For start-ups seeking support

We know how difficult it can be to raise early stage investment, particularly for projects that are not yet fully defined or documented as this is almost always the case for university R&D projects.  Therefore, we are allowing private, early stage ideas and innovations to utilise the PIPE Platform and Lab to IPO Pathway, as well as access to our Web3 community, PGF Launchpad and gDAO to help drive your project forward.

How do we do this?

The PIPE Platform and Lab to IPO Pathway is designed to find, form and finance very early stage projects from European universities and research institutions, which means we take a very hands on approach to developing early stage projects.

Through our five-stage process of Disclosure & Validation (initial ‘Go/NoGo’ advice), Evaluation, Launch, Funding and Listing we help academics and researchers (and now entrepreneurs) to develop their ideas in partnership with our wider community of business associates and investors.  

These PIPE Associate and PIPE Investor Networks (PAN/PIN) have very deep commercial, technical and financial knowledge and work with very early stage project teams to move projects through the PIPE Platform and Lab to IPO Pathway and to funding of up to €2m initially and to eventual IPO if required on the same platform.

The PIPE Platform and Lab to IPO Pathway contains a unique system of stage-gates and deliverables that ascertain and prove various project competencies and is entirely unique, as we engage with projects earlier, help to move them forward AND provide investment.  We not only look for commercial projects, but also societal and environmental ones that can demonstrate impact.

Uniquely, we work with you in a hands on manner all the way through the process and beyond investment to ensure a successful outcome and advice at every stage of the process in a supportive and collaborative manner.

To be eligible for registration as a private company, you must comply to the following criteria:
  1. You must be based (for now) within the European region, including UK and Switzerland.
  2. You must be willing to have your project reviewed, in full, by industry and technology experts.
  3. You must agree to partnering with a university within the European region with research expertise in your sector.
  4. You must be open to adding key advisors and executives to your team as deemed appropriate.
  5. You must accept that PIPE funding is subject to your project being listed on the PGF Launchpad and PIPExchange.
  6. You should be willing to accept the full ‘Go/No Go’ advice/report produced within the first 45-days of engagement.

To access the significant support, PIPE Associate and PIPE Investor Networks you will need to Join Us and register as an ‘Associate (Business)’ and agree to our fee structure as laid out in Option 1 of our Pricing page.