The third TechInvest event of 2018 will take place during London Tech Week, focusing on startups in the smart cities and IoT space.
TechInvest is the Mayor of London's scheme to raise investment for the startups chosen to pitch at the event, organised and run by the UK Business Angels Association. So far, there have been two TechInvest events this year: one focusing on AI and machine learning, and another on augmented and virtual realities. Both saw ten startups pitching for investment from hundreds of gathered investors, with the companies also showing off their wares before and after the event as networking took place. (See TechInvest AI Event Sees 10 London Startups Pitch to Hundreds of Investors and AR/VR Takes Focus at London's TechInvest .)
Those judging the startup applications for the latest round will be: Ben Brabyn, of co-working office space Level39; Raph Crouan, the CEO of Startupbootcamp IoT; Richard Hadden of Breed Reply; and finally, Mena Samaan at MMC Ventures. Furthermore, London Chief Digital Officer Theo Blackwell will be a guest speaker at the event, so it will be interesting to hear his thoughts on transforming London into a smart city and how startups can advance and accelerate this process. (See At Last! London Gets Its Chief Digital Officer -- Theo Blackwell.)
The audience of investors at the first TechInvest event of 2018, held at City Hall. (Image: UKBAA)