YFood Investor Evening – 31 July 2018

Monday 4th June

By YFood

We’re an interactive platform passionate about driving innovation in the Food Industry using technology by connecting and supporting the most brilliant minds in the food industry.

After the success of our first YFood Investor Evening earlier this year, we're back again on 31 July for london's only Food Tech focussed investor event to bring together the top startups who are actively raising funding together with investors looking to support the next big thing in Food Tech and food & beverage innovation.

Date: Tuesday 31 July

Time: 6-10pm

Location: citizenM Hotel

Hosted by YFood in collaboration with our Event Partner RSM and our Venue Partner citizemM, and as the only Food Tech pitching event in London for startups actively raising, this is a must attend for investors and fundraising startups. If you’re an investor the evening will be the best way to talent scout the people and innovations set to change the food industry as well as some of the hottest new food and drink producers also looking to raise. If you’re a Food Tech startup or food and beverage producer, this is your chance to meet a specially selected room of investors from the YFood network that are interested in Food Tech and innovation in the food industry and could help take your business to the next level. The last event earlier this year saw investors from Pentech Ventures, Sainsburys, The Garage Soho, ClearlySo, Unilever and Five Seasons Ventures to name a few.

So if you want to join the ranks of successful Food Tech startups that met their investors at YFood events – including Vita Mojo, who met their investor Elior and Nutrifix who met their investor Just Eat – apply now to secure your spot.

How does it work?

Taking place on Tuesday 31 July, expect a high energy and highly curated evening where a handful of the most exciting Food Tech startups in the YFood community will pitch to a room full of investors. Each startup will get 5 minutes to pitch followed by an audience Q&A and we’ll end the evening with innovative drinks, nibbles and a high energy networking session where attendees can meet each Food Tech and Food & Drink startup over drinks and demos. We curate the audience and spaces are very limited to create an intimate setting and ensure attendees make meaningful connections.

Who is the event for?

  • Investors: Angels, VC’s interested in making Series A and Seed level investments and Corporate Venture teams looking to invest in seed or Series A rounds
  • Food Tech startups actively raising Seed or Series A rounds
  • Food and drink producers looking to raise and keen to meet investors

Event Partner:

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We’re excited to announce RSM as our Event Partner for the Investor Evening. As long-time active members of the YFood Community, the RSM team are committed to helping drive innovation in the food ecosystem by supporting the start-up community along their investment and growth journey. 

RSM act for a wide variety of clients in the technology and eating and drinking sectors, ranging from startups and SMEs to some of the most high profile brands in the country. They will be hosting an exclusive Get Investor Ready Finance Workshop for all participating startups in the run up to the event, which will be an opportunity to get tailored guidance on your Investment Deck and what you should consider having in place to maximise your investment chances.

Venue Partner:

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Why attend?


  • Make your next investment in an industry that’s set to be worth $250.43 Billion by 2022
  • Talent scout at the only Food Tech focussed investor pitching event in London and meet the next Winnow, Farmdrop or Vita Mojo as well as some of the most exciting food and drinks producers looking to raise
  • Make sure you’re seen as an investor to know within Food Tech and on the radar of the startup community
  • Gain market insights and a snapshot of the innovations and solutions driving the industry
  • Get the YFood event treatment. We’re famous for creating a fun, high-energy and relaxed vibe to meet and mingle over delicious and innovative food and drink


We not only bring together an amazing investor audience, but unlike other pitching events out there, we have in-built opportunities and partners to get you polished and confident. You won’t get this package anywhere else.

  • Take part in the only Food Tech focussed investor event in London to get in front of top industry investors who are passionate about and actively investing in Food Tech
  • Meet face to face with investors who are looking for their next investment – you’ll present to the room before getting the opportunity to meet the audience at your dedicated showcase area
  • Get tailored finance and investment advice at an exclusive Get Investor Ready Finance Workshop hosted by our Event Partner RSM
  • Attend a Pitch Presentation Training Workshop, hosted by the YFood Team to get you ready and confident for the event
  • YFood will review your deck to make sure you deliver it as well as possible
  • Get invaluable feedback on your business from a room of experts on the night
  • Get the YFood event treatment. We’re famous for creating a fun, high-energy and relaxed vibe to meet and mingle over delicious and innovative food and drink

Key Timings for Startups (please make sure you can meet these before applying):

  • 25 June: Application deadline
  • 29 June: Successful startups selected and contacted
  • 6 July: Deadline for Investment Deck (which you will send to investors) for YFood review and feedback. This will also be sent to RSM to deliver a personalised workshop experience for you
  • 10 July: RSM Finance & Investment workshop 11am – 3pm, Farringdon
  • 20 July: YFood feedback on Investment Deck
  • 24 July: Pitch Presentation Training 4 – 6:30pm, Kings Cross
  • 27 July: Deadline for event pitch presentation slides (note this is different to the Investment Deck and should be the slides you use for your presentation pitch only) – 9am
  • 31 July: YFood Investor Evening Event 5 – 10pm citizenM Tower of London Hotel

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Standard ticket (Investors Only):
£35 + VAT (very limited quantities, subject to meeting application criteria)

  • Event access
  • Nibbles and Drinks


Food Tech Startups:

Startup Pitch Package:

Very limited quantities available, YFood will select the best participants. Apply by 25 June.

£300 + VAT

  • Event access for you and 1 team member
  • Five minute pitch slot + investor audience Q&A
  • Dedicated showcasing area to meet investors after the pitching session and start meaningful conversations
  • Pitch Presentation training workshop by the YFood team
  • YFood review of your deck to make sure you deliver it as well as possible
  • Get Investor Ready Finance Workshop, hosted by our Event Partner, finance experts RSM
  • Nibbles and Drinks at the event


Food and Drink Producers:

Do you have an innovative food or drink product and are looking for investment? Showcase your product on the evening for the chance to meet your next investor. Want to find out about our sponsorship package? Give us some details and we’ll be in touch.FOOD AND DRINK APPLY NOW

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