Competition launched for investor’s operating in UK’s ‘second most popular sector’

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Revolution.Aero has launched a pitch competition where up to six new aviation companies can meet major industry leaders, investors and other market experts in London who can provide investment, mentoring and introductions.

New research from Revolution.Aero reveals that aviation is seen as the second most appealing sector for private equity and venture capitalists to invest in after technology.

Over two thirds (69%) expect their industry to increase the amount they invest in the aviation sector over the next two years.

The competition, which is free to enter, is only open those aviation companies that believe they have a revolutionary concept, have not raised more than $5 million in funding and have had a product in the market for less than 12 months.

Revolution.Aero Europe takes place in London on March 11 and 12. Some 200+ aviation professionals will be attending, including more than 50 founders or chief executive/C suite level.

The event follows on from Revolution.Aero San Francisco which attracted more than 300 senior leaders who are shaping aviation.

Alasdair Whyte, co-founder, Revolution Aero comments: “This is without doubt one of the most exciting times in the history of aviation. We are seeing a real renaissance – aviation will look completely different in 10 years. All of the established leaders are investing heavily, but there has always been room for start-ups with new ideas.

“Our competition gets start-ups in front of some of the biggest companies and investors in the aviation sector. And it works. Several finalists from Pitch at Revolution.Aero are in discussions with investors they met at the San Francisco event.”

To enter, participants should nominate their company by sending an email to aw@corporatejetinvestor.com

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