How we can help
Once we’ve got you investment ready, we’ll help you find angel investors who are just as passionate about your business as you are.
We’ve worked with businesses of all sizes to turn customers into investors by marrying strategic investment with the power of the crowd.s.
For businesses with more traction we can help you identify and connect with leading venture capital firms who can help you take your business to the next level.
What we do
Review your business
We start by reviewing your funding strategy and business growth plan, assisting you with:
- Creating your timeline to exit
- Applying for SEIS/EIS advanced assurance if you don’t already have it
- Assessing & setting the valuation of your business
- Selecting the right funding route for you and your business
We build your investment pack
Creating an investment pack that stands out from the crowd is critical to your success. Investors see hundreds of pitches a week – we make sure yours piques their interest.
We work with you to create:
- Executive Summary of your business
- 20-30 page slide deck (summary of your business plan)
- Full financial model for the next 3 years
- Campaign assets e.g. pitch video
- Water-tight answers to frequently asked investor questions
- A stellar in-person pitch so you feel confident in face-to-face meetings
Manage your campaign
Once your investment pack is ready we work with you throughout your funding campaign to:
- Ensure you maintain momentum throughout your funding round
- Create and execute a marketing campaign to bring not only investors, but customers to your business
- Monitoring and managing any online live campaigns e.g. crowdfunding
- Introducing you to our network of investors
- Ensuring you are choosing the right investors for you and your business
Close your funding round
Closing your round can be stressful, time consuming and expensive. We work with our trusted legal and accountancy partners to:
- Ensure that all of your legal documents, articles of association and term sheets are in shape
- Issue share certificates and file necessary documents with companies house.
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!
What people are saying
“I truly feel blessed that I made contact with Helena when I did – I had this huge idea, which required huge resources, which I did not have. Helena helped give me the confidence to pursue investment and gave me the practical tools to help turn my idea into reality. Helena also held my hand through raising funds on Crowdcube, and kept me positive when things didn’t seem to be going so well, as well as lots of practical tasks to keep the positivity and momentum in my pitch. We smashed our target, raising £160k above our target of £240k, and are now putting all our plans into action. I cannot recommend Helena enough for the miracles she has worked!”
“We recently engaged Raising Partners to provide advice and assistance for an equity fundraise on Crowdcube. As well as managing our pitch on a daily basis to deal with investor queries and send out regular updates to potential investors, Raising Partners provided some great advice on utilising social media and our own networks to maximise interest in the investment opportunity. We ended up raising substantially more than our original target and I have no hesitation in recommending Raising Partners to other companies considering raising funds.”
“Raising Partners were brilliant. They worked with us every step of the way managing our full investment round. They worked with us on building our investment proposition including pitch deck and supporting video, refining our financials and valuation. They became a key part of our team for the duration of our raise, helping us approach and pitch to investors as well as helping us to answer all of the nitty gritty questions!”
Loch Lomond Brewery
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Raising Partners is an innovative investment consultancy which partners with businesses of all sizes to secure investment through angel networks, VCs and crowdfunding.
How we can help you
We provide a comprehensive service for entrepreneurs, start-ups or established businesses looking to raise equity investment. We work with companies to deliver a tailored level of service with our typical project timeline ranging between four and six months.
We’ve raised millions for businesses around the world. From AI shopping platforms to raw dog food, we’ve got a wealth of cross-sector experience.
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