Lack of investment is one of the biggest barriers to startup growth. Now more than ever. If you have developed your product, launched your business and want to understand your funding options booking a Funding Clinic is a good first step.
What is a Funding Clinic?
A Funding Clinic is an opportunity for you discuss your investment
requirement in an informal but focused 1-2-1 with startup funding expert, Hatty Fawcett. A Funding Clinic will demystify the process of raising early-stage investment and outline your options.
Each clinic lasts 30 minutes and, after an initial discussion about what
your business has achieved to date, will provide practical,
tailored advice on the funding options open to your startup. You can
expect frank, no-nonsense advice which gives you a clear, honest picture of your funding options and what you need to prepare to raise investment. You will leave with clarity about your next steps to unlock investment.
Funding Clinics are conducted via Zoom video conferencing. All you need is
an internet connection and a laptop/computer with a webcam and microphone to take part.
Who are Funding Clinics for?
Funding Clinics are designed to support startups and early-stage businesses who have launched their business and developed at least one product. They are most suited to startups looking to raise between £75,000 and £1 million of seed (or pre-seed) funding. It may well be the first time you have raised investment – that doesn’t matter.
Typically, the founders Hatty Fawcett works with are aged between 40 and 60. About 60% have had a successful professional career but have left corporate life to create their startup, a further 25% are serial entrepreneurs.
Scroll to the bottom of this page to book your Funding Clinic.
What people say about Funding Clinics
“If you are a startup needing advice on virtually any level of the
business, Hatty is the person to talk to. She clearly has a wealth of knowledge
spanning from the basics of starting a business, building and articulating a
value proposition, through to raising investment for your startup. I started
having conversations with Hatty on her Funding Clinic and found her to be both incisive and attentive. People who have real experience in fundraising – and are actually good at it and willing to share in their experience – are hard to come by, and Hatty is one one them. Moreover she is a thoroughly pleasant human being.” Manish Patel, Interim CEO at Jiva.ai
“I spoke in detail about funding options and Hatty put us in
contact with several useful organisations. I would recommend Hatty’s
expertise to anyone who has a start up idea or a fully functioning
business.” Robin Dolton
“Hatty is a true professional and a breath of fresh air in this
sector. I felt very comfortable in sharing my new business app idea with Hatty, and it was inspiring to receive external validation from an expert like Hatty. Hatty’s advice helped spur me on to take the next steps in realising my
idea.” Valerie Lothian
“Hatty gave me clear, concise and invaluable advice on how to
improve my e-commerce presence and grow my business.” Becky Lewis
Booking your Funding Clinic
Funding Clinics are free and in heavy demand. Funding Clinics must be pre-booked (via Calendly). Once booked, please make every effort to attend. If exceptional circumstances occur and you can’t attend please use the Calendly link to either re-schedule or cancel the Funding Clinic (or email Hatty) as soon as you know you can’t attend. This allows your Funding Clinic to be re-allocated to someone on the waiting list.
After booking your appointment, you will receive a reminder email with a Zoom link. You will also be given the opportunity to complete an online assessment which gives you a snapshot of how an investor sees your business, and provides pointers on areas you could improve your investor readiness.
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If you require more information about Funding Clinics, email Hatty at firstname.lastname@example.org