Angels, VC’s.

Meet your next investment.

Focal is the hub for early-stage fundraising, accelerating the process and driving better results.

October 12th 2023, 2pm BST

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Focal runs bi-annual demo days which attract thousands of startup applicants, with 100+ leading VCs helping surface the top 1% to pitch at demo day.


Why choose Focal?

See the top 1% of startups

We surface the very best companies, as selected by 100+ world class VC funds, from a pool of thousands of startups.

Request intros

If you’re interested in investing in any of our finalists and would like to learn more, request introductions with the click of a button.

Angel invest via our SPV’s

Invest from as little as £1k in some of the world’s most exciting Pre-Seed to Series A companies, as chosen by us, our VC fund partners and our thousands of attendees.


It's a no brainer for investors

Focal is fast becoming an integral part of the startup ecosystem, offering much greater access and efficiency to founders and funders alike.

Simon Franks

You can become an investor in the hottest startups at the right time with as little as £1k, and it might just be the most egalitarian initiative ever to happen to capitalism.

Harrison Moore

A great initiative to level the playing field, offering founders the opportunity to get their vision and pitch in front of VCs and angels, and supercharge their fundraising efforts

Daphne Dovermann

Focal has created a new opportunity for fundraising for founders and helped VCs to develop a highly needed collaborative approach - both great for the ecosystem.

Pietro Bezza
Connect Ventures

It's not easy getting access to top tier deal flow unless you're a VC. Focal makes it easy to invest in startups that have been vetted by leading VCs.

Harry Nightingall

It made discovering and investing in top tier companies so easy.

Isabelle O'Keefe
Sure Valley Ventures

Focal is an incredible platform for early stage founders and investors. Beyond opening up access to the fundraising market, they’re building a great support network that’ll benefit the European, early stage landscape.

Mas Senghore

It's probably the easiest way for founders to raise and for investors to access great deal flow.

Tash Jones
ex-Octopus Ventures

One of the most visible, open source (and, therefore, diverse) platforms for entrepreneurs to connect with early stage VCs - it's become a central event in the ecosystem.

Emma Steele

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Frequently asked questions

We are dedicated to offering the founder experience

How can I hear about the next demo day?

Sign up to our newsletter where you’ll get alerts about future demo days and other cool stuff. Our demo days are typically around May and October.

How does the startup selection process work?

100+ leading VCs vote on which they think are the most promising startups. Those with the most votes get to pitch.

How do I request intros to the finalists?

After demo day, we will email demo day attendees and our wider community with details on all the finalists, as well as a simple form to fill in to request intros. Fill in the form, and we’ll pass your details to the companies you’re interested in.

How do I invest in the SPVs?

A few days after demo day, we will select the companies for which we’ll raise SPVs and email the demo day attendees and the wider community with the details. Here, we’ll share our investment thesis, as well as the companies’ pitch decks, demo day pitches, and a form to pledge investment

If I work for a VC fund, how can I get my fund to be a partner of Focal?

We have a waiting list of funds which want to partner with us. To join this waiting list, please contact We review the waiting list every 6 months and add a limited number of high quality funds to the group.