Member News | 16.03.2017
Scottish technology start-up Beezer has won a UK pitch competition and the chance to meet and pitch to some of the world’s leading tech investors.
Beezer, a site which provides DIY tools to build mobile apps, won the top pitch award at NOAH London, one of the UK’s top tech investor events – securing an exhibit space on the main stage at NOAH's upcoming European event in Berlin.
Scotland’s technology entrepreneur support programme Informatics Ventures took its successful EIE (‘Engage, Invest, Exploit’) event to London last year in a partnership with NOAH London.
The Informatics Ventures-run EIE series first launched in 2008 and has been the springboard to more than £400m in funding.
FanDuel, Celtic Renewables, Mallzee, Two Big Ears and Mind Mate have all come through the EIE programme which last year saw Scottish tech firms pitch to Chinese investors at the first EIE China event held in Shenzen last October.
Informatics Ventures took ten of Scotland’s most promising early stage companies to a showcase at EIE London at the NOAH London event last November, to mingle with around 2,000 investors and advisors.
Beezer won the NOAH London top pitch award, seeing off competition from a UK-wide entry list, and is now one of three small UK tech firms selected to join Europe’s leading start-ups at the two-day NOAH Berlin event in June.
Brian Smillie, founder and chief executive of Beezer, said: “Working in the groundbreaking progressive app technology space has been exciting and extremely rewarding.
“The team at Informatics Ventures really understand our needs and have delivered whenever required and the EIE relationship has led to winning first place to exhibit on the main stage at NOAH Berlin.
“Support for new start-ups is essential and Steve Ewing and the team have been a fantastic support in this arena.”
Dr Steve Ewing, director of operations at Informatics Ventures, said: “It’s great to see a Scottish company take the top award at EIE London at NOAH in 2016.
“At Informatics Ventures, we’re committed to supporting Scotland’s most exciting technology companies and, above all, to help founding teams make the connections that transform their chances of success on the international stage.”
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