Meet The November Pitch Night Founders

Get to know the founders shaping the future and taking part in The Stack World's quarterly pitching night

By Alice Finch

28 November 2023

f women had equal access to funding and support as their male counterparts do then female entrepreneurs could add a staggering £250 billion to the UK's economy alone. This is according to the latest findings by the UK Business Angels Association.

In the last year, more female founders have built new businesses than ever before, navigating inflation, and increasingly challenging environments. In 2022, women in the UK created and established more than 150,000 new companies — more than twice as many as had in 2018. Yet all-female-led companies represent less than a quarter of all UK businesses.

This is why we are holding the third installment of our quarterly Pitch Nights, which provide entrepreneurial talent the opportunity to present their businesses to a room full of fellow founders, and some of the UK’s leading VC and Angel Investors.

Our November Pitch Night will see seven female-founded and co-founded start-ups pitch their business in industries from Fintech to Healthtech.


Jas and Jo are the Co-Founders of Luna, the world's first digital health companion for teens, think of it like a big sister in your pocket. luna is on a mission to be in the hands of teens across the world so they never have to go through adolescence alone again. luna launched this year on both app stores, has had over 30k downloads and been Apple's App of the Day three times. They've raised £1.2m of funding to date and are backed by Octopus Ventures, Syndicate Room and EQT Ventures - they are currently closing their pre-seed extension round of £200k.

Cloud FO

Afiya Chohollo is the Co- Founder of CloudFO - an AI finance colleague, bringing the power of Generative AI to Company finances. Just ask a question ...and CloudFO performs complex analysis or forecast your key business metrics in seconds. Afiya embarked on this entrepreneurial journey after scaling Onfido’s AI platform as VP of Engineering for 5 years to serve thousands of clients and drive more than $120million in ARR. They are currently raising a 1.2 Million Pre-Seed round

Yasmin Greenaway FRSA will be pitching Dermie an AI-powered skin journaling app, which helps you monitor and improve your skin health with personalized insights and recommendations. Whether you want to prevent future skin problems or treat current conditions, Dermie is the perfect solution.


Meet Dr Dupe Burgess, Founder of Bloomful. She believes access to high quality women's healthcare should be friction-free and personalised to all who need it. That's why she's raising a 750k Seed round to continue building a new, digitally enabled care pathway for better gynaecological health.


Quinky is a playful companion for exploring your deepest desires and breaking taboos around intimacy in a playful and fun way. Founded by Mariia Plotkina (CEO) Quinky is on a mission to provide Gen Z with a safe and fun space to communicate about sex, and consent, and explore their sexuality with personalised games and are currently raising a €150k Pre-Seed round.


Joining us to pitch will be Bev Banahene, CEO and Co-Founder of Overploy — an internal talent marketplace for brand-safe, authentic, on-demand employee generated content.They help retail marketing teams in large organisations save on external agency costs for content creation. How? By tapping into their most valuable asset - their employees. We empower employees to earn extra by doing what they're passionate about — creating content. Bev is currently raising a 500k Pre - Seed Round

Bloume Health

Dr Claudia Chisari will be introducing Bloume, the world's first AI-powered care solution for genito-pelvic pain. Founder Dr Claudia Chisari has the world's first PhD developing digital therapies for pelvic pain at King's College London. She also has significant commercial and femtech experience and has had leading commercial positions in women's health startups like Dama Health and Thread. She is currently raising a 450k Pre-Seed round.

This is the third intallemnt of The Stack World Pitch Night of 2023, with future dates in 2024 The evening is sponsored by Huckletree.

The Short Stack

Get to know the founders shaping the future and taking part in The Stack World's quarterly pitching night

By Alice Finch

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