"For the company director, Occitanie Invest's support was decisive. "In addition to visibility, being part of the Occitanie Invest Selection gave our business venture credibility in investors' eyes. Moreover, it made us realise that fundraising is not improvised, and that it's crucial to have well-adapted presentations and to practice investor pitches. The training provided by the firm used by the AD'OCC agency to coach the companies was vital. I'm absolutely sure that as long as a company hasn't structured its approach sufficiently, it will find it difficult to raise funds. I'd recommend this course to any company looking for capital."
President of Tesalys, a company specialising in the supply of innovative equipment for the treatment of infectious risk waste, has raised €1M from an entrepreneurial venture
"Fundraising is a major step in the life of a startup and Occitanie Invest was a real opportunity for AquaTech Innovation. AD'OCC's broad and high quality support helped us to develop a successful oral presentation, which led to over 15 expressions of interest. Indeed, despite a very difficult context, Occitanie Invest was able to recruit a really interesting panel of local and national investors. Discussions are now underway to raise 1 million euros capital with the fundraiser we met at the event.
Fundraising that at first sight may seem very complicated for a startup becomes affordable when you get the support you need to answer all the questions."
President of AquaTech Innovation. Winner in 2020, a Montpellier-based startup specialising in wastewater treatment for isolated tourist sites or ecologically sensitive environments
"Demeter has taken part in Occitanie Invest for many years. It's the ideal event for us to discover and talk to the best startups in Occitanie in the course of a day. As the companies have been pre-screened and prepared for the pitching exercise, we're sure to find eligible companies for our various seed and/or growth funds. In this respect, the business meetings mean we get targeted encounters that match our investment strategy. For Demeter, which manages funds with a national and European reach, the interest is not just to source projects, but also to go out and discover the innovation ecosystem and its funding network in Occitanie."
Partner Demeter, Venture Capital Investor
"By virtue of its DNA, ISAI is always on the lookout for emerging new French Tech champions. Attending the Occitanie Invest business convention means that we get to meet the best innovative companies in Occitanie in one day and in one place. The format is dynamic and efficient with morning Pitches and afternoon 30-minute One-to-One meetings!
The dual "selection/preparation" approach guarantees investor-targeted pitches and companies ready to tackle a fundraising process.
We'll be there in 2021!"
General Partner ISAI Gestion, Venture Capital Investor