Cornerstoned by Cambridgeshire Pension Fund, the £100 million Foresight East of England Fund (FEEF) targets investments in the best and brightest SMEs in the East of England.
Equity investments of between £1 million and £5 million are made into established companies with the aim of helping management teams realise their growth ambitions. This year, the team is thrilled to be supporting #21towatch, a campaign which works towards the same aims of regional SME growth.
Launched for the first time last year, #21towatch is a dedicated campaign created by Cofinitive to showcase the best of Cambridgeshire entrepreneurship. Over the course of twelve months, three lists of promising people, companies and the ‘things’ they create are collated and then curated. The process culminates in the announcement of the top 21 in each category at the official #21towatch event on the first Thursday of March (this year, the 5th).
These diverse companies, people and ‘things’ created are selected for their prowess in Innovation, Challenge, Influence, Viability and Memorability. Last year, many of the businesses who made the shortlist went on to achieve brilliant things in the way of promotions, investment and expanding client bases.
The 2020 #21towatch shortlist will be announced on the 12th February. Here at Foresight we’re delighted to be supporting such an inspired campaign and will be eagerly awaiting the first big reveal.