Nearly £1bn was raised in equity investment by over 300 companies in the South West in 2022, but as we know these numbers have reduced somewhat over 2023 with the future funding landscape for 2024 still looking uncertain.

To tackle this issue, we’re bringing together investors, those who enable investment, and founders to network, share and learn at the second Annual Investment Review at the end of this month, supported by TLT. There are still a few spots available, so sign up and we’ll see you there.

Come along as we unveil our 2023 Investment Report, taking a deeper look at industry trends of the past year, as well as shouting out those currently on or about to begin their investment journey. 

Tech investment in 2023

The report will be officially launched on the day. Together we’ll be reviewing the figures for 2023, the implications of this, and many more stats to help you understand the nature of investment activity happening locally. Our objectives for the session are pretty ambitious, we’re set for an information-packed event that will set you up for a more connected and collaborative 2024. We’re going to:

  • Reflect on 2023, the patterns of activity, the headline news, the learnings
  • Explore exciting initiatives planned for 2024
  • Build relationships that will make 2024 an even more fruitful year

Of course equity funding isn’t the only answer to growth – will it have such a prominent role in 2024 given the current macroeconomic environment? We will ask this question and many more at this event – including – What’s the right growth strategy? How can we maximise the potential of our region? What support is available for companies in 2024? What headlines should we look forward to?

We can’t wait to see all of your faces at Armada House on 31 January. Thanks to our sponsors TLT, SETsquared and Engine Shed for making this activity possible. Find out more about the investment support we provide across the region through our Investment Activator Programme here

Shona Wright

Shona covers all things editorial at TechSPARK. She publishes news articles, interviews and features about our fantastic tech and digital ecosystem, working with startups and scaleups to spread the word about the cool things they're up to. She also oversees TechSPARK's social media, sharing the latest updates on everything from investment news to green tech meetups and inspirational stories.