Are you looking for investment?

We are looking for new, exciting start-ups
for our next A-match!

More than half of all companies that participated in the previous editions of A-match have reached an investment after the event. But being part of A-match does not only come with the possibility of funding: You also get lots of experience, contacts and solid training from our coaches in presenting your company and your business idea in the best possible way. Your pitch will also turn into a high-quality film which will have great value in the further contacts with investors. 

Our focus for the spring event on May 7 is startups with innovative ideas within bioeconomy and digital health – two areas where Värmland has a clear edge! Not least through our two accelerators, Sting Bioeconomy and DigitalWell Ventures, whose many years of work in these areas have both created a large network of investors and access to specialist knowledge. 

Around 30 companies from the eight previous editions of A-match have been withing the sectors where we are now focusing - therefore we look forward with great excitement to what your company can offer!

We are curious about you and your team!

First of all, we need to know more about you and your team, about your business idea and about your ambitions going forward. Therefore, we would like you to record yourself answering a few questions. The film itself is not important, a mobile phone and a smile will do just fine.
 
In the checklist you'll find information about the questions we want you to answer. So, get started, and don't forget to apply by March 14th!

Checklist: Video presentation

Practical matters

  • We want a simple video where you answer the questions below. Film yourself with your mobile.
  • Save your video using a storage service like Dropbox or OneDrive, or as an unlisted video on YouTube. Copy the link and paste it into the application form.
  • English or Swedish? Choose the language you feel most comfortable with.
  • The video will only be used internally by the assessment team when selecting the companies for pitching. Keep in mind that what is decisive is your glow, your commitment as well as the business idea itself rather than the picture quality of the film.
  • The video may be no longer than 7 minutes.
  • Write a short pitch (max 550 characters) and attach your logo to the application form.
  • If you’re accepted, the pitch and logo will be published on amatch.org.

We might take a business credit report and conduct a customer awareness survey of your company in connection with the assessment work.

The contents

Let us know about:

  • You and your team
Tell us about you and your team: past experience, maybe cutting-edge skills.

  • The product or service
Very briefly, what is your product/service and what problem does it solve? How does the product / service contribute to sustainable development?​​​​​​​

  • The uniqueness of your product or service
What is unique about this solution, and do you hold a patent or other IP rights? Do you have a so-called “First mover advantage”?

  • Your business model
Very briefly, how do you intend to make money from this product or service? Are you in the market today? Do you have paying customers?​​​​​​​

  • The market for your product or service
How big is the market, where can it be found and who are the intended customers? If you’ve identified early adopters, please describe them and how you plan to reach them. Through which channels is the product or service to be sold?

  • Your need of new capital and why
How much capital is needed? For what will it be used? 

  • What will be your next step after a possible investment? 

  • To sum up – let us know why we should pick you as one of the pitching companies at A-match!
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Good luck!

Download this checklist as a pdf.

What happens after you apply?

 

Are you ready to invest?

A fruitful investment starts with meeting the right people!

Are you an experienced investor or just curious about becoming a partner in a company of tomorrow?

A-match gives you the opportunity to meet companies that are ready for investment and know what they can offer. At the same time, you’ll get to know the teams that are to take the companies forward. We recognize that a fruitful investment is about trust, from both parties. A-match is an investor forum designed to pave the way for further meetings. 

The next A-match takes place on May 7
 in Aula Magna, at Karlstad University, between 15:00 and 19:00.

When we ask investors, who have participated if they believe that A-match has led to useful contacts, four out of five answer yes. We are also very proud to tell you that our follow-up shows that 98% can recommend A-match to other investors