RETAIL 20:20 - the UK’s first investor forum for retail technology start-ups announced by Eccomplished

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The UK’s dominant position in online retail innovation recognised by the first investor forum dedicated exclusively to retail technology and innovation on the 25th September in London.

This is a unique opportunity for innovative retail technology companies to pitch their businesses to a room full of people who can help them realise their ambition.

Retail innovation experts, Eccomplished and technology investment firms Match Capital and Journey Ventures have joined forces to provide retail technologists with a dedicated platform for attracting investment.

RETAIL 20:20 - the UK’s first investor forum for retail technology and innovation will take place on the 25th September 2013 at the Soho Hotel in London at 3:30 p.m. BST.

The forum will put retail technology innovators on the spot – pitching their businesses to an audience of the UK’s leading technology investors with 20 slides and 20 seconds per slide.

Eccomplished Managing Director, Stephen Millard comments: “Retail is undergoing rapid transformation. There are so many exciting and talented technology companies emerging to solve all manner of retail challenges – from meeting the demands of the multi-channel shopper, to the reinvention of physical retail spaces and their transformation into engaging digital experiences.”

“This is a unique opportunity for innovative retail technology companies to pitch their businesses to a room full of people who can help them realise their ambition. We are still open to applications, so I encourage any interested technology vendors to apply.”

Peter Walsh, Founder of Match Capital, comments: "Match Capital is delighted to partner with Eccomplished for this inaugural investor forum. We have been working very closely this year with Stephen and his team, to showcase the very best of innovative British retail technologies to a diverse, but carefully 'matched' investor audience.

We fully understand the challenges young companies face when raising capital, so this forum will allow us to turbo-charge the capital raising efforts of a very select group of retail technology innovators. Hopefully this will be the first of many such events. We can't wait."

Nick Magliochetti, Director of Journey Ventures comments: “This is an exciting new investment platform for retail technology companies. Ecomplished are a solid partner who bring the best in market readiness strategies and honed sector specific advice."

The RETAIL 20:20 Investor Forum is open to applications from retail technology companies looking for early stage or growth funding. Selected participants will receive mentoring from the Eccomplished Investor Readiness Team. Technology companies wishing to pitch must apply here before the 31st August 2013:

About Eccomplished

Eccomplished works at the heart of the retail technology and innovation eco-system. We seek out the most innovative retail technology from around the world, positioning them for success in the UK market, engaging them with an ecosystem of complimentary partners, introducing them to retail decision makers and securing investment for growth.

Eccomplished has worked with some of the leading names within the retail technology market including Demandware, Ecommera, Intelligent Reach and Trustev.

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About Match Capital

Match Capital was founded in 2012, to help young British companies to discover the maximum potential professional investor audience for their investment opportunities, and to facilitate connections to these investors.

The range of capital of these investment opportunities is typically between £250,000 and £2,500,000.

Match Capital currently offers a bespoke service to clients, immersing itself in all stages of the investment raising process.

Later this year, Match Capital will unveil a self-help tool for all young British companies to profile themselves online, to discover the most relevant professional investors electronically, and how to connect with them directly.

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About Journey Ventures

M&A houses buy and sell. Private Equity houses invest. Journey Ventures works with these and other private and institutional partners to guide businesses to a defined outcome in the future, whether that be an Exit, MBO, MBI or Turnaround.

With strong tech, marketing and sales fundamentals, Journey Ventures catalyzes the business’ route to this outcome and success.

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