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
On the 12th of February we were pleased to host an ‘investing in women’ event at The University of West London’s Westmont Hub.
To celebrate Valentine’s Day, we thought we’d share a list of just some of the startups we love at Raising Partners!
Raising Partners sit down with Paul Hopper of HộP Vietnamese to discuss his entrepreneurial journey, with a focus on his exciting Crowdcube campaign!
Women need to talk about investment more! The world of investment can seem very closed, but we think just having a space for female founders / VCs to share tips and war stories is the first step!
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.
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.
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?
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!