Investors flock to find out more about Bristol’s fledgling tech firms at first Silicon Gorge event

March 28, 2014

Investors from London, Cardiff and the North East travelled to Bristol to find out more about some of the city’s most-exciting early stage businesses at the first Silicon Gorge event.

The firms included the first ‘graduates’ of the WebStart Bristol internet accelerator, 10 companies from the SETsquared incubators in Bristol and Bath and eight from the Bristol and Bath tech network TechSPARK.

The event was sponsored by inward investment agency Invest in Bristol and Bath.

Nick Sturge, director of Engine Shed and host of the event, said: “We were delighted with how well the event went. This was a marathon showcase of a beautifully diverse set of companies.

“The quality of the investors exceeded our expectations and the businesses received a lot of constructive input – and offers to have follow-up conversations.

“The assumption around the UK seems to be that you have to go to London to raise money. That might be the case for larger venture capitalist investments but the seed money these businesses need right now is mobile.”

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