Startup Giants PLC is a UK-based startup accelerator, publicly listed on the NEX stock exchange, that invests in tech startups in the UK at the pre-seed stage (also known as concept stage), then partiStartup Giants PLC is a UK-based startup accelerator, publicly listed on the NEX stock exchange, that invests in tech startups in the UK at the pre-seed stage (also known as concept stage), then participates on subsequent seed and expansion rounds.
Twice a year, in the Spring and Autumn, we run an accelerator round and invest up to £100k in amazing consumer startups that have the potential to attract over 1m customers within the first 12 months from launch.
Unlike other accelerators that require you to huddle together in a room for 4 months, we've tailored our mentoring to support talented entrepreneurs who need to keep their existing jobs a little while longer.
What's On Offer?
We allocate up to £100,000 to startups to cover their product and marketing, with a view to getting them to traction and then through a successful expansion round. All of our money comes from Startup Giants PLC, we're listed on the stock exchange so our investors get a degree of liquidity and a ready-made portfolio.
If you're shortlisted, you'll get 6 weeks of mentoring as a group to get your product, revenue model, marketing, and launch strategy nailed down. Your coach will support your group during launch and early growth, after which our team will support you through expansion rounds.
We don't expect all founders to come with teams. And we don't expect you to be experts in digital marketing and product design and technology. That's why we have a delivery crew that you can leverage to compliment your own skills with these aspects.
We run our accelerator as a group, so you'll be getting and giving advice to other startups in the same position as you. We've seen these relationships work surprisingly well with close relationships that last well after launch.
Some other accelerators only support you for one round, after which you're on your own. We have an attitude of staying as your lead investor until you've got a £10m revenue or a £100m valuation.
What Are We Looking For?
#1 your idea should be for a consumer web app (ie: not B2B)
#2 the revenue model should be either Freemium or Marketplace
#3 you have identified a subset of your specific niche to pilot first
#4 you can target at least one million potential customers in that pilot
#5 there are no barriers to entry or commercial agreements required in order to launch
And of course, you'd better have an awesome concept and have deep subject-matter expertise in your field.more
Funds up to £100K
Funds25 startupsper year
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