Partner Call: Are you a Deeptech startup looking for capital? You might be the right fit for InvestHorizon Accelerator
Launched in June 2019, the InvestHorizon Accelerator attracts disruptive Deeptech startups looking for market expansion and fundraising. Since its foundation, the programme has already supported more than 330+ SMEs from 33 countries through coaching, mentoring and pitching events to scale their business and raise funding. The next cut-off of the Accelerator programme is welcoming applications until 28 of May 2021. Discover how to apply in the EIC Community.
Applications are open until May 28, 2021.
The programme is financed by the European Commission, in association with Eureka, to facilitate series A funding for selected deep tech companies boosting their investment readiness and investor relations. A research analysis, carried out to assess the funds raised by the InvestHorizon Accelerator companies (131 startups) that attended the 1st – 3rd cohort, accelerated between May 2019 to June 2020, shows:
- More than €53 million Euro equity raised in 2019 and 2020.
- 33 deals were closed.
- 25% of the SMEs reached their series A, with an average of 2.3 million.
With InvestHorizon Accelerator, the accepted companies have access to a variety of events within six months, such pitching forums - to present their ideas in front of investors and academies where they can fine-tune their pitches with the help of experienced coaches. The programme also includes bootcamps that provide support and expert input from fellow CEOs and investment specialised coaches, to develop and refine their investment readiness. The applicants that do not make it to the shortlist as well as all the website visitors have free unrestricted access to: webinars, online courses and online community.
What are the application requirements?
The companies must:
- be based in an eligible country
- focus on a deep-tech field
- have raised a seed round of investment in the past three years of around EUR 200K (or grant funding of over EUR 500K)
- be seeking a Series A investment round of at least EUR 2.5 million over the next two to three years
- be committed (it must actively participate in the programme if selected)
The Deeptech entrepreneurs need to fill the application form with information about their business, their previous investment, provide a pitch deck and a letter of intent from a supporting investor or investment advisor.
InvestHorizon is a program financed by the European Commission, in association with Eureka. The program is run by a consortium coordinated by Tech Tour with six other partners: BPI France, Meta Group, EurA, BWCON, EBN, and IESE Business School.