Funding Accelerator - making equity investment accessible to all.
So you can spend less time worrying about where to start and more time enjoying the journey.
We make it 5x quicker to raise investment
Funding Accelerator is designed to get you funded in just 90 days – not the 15 months it takes, on average, to raise equity investment. With our proven methodology, and surrounded by expert mentors and a strong community of startup founders, you’ll learn everything from what information investors need to how to find and reach out to the right investors.
How it works
The programme is broken down into three sprints, each of one month.
In sprint one you’ll develop the documents you need to raise investment – a long-form pitch deck, a detailed financial forecast and a credible, benchmarked valuation. We’ll even pay for you to complete Capital Pilot’s investability assessment so that you have confidence you are ready to reach out to investors. You’ll also have what you need to apply for SEIS/EIS advance assurance, which makes your business more appealing to certain types of investors.
In sprint two we’ll get you focused on finding the right investors for your startup (and, yes, we provide you with the names of investors!), learn a proven process to build a relationship focused on achieving investment from those investors and get you pitching and creating FOMO to keep up momentum.
Then, in sprint three, we’ll support you in reviewing the offers on the table, negotiating the right valuation and term sheet so that the investment is banked quickly and you are all set for growth.
What you get
Our weekly interactive Zoom workshops focus you on preparing everything you need to raise investment, whilst out weekly assignments encourage you to take a step-by-step approach to preparing the documents an investor will expect to see. We’ll keep you accountable for making progress, provide you with a wide selection of tools, templates and playbooks that make the journey to investment as seamless as possible (including pitch documents, valuation reports, and a forecasting template worth over £1,000). You’ll also receive weekly feedback from our specialist mentors who provide support in improving and shaping your investment documents. We aim to have you pitching like a pro and feeling confident talking to investors.
From your elevator pitch and executive summary to your forecast and valuation, you’ll have all of the documents you need to put in front of investors.
You’ll make connections with mentors who will support you on your journey and get the chance to have one-to-one conversations on important fundamentals like how to build financial forecasts and how to develop a strong team.
You’ll be fully supported by our friendly community during weekly workshops. You’ll also have regular check-ins, peer reviews, assignments and playbooks to help you stay on track.
You’ll build a target investor profile (TIP) and create a tailored list of investors who already back businesses like yours. And you’ll get access to our proven process on how to reach out to them and build strong relationships, with exclusive email templates, data room and due diligence pack.
During the programme you’ll have the opportunity to pitch your business to our community of investors, mentors and business owners so you can get valuable feedback to hone your offer.
What our graduates say
Any expedition relies on its team and our diverse panel is ready to help. We have built strong relationships with a variety of investors and collaborate with a number of trusted partners.