Focal is the hub for early-stage fundraising, accelerating the process and driving better results.
W23 Demo Day: October 12th 2023, 2pm BST
Criteria: Pre-Seed, Seed and Series A startups
Successful applicants will be invited to pitch at demo day in front of the world's most esteemed VC funds and angel investors.
Apply in 7 minutes, sit back, and relax. Within 3 weeks, we’ll tell you if your application has been successful.
Your application alone will be seen by our 100+ leading VC fund partners. At demo day, share your vision with the thousands of VCs and angel investors in attendance, with one pitch.
Watch investor interest flow into your inbox after demo day and build FOMO for your funding round.
We are dedicated to offering the founder experience
If it makes more sense for you to pitch at the next demo day, sign up to our newsletter where you’ll get alerts and other cool stuff. Our demo days are typically around May and October.
Yes, there is no cost to apply, or pitch at demo day!
Any startup planning to raise a Pre-Seed, Seed or Series A round now, or in the near future, can apply. We welcome applications from across the globe
Once applications close, our VC partners vote on the startups they think are most promising. We will then tell you whether or not you’ve been successful and include next steps.
If you’re selected to pitch, we’ll ask you to submit a pre-recorded pitch of max. length of 3 minutes before demo day.
Investors request introductions through our platform and we’ll send you details of the investor before offering you the introduction. We also set up special purpose vehicles SPVs), in collaboration with Odin, to allow attendees to invest in a handful of the finalists. We'll share further details on this with the selected companies at the time.