Heimann and host Christoph Osburg, investment manager of the Main Incubator, the investors could convince themselves of the exciting investment cases.
By the way: A detailed interview with Investment manager Christoph Osburg finds you here.
Before the teams claimed the stage for themselves, Andreas Thümmler, Managing Partner of ACXIT Capital Partners, inspired the teams with his keynote speech on current technology trends from the point of view of a venture capital investor.
"In Germany one has to think european because there is a huge internal market, good education, high incomes and democratic values. We must pool our forces in Europe, only together can we meet the challenges of the global world with China, Israel or the USA". Andreas Thümmler, Managing Partner Axcit Capital Partners
The founding teams had exactly three minutes to convince investors and financiers of their idea and arouse their interest for a later one-on-one meeting. Well prepared through the futureSAX pitch workshop, the teams impressively succeeded.
In two pitch sessions each from the Seed ("Technology" and "LifeScience") and Series A ("Information and Communication Technology" and "eCommerce & Mobility") phases, the founders from all over Saxony used this opportunity to promote their ideas for financing.
Pitchsession 1: Seed Stage - Technology
- CLVR CLVB GmbH - Information Technology / Mobile Payment, Leipzig
- d25.io GmbH - Information Technology / Artificial Intelligence, Leipzig
- PKTS GmbH - New Materials / Chemicals, Chemnitz
- Semron GbR - Semiconductor and Electronic Industry, Leipzig
- Trusty Business AG - Information Technology, Leipzig/Berlin
Pitchsession 2: Seed Stage - Life Science
- DOCYET UG - Life Science / Insurance, Leipzig
- EyeSkills - Life Science / Virtual Reality, Leipzig
- purapep - Life Science / Supplements, Dresden
- SeDiDoc - Life Science / Human Resources, Leipzig
Pitchsession 3: Series A – Information and Communication Technology
- app-concept.com GmbH - Information Technology / Human Resources, Chemnitz
- Cinector GmbH - Information Technology / Ed Tech, Mittweida
- MARTAflex - Information Technology / Human Resources, Leipzig
- OPOX GmbH - Information Technology / Human Resources, Dresden
Pitchsession 4: Series A – eCommerce & Mobility
Afterwards: good discussions with the investors
After and during the pitches, the numerous investors repeatedly sought contact with the entrepreneurs from Saxony. From business angels to strategic venture capital companies, the investor side was also represented in a variety of ways.
Between the 30-minute pitch sessions with convincing pitches and intensive exchanges, the focus was on get-togethers and one-on-one meetings. After promising encounters and discussions as well as a good atmosphere, a positive conclusion can once again be drawn: the concepts of the Saxon innovators can also convince in the financial metropolis Frankfurt am Main. Now it's time for founders and investors to stay on the ball and turn networking into further talks.
"Great way to talk personally to investors and get direct feedback for pitch and business model."
Friedrich Seck, Gründer d25.io
Be there next time!
You are an investor and unfortunately could not come to the futureSAX-Investoren Roadshow in Frankfurt? No problem. We are happy to coordinate a direct exchange with the pitching teams and will be happy to answer any questions you may have. Simply contact our futureSAX project manager Alexander Kühne at invest@futureSAX.de.
Participation in the next futureSAX investors Roadshow dates
You are on the verge of the next financing round and would like to participate in the futureSAX-Investors Roadshow to the futureSAX-Innovationskonferenz (register here already now) on June 19, 2019? Then please register at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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