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Nathalie Debaes
31 January 2022

#Photonpreneurs – Episode 4: Is your start-up ready for investment? Learn how to prepare for investors from BeAble Capital VC, which has recently invested €500k in Alcyon, a company that designs high-performance photonic devices. 

Wednesday 9th February: Almudena Trigo, CEO of BeAble Capital VC, will share her experience at a private entity helping technology and deep science start-ups move forward and escalate in episode 4 of our monthly webinar series focused on investment readiness in photonics.

Start-ups and SME’s working with disruptive technologies linked to science are growing rapidly in Europe. Yet, finding investors for your innovation can be quite challenging, even when you know what are the needs and expansion plans for your photonics start-up this is quite a daunting task to know whom to choose and when to choose for investing in.

Almudena Trigo has kindly accepted to be our guest speaker for episode 4 of #Photonpreneurs, a free online webinar that will be held on Wednesday 9th February at 17:00- 18:00 CET.
This webinar has already taken place. Watch a recording of Episode 4 below:

Almudena will give you an investor’s perspective so you can know how VCs explore the market and what aspects they take into consideration. She will also tell us how they get involved in the first phases of start-ups: proof of concept, escalation, pilot plant or prototype, flag-ship, pre-industrial phases and launching to the market.

Attendees will also be able to ask their questions to Almudena during the webinar. Tune in and find out:

  • How to raise your next funding round?
  • When is the right time to look for capital?
  • What options does one have?
  • What are the do’s and don’ts of raising capital?

#Photonpreneurs is the webinar series focusing on investment readiness in the world of photonics. The series encourages entrepreneurs to present their entrepreneurial experience and funding journey, including how their project came together and different types of funding raised (such as grant, debt, or equity) in a “how we did it” webinar format.



Contact our team at FundingBox for PhotonHub Europe:

About PhotonHub Europe

PhotonHub Europe is a new pan-European photonics digital innovation hub and has been awarded €19 million investment from the EU’s Horizon 2020 program. The initiative will help European SMEs and mid-caps become highly competitive digital businesses through faster & smarter deployment of photonics-based technologies, directly creating over 1.000 new high-tech EU jobs and nearly €1 billion in new revenues and venture capital by 2025.

PhotonHub Europe’s investment readiness program aims to support European deep tech start-ups and scale-ups where photonics is either their core competence or is a key enabling technology within their product online, offering:

  • Group webinars for tips and best practices to optimize investment readiness.
  • Personalised coaching with industry experts and investors.
  • Exposure at funding events.
  • Access to investors.

Join the PhotonHub Europe community and access the investment readiness programme.

About BeAble Capital

BeAble Capital is an independent Venture Capital firm specialized in Industrial High Technology transfer and Seed and Early stages. 

Investment on Seed and Early Stage in Industrial High Technologies with the goal to transfer to the society the technologies coming from academic and research institutions, providing support for translating breakthrough discoveries into products through start-ups internationally competitive.

Focus on Deep Science and Technology Transfer- The process of transforming the results of research and development into marketable products and services through the creation of start-up businesses or spin-out companies. BeAble builds close ties with universities, research centers, technology transfer offices, industrial companies to access promising projects. The selection process involves the evaluation of scientific research, intellectual property, competitive technologies both from a scientific and marketing perspective. Reach out to Almudena Trigo on LinkedIn.

PhotonHub Europe has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme, under grant agreement Nº 101016665. Photonhub Europe is part of the European Technology Platform Photonics21.

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