“I need more money and I wish I had more time!” As a startup founder you’d probably like more of both!

But is your start-up ready for investment? Take the Startup Investment scorecard to find out.

Armed with our Startup Investment Scorecard you can then book a Funding Clinic to explore how your business could speed up the process of attracting equity investment. (We haven’t invented the 8 day week yet – but we are advocates of prioritisation to use the available time wisely).

Who are Funding Clinics for?

To book a funding clinic you need to have completed a Startup Investment Scorecard to qualify for a clinic. Funding clinics are designed for founders who have developed an initial product (or Minimum Viable Product) and who have attracted their first customers (or, at least, initial users). You may not necessarily be generating much revenue yet but you have the potential to do so. It doesn’t matter if you haven’t raised investment before, but you do need to have an idea of how much money you need to raise to ensure your business can grow. It is likely that you will be looking to raise upwards of £100K. If this isn’t you, it is unlikely a Funding Clinic is going to help. Scroll to the bottom of this page to book your Funding Clinic.

What is a Funding Clinic?

A Funding Clinic is 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 funding options.

Each clinic lasts 30 minutes. You will be asked to describe briefly what your business has achieved to date and what you want investment for. You will receive tailored advice on the funding options open to your startup and practical advice on how to unlock investment. 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.

Booking your Funding Clinic

Funding Clinics are free and are generally oversubscribed. Please do not book a Funding Clinic unless you meet the criteria outlined above. 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 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.

Book here:


If your internet browser does not display the booking form, click here to be re-direct to the Calendly booking page.

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
relating to raising investment for your startup. I found Hatty 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
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 with Hatty, and it was inspiring to receive external validation from an expert like Hatty.”
Valerie Lothian

If you require more information about Funding Clinics, email Hatty at hatty@focusedforbusiness.com