Open VC office hours

Your chance to meet face-to-face with an investment team member and ask them anything.

We’re passionate about supporting entrepreneurs who use technology to solve problems that positively impact their communities. Newtown Partners’ virtual open VC office hours is a bi-weekly event where we meet with entrepreneurs to hear their ideas, discuss their startup or fundraising plans to give advice and guidance.

We understand that it’s not always easy for everyone to get face-time with investors. Our aim is to provide free easy access for startup founders to get honest face-to-face feedback from our experienced venture capital investment team.

Please tune in to our next session on Waitroom to have a face-to-face video conversation with Jill, Lesego, and Egla, or watch the live broadcast as they talk to others.

Upcoming open office hours sessions – register now

24 March 2023 | Why we invested in Lami

More information coming soon. Follow us on Linkedin for updates.

Past sessions available on Waitroom

Why we invested series

3 March 2023 | Why we invested in SaaS platform BeyondTrucks

The team will discuss why BeyondTrucks was a good investment choice for the Imperial Venture Fund. The California-based startup is a vertical SaaS platform that makes growing a trucking business easy for small to medium (SMB) trucking companies.

3 February 2023 | Why we invested in logistics startup Portcast

In this retrospective session, the VC team will discuss their investment in Portcast. The Singapore-based startup enables logistics companies to improve profitability through dynamic demand forecasting and real-time vessel and container tracking.

9 December 2022 | Why we invested in health tech startup MDaas

Why was MDaas a good investment choice for the Imperial Venture Fund? This Nigeria-based startup provides patients with tech-enabled diagnostics and preventative care at an affordable cost through an easily accessible network.

18 November 2022 | Why we invested logistics startup Treggo 

The VC investment team will discuss an Argentinian-based last-mile delivery startup helping businesses move their goods through cities faster than anyone ever imagined. They’ll discuss how logistics is changing and why Treggo was a good investment choice for the Imperial Venture Fund.

4 November 2022 | Why we invested in health-tech startup Waspito

Find out why Newtown Partners invested in Waspito, a Cameroonian-based telehealth and insurance distribution platform. They’ll unpack the health tech space, investment process and the factors that made Waspito a good investment choice for the Imperial Venture Fund.

21 October 2022 | Why we invested in supply chain startup Clockworks Logistics Systems

The VC investment team will discuss why they invested in Clockworks Logistics Systems, a US-based B2B logistics and supply chain tech company which digitises motor carriage and provides proof of delivery data in the delivery moment.

7 October 2022 | Why we invested in health-tech startup Field Intelligence Inc.

In this retrospective session, the VC investment team will unpack the healthtech space, investment process and the factors that made Field a good investment choice for the Imperial Venture Fund.

Investor-ready series

9 September 2022 | How to choose the right VC investor for your business

While capital is important, it’s only a small part of startup success.

26 August 2022 | VC dealbreakers

Things to keep in mind when pitching for venture capital.

12 August 2022 | Practice your Pitch 

The best way to perfect your startup pitch is to practice it and get feedback.

29 July 2022 | How to build a data room for fast investment

How to give investors the info they could need to make a decision quickly.

24 June 2022 | What does the perfect investor pitch deck look like?

Join Jill and Egla for a face-to-face video conversation about the most important elements of a pitch deck.

10 June 2022 | Newtown Partners open office hours for technology startups

Meet our investment team with an intro into our investor-ready series.

How to participate

  1. Register on Waitroom.
  2. Join the queue and ask us your questions directly for immediate feedback in your 5-minute time slot.
  3. Email us your questions and we’ll try to answer them during the next session.

How to get the most out of open office hours

  • Ask the team for advice and feedback on your investor pitch deck, business model, and go-to-market strategy. Get advice on the types of investment opportunities available, how to build relationships with investors and how to get pitch-ready.
  • Give a brief elevator pitch about your business and ask specific questions that you need help with. Allow enough time after your question for the team to give you proper feedback.
  • You have 5 minutes to ask as many questions as you like, so be organized and prioritize your questions. If you run out of time, you can rejoin the queue.
  • Join the session even if you don’t have any questions right now and pick up expert tips for your startup.

Office Hours sessions are not an opportunity to pitch us for investment. They are an opportunity for our investment professionals to either help you get ready to pitch any investors for investment, or just to help you think through an issue you’re having in your start-up. If you’d like to pitch us for investment, please send your pitch deck to

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