Investment Catalyst

Invitation-only investment pitching events for deep tech chemistry ventures


Investment Catalyst (IC) is a series of invitation-only investment pitching events for chemistry ventures developing technology aiming to transform health, energy, environment, enabling technologies and many more.
Since 2017, the Royal Society of Chemistry in partnership with the UK Business Angels Association ran 10 events, which facilitated 75 investment-ready ventures (IC ventures) to pitch to a carefully selected pool of investors.
After a break due to the Covid pandemic, we're excited that the Investment Catalyst is back as an in-person event, in London.

Previous pitchers

Bio Sep Sonichem

Oxford Nanosystems

Stoli Chem


Barton Blakeley




For ventures 

The Investment Catalyst is open to all ventures part of Change Makers, whether they are early-stage or late-stage, subject to a review of their readiness for investment. You will need to be part of Change Makers for ventures before you can apply to pitch. 

Apply for Change Makers

For investors

The Investment Catalyst is open to investors part of Change Makers. To find out more about how we work with investors visit our investor page

Register interest

"We were very impressed at the number of investors at the event and the follow-on interest we had from these investors." IC venture 


exit value

by one IC venture



pitched at the IC since 2017


investment raised

by IC ventures since 2017


investment raised

by IC ventures in 2022



Find out more about the Investment Catalyst.

Can any companies attend the Investment catalyst? 
Our programmes are only open to deep tech chemistry companies part of Change Makers.  
How does my company join Change Makers?
The company will need to submit an application, which will be reviewed internally by the Royal Society of Chemistry. Once the company is accepted in Change Makers, any employees will be able to access all the programmes and resources.   
Where is the Investment Catalyst being held? 
The Investment Catalyst is normally held in London. We do however plan to hold some events in other parts of the UK. Check our website for updated list of events and their locations.