Investment Readiness Programme for diverse founders

The Investment Ready Programme is a free, six week programme designed to support pre-seed and seed businesses in London raise external capital, led by diverse founders. The support is delivered in partnership with Mountside Ventures. We are funded by UK Shared Prosperity Fund and supported by the Mayor of London.

Apply here for the third cohort launching May 2024.

The following criteria need to be met to be considered for the programme:

  • Based in one of London’s 32 boroughs
  • Have a UK registered company
  • Have a MVP and are actively fundraising in the next six to nine months

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77 businesses supported

£11.9m total amount raised by founders

65 diverse founders supported

What does the programme offer?

The programme offers support and knowledge on early-stage investment, and referrals to mentors and investors. You will have the opportunity to learn from experts about equity and venture debt, fundraising strategy, financial modelling, valuation, start-up loans and most important, how to build a strong business proposition that will attract investors’ interest.

One-to-one support and materials to streamline the fundraising process will also be made available to participants.  

Apply for the May 2024 Investment Ready Programme here.