Spring 2021 Pitch Event (2)

baMa’s first 2021 pitch event

Unbox The Dress, Boddle Learning, Health Hero and Ecolution have been the four companies pitching to the business angel Minority association’s angel investors network in baMa’s first pich event for this year.

These four startups were selected following baMa’s dealflow pre-selection process. From a 1,000+ companies source (compilated from Pitch App, Pitch Comp, Partnerships, Social Media, & Members) we targeted 50 companies following baMa’s investment Theory, i.e, we looked for their impact (Minority founded or minority servicing), their industry (Edtech, EnergyTech, FinTech, MedTech, or Consumer Goods), their Stage (Pre-Seed, Seed, or Series A) and interest (Lead investor or lead investor interest)

Then baMa sourcing team met 25 companies to learn about the team and leadership of these companies, the opportunity that they represent, their fit to market and some round details. 6 companies made it to the next round, and were reviewed by our Advisory Board team. Lastly, 4 companies were presented to our network on pitch Day.

Unbox The Dress is in Post- Revenue stage, with first launch capital and in a Pre-Seed investment round. It is a startup that enables women to repurpose the fabric and embellishments of their wedding dress into a collection of one-of-a-kind, modern gifts. Subscription-based dress preservation and off-site storage services help women maximize the design potential of their dress fabric.

Boddle Learning helps teachers and education publishers transform learning content into interactive experiences through a gamified education platform. Boddle improves test scores by boosting student engagement through gameplay and rewards and tailors learning using artificial intelligence. The company is in in Pre-revenue stage, with Atento Lead investor and in a pre-seed investment round.

Health Hero has built an AI-powered telehealth service that solves people’s needs (Social Determinants of Health). Employers & providers want to identify & solve for people’s needs. It is currently in post-revenue stage, with Keiretsu Forum as lead investor and in seed investment round.

Ecolution supports the demand to move towards a net zero carbon footprint. They do this by capturing the kinetic energy of moving transportation. It is in pre-revenue stage, with Brown Venture as lead investor.

baMa’s next pitch event is on June the 16th and it is a members only event. Whether your company is seed, pre-seed, or Series A, our aim is to connect your minority-led or minority serving startup to our network of angel members. baMa is preselecting startups for the next Quarterly Pitch Event. We have a good set of companies to invest, but we would like to hear from more. Please, send your application here.

About baMa: Passionate about innovation, diversity, and inclusion business angel Minority association (baMa) bridges the investment gap in minority-led startups or startups by targeting minority-driven markets through diverse investments and education.

Catherine Carey, Communications Manager at baMa

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