Startup Funding Club introduced five up-and-coming startups to the SFC Angel Network at a sell-out event at Home House.
Startup Funding Club (SFC) has kicked off 2019 with a sell-out Investor Event in Mayfair. SFC’s Pitching & Networking events, which are hosted regularly at Home House as well as other London clubs, have become increasingly popular since they were first held back in 2013, and keep attracting new investors in each of its editions.
Home House members joined the SFC Angel Network once more to celebrate innovation and entrepreneurship on an evening conducted by SFC’s COO Angelika Burawska and sponsored by SFC Bennett Brooks and Withersworldwide. Before jumping into the pitches, Joseph Zipfel, SFC’s CIO, announced the next closing date for the tax-efficient SFC Angel Fund – 31st March.
Following the announcement, five up-and-coming startups showcased their businesses to the audience of investors:
- Oncare – modernising the care sector with technology, making elderly care easier, more efficient, and more transparent for everyone. By first providing software tools to care agencies, OnCare will next create a marketplace for care where families can find care to match their needs.
- Agsenze – its mission is to revolutionise the global agricultural industry by leading the way in ‘smart livestock agriculture’. Meeting the rising industry demand for improved automation and productivity, the company has developed precision farming products using low-cost sensors and smart, cloud-based algorithms to monitor animal health, welfare and productivity in real-time to empower farmers, vets, and retailers.
- Edurio – a powerful platform for school groups to coherently survey students, parents, and teachers across their schools. Edurio allows Multi-academy trust and school leaders to measure what matters and save time and resources on analysing the broad range of aspects affecting the quality of education.
- Magictab – a restaurant tabletop menu that takes orders and payments all by itself. It improves waitstaff’s efficiency and increases spend-per-head. The first Magictab site became TripAdvisor's #1 restaurant out of over 18,000 in London, and several of the UK's biggest restaurant brands are scheduled to go live in 2019.
- Mayku – 35m Americans spend more than 5 hours per week crafting. Mayku is building a family of tabletop machines that help them bring their ideas to life - as simply as baking a cake. It already has more than 3000 customers in 74 countries. Mayku has booked in £1.2m revenue this year, set up global distribution and is growing at 133% QoQ. The company makes money by selling machines and earns recurring revenue from the consumables that go with them.
The presenters delivered compelling pitches that caught the attention of the investors present, who later approached the founders to further enquire about their ventures during the networking session.
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