What are the benefits?

The University of Surrey 100 Club has been successfully helping investors to connect with innovative fast growth early stage companies and entrepreneurs in the Surrey and South East Region since 2007.

The aim of the Surrey 100 Club is to connect entrepreneurs and/or start-up ventures and investors by facilitating access to funding and by building a world class support community. Its capability lies in:

  • Cherry-picking a crop of businesses across all stages and from an extensive range of sectors
  • Maximizing appeal to a broad community of investors
  • Showcasing "investment-ready" ventures that require cash and/or business mentoring and support
  • Leveraging a unique and unrivalled combination of business support through The University of Surrey, The Surrey Research Park and the SETsquared Partnership

Investor benefits

As members of the Surrey 100 Club, our investors benefit from first and exclusive access to some of the region’s most innovative and dynamic entrepreneurs and start-up ventures, all with high-growth potential.

Benefits to investor members include:

First look at ‘Investment Ready’ ventures

Access to entrepreneurs and ventures that have already benefited from initial mentoring and support from Surrey Research Park’s SETsquared team

Access to an unrivalled networking platform to make contact and connections with:

  • The University of Surrey
  • The Surrey Research Park and its tenant companies
  • Entrepreneurs and other successful business leaders
  • Other 100 Club members represented by a cross section of influential business leaders, including successful entrepreneurs and former CEOs, chairmen and non-executives of large private and public companies

Invitations to a programme of events throughout the year

An invitation to the annual SETsquared Investor Showcase event, hosted in London

Entrepreneurs and start-up benefits

The Surrey 100 Club has been successfully helping companies raise equity finance since 2007. Our ‘investor readiness’ training ensures that companies seeking Angel investment are fully prepared when they pitch to the 100 Club’s investors; therefore maximising their chances of securing funding.  This approach has ensured our success to date, the Surrey 100 Club has assisted companies in raising over £84 million and created/protected hunddreds of jobs.

Our "investor readiness" process includes:

  • A session of professional pitch training: a full run through of your 10 minute elevator pitch with feedback from our experienced team
  • Fine tuning of your one page business summary
  • Access to 100 Club members at our events; our investors represent a cross section of influential business leaders, including successful entrepreneurs and former CEOs, chairmen and non executives of large private and public companies.

If you think you have what it takes to succeed and are looking for early-stage investment, we would like to hear from you. To clarify, our membership comprises exclusively of investors, companies seeking funding should submit their details via the contact form.

Click Here to read about some of our company success stories so far. 

From an investor point of view, it is definitely regarded as a positive for your company to have applied for and received SEIS/EIS advance assurance from HMRC.