Articles from Raising Partners

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Founder In Focus: Luke Lang, Crowdcube
Founder In Focus: Luke Lang, Crowdcube

Each month we interview an exciting founder whose investment story we think will inspire others; this time we’re sitting with Luke Lang from our partner organisation Crowdcube

The Power of Sharing
The Power of Sharing

On the 12th of February we were pleased to host an ‘investing in women’ event at The University of West London’s Westmont Hub.

Startups Raising Partners Love
Startups Raising Partners Love

To celebrate Valentine’s Day, we thought we’d share a list of just some of the startups we love at Raising Partners!

Monzo Pitch Deck
Monzo Pitch Deck

Beginning life in 2015, Monzo has attempted to modernise banking and has skyrocketed in popularity, with over 2.5 million people using their signature hot coral cards.

At Raising Partners, we’ve taken a look back over Monzo’s 2017 pitch deck, highlighting its successes and shortcomings.

Buffer Pitch Deck
Buffer Pitch Deck

When content scheduling platform Buffer came to the fore in 2010, co-founders Joel Gasgoigne and Leo Widrich were anticipating the need for such an app within businesses.
The full Pitch Deck is unavailable to the public and looking at what we do have, it wouldn’t pass the gatekeeper today as it was created nearly 7 years ago! That being said, there is one slide that is particularly good that we would like to give our analysis.

10 Things to Know About Crowdfunding
10 Things to Know About Crowdfunding

With all the recent hype surrounding successful Crowdcube campaigns, it’s easy to assume that crowdfunding is the easy route to raising investment. Cut through the noise however, and you’ll find that the latest statistics consistently show that 50% of small businesses fail in the first four years. If raising funds were so straightforward, surely these figures would be drastically lower?

AirBnB Pitch Deck
AirBnB Pitch Deck

With AirBnB set to go public this year, it seems like now is a good time to revisit the accommodation giant’s Pitch Deck from 2008. Fast-forward a decade to 2018 and AirBnB was making over $1 billion dollars in revenue and it’s estimated that this figure will increase to $8.5billion by 2020.

Back in 2008 however, CEO Brian Chesky was projecting a much smaller figure of $200 million by 2011. Their Pitch Deck was convincing enough to raise the investment they needed, and they received over $2 billion dollars in venture funding in a combination of 7 rounds of capital.

Have a read and see what you think!