The MK Investors Group

The Milton Keynes Investors Group is run by entrepreneurs who understand the difficulties in raising funds. Our aim is to encourage private business investments in early-stage, high-growth startups and SME's. The group meets every quarter to hear investment pitches and talks from notable speakers. Whilst the meetings take place in Milton Keynes, we are open to investment applications from anywhere in the country.

Our next event

April 28th 2020 at 5:30pm

Hosted by Freeths Solicitors - Milton Keynes

Now accepting new investors

The story behind MKIG

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The story behind MKIG

In January 2020, two local Entrepreneurs Amar and Georgina took over the reins of MKIG. They are highly experienced in raising capital and running startup businesses. Their first venture Una Tickets was acquired by Sky in 2016, you can read more about their projects at www.duo.ventures. The pair are eager to continue the success of the group and grow it even further.

MK Investors Group was founded in 2015 by serial entrepreneur Alexander Boswell, who saw the need for MK-based business investment by flowing capital into local start-ups and SMEs.

Alexander maintains long-standing business interests in property, agriculture and foods, in particular local frozen meals company Wiltshire Farm Foods, of which he is a director. He advises and supports numerous small enterprises in the Milton Keynes area.

Boswell is an active ambassador for Buckinghamshire and Milton Keynes. Having served as High Sheriff of Buckinghamshire in 2006/7, he was appointed to the role of HM Vice Lord-Lieutenant in 2011.

The main focus of Alexander's community work is Milton Keynes, where he is President of the MK Community Foundation and a Patron to Willen Hospice, Bletchley Park and the City Orchestra. He is a former board member and trustee of the MK Parks Trust and a former Chairman of the Buckinghamshire CLA (Country Land and Business Association), a national body which he still supports at central policy level. In 2014 he facilitated the successful 'Treasures in MK' art exhibition held at the MK Gallery.

Amar Chauhan

Amar Chauhan

Georgina Hollis

Georgina Hollis

Alexander Boswell

Alexander Boswell

Startups
& SMEs

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Startups & SMEs

Having been through the startup process, we understand the ups and downs in raising funds for your business. Whilst we cannot guarantee you'll be successful in raising funds via MKIG, we can help you to put your best foot forward and support you through the process.

MKIG offers you the ability to pitch your business to a group of investors and influential professionals. We typically meet every three months and our next event is April 28th 2020 at 5:30pm and have an audience of 30 - 50 people. There is usually three pitches and each business has ten minutes to pitch followed by a Q&A. In our experience, Q&A's are where investors make their decisions so be prepared to answer tough questions.

Alongside the investors, we aim to invite sector-specific experts to watch your pitch and offer you the added opportunity to grow your network within the sector you operate.

We know that standing in front of investors can be daunting. Therefore, we will meet with you in advance to offer advice and coaching to ensure you have the best chance possible of raising funds.

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Investors

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Investors

We are always interested to hear from new investors who would like to attend our events. Those who invest must be able to qualify as either 'sophisticated' or 'high net worth' investors. In line with FCA regulatory framework, the Group makes no claim to provide financial advice. Investment is therefore personal and entirely at a Member's own risk.

If you are interested in joining the group, we would be delighted to hear from you. Please complete the form below to enquire about attending events or email info@themkig.com.

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As an individual angel under the FCA Financial Promotions Order you are entitled to receive business plans and make investments through your own decision, provided that you are able to certify yourself as either a High Net Worth Individual or a Sophisticated Investor.

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What amounts are you looking to invest?
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Apply to pitch

Firstly, we require you to submit your pitch deck. We will then assess your pitch for suitability. We endeavour to give feedback to all applications therefore, it may take several weeks to hear back.

If we believe you are suitable for the pitch event, we will arrange to meet with you in Central Milton Keynes. You will have the opportunity to present your pitch and answer any questions we have.

If successful you will be invited to pitch at the next MKIG event.

Criteria to apply

Please make sure the deck is presentable, clear and concise, no jargon. If you have a promotional video or demo of your product please include links.

If you are selected to pitch at MKIG, all equipment will be provided, including screen, sound and laptop (we are happy for you to use your own laptop if it has an HDMI port/adapter).

Where possible, you will be provided with a demonstration space where you can show the attendees more about what you do and display any promotional material.

Costs

Free to pitch - £150 fully refundable deposit to secure your spot.

2% success fee

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