Tees Valley Investor Connect Mixer Launch

09 July 2024

Tees Valley Investor Connect: Building a community for investors to collaborate  

Thursday 23rd of May saw the first Innovation SuperNetwork Investor Mixer at Bloom Show Hall, an exclusive informal networking event for investors, VC’s and funders. 

The evening session gave a range of funders based in the North the opportunity to network amongst fellow like-minded people, as well as find out more about Tees Valley Investor Connect and the opportunities, they can benefit from by being a part of it.  

Delivered by Innovation SuperNetwork as part of the Tees Valley Securing Investment programme, Tees Valley Investor Connect is a series of events that work with partners, including the Northern Investor Hub, to attract more investors to the Tees Valley, future-proofing the investment landscape by building a community of Angels and funds operating within two hours of the region.  

Strengthening the Access to Finance ecosystem for the wider region is a core objective for the programme, which is part of Tees Valley Combined Authority’s UK Shared Prosperity Funded programme of business support. Tees Valley Investor Connect will help establish investors and funds and support new investors who are looking to take their first steps in sharing their expertise and investing in businesses at all stages of growth. 

Through a series of investment readiness support, including dedicated one to one support, investment readiness workshop series and online training, Tees Valley Securing Investment helps businesses perfect their pitch with expert support, and then gain access to the investors who are eager to work with them via Tees Valley Investor Connect. This not only helps business ensure they can access the funding they need, but also provides investors with the security that they are working with businesses who are 100% investor ready.  

Events taking place as part of Tees Valley Investor Connect include:  

  • Investor Mixers 
  • Investor training, working with the UKBAA 
  • Sector specific investor networking 
  • Online pitch events 
  • Business showcase and in-person pitch events 

The Tees Valley Investor Connect attracts funds, including those from patient capital, VCs, banks, debt providers, public funding grants and others. It supports the development of investor syndicates with a growing membership of North-based and national Angel Investors. It has established strong local and national partnerships, including with Innovate UK, British Business Bank and the UKBAA – ensuring regional businesses are tapping into a diverse funding pool. 

Tees Valley Securing Investment can help your business access finance and funding. Using tailored support to build your investor readiness, helping you understand the options available, and connecting you directly with finance, funds and private investors. Find out more by visiting https://teesvalley-ca.gov.uk/business/business-growth-support/securing-investment/  

Tees Valley Securing Investment addresses long-standing barriers facing the region’s businesses in accessing money by connecting enterprises with investors and funds. The project has received £880,000 from the UK Government through the UK Shared Prosperity Fund as part of the Tees Valley Combined Authority’s UKSPF programme of support. 

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