We are dedicated to a 2-part process in supporting your growth journey from, Part One, by obtaining institutional funds for our clients, typically their first raise from Institutions – ‘Series A’ to Part Two advising on spending it wisely, so that you too become a Global Champion.
Part 1 – The Fundraising Process
ScaleUp Group Members are entrepreneurs who have founded and sold businesses of their own, so we understand what you are going through – and can help you avoid being one of the vast majority of entrepreneurs (9 out of 10) who fail to get the funding they are after. As importantly, getting it on the right terms too, by orchestrating the whole process.
- Start-to-finish support and guidance throughout the fundraising journey
- Including matching you with relevant, qualified Funds
- Co-investing personally to underpin our long term commitment
We ensure all bases are covered in your preparation for the fundraising process, including specialist support in crucial areas such as financial modelling & a credible Go to Market strategy.
After our initial assessment, we identify Funds from our trusted network that match closest to your needs to ensure your time is optimised and not wasted by ‘knocking on the wrong doors’ – a typical fate of many entrepreneurs. We select Funds that not only match your investment needs but can add value as well as being appropriate business partners for the long run. By investing alongside a Fund our Members are guaranteeing you have ‘smart money’.
Part 2 – Spending it wisely
Whilst fundraising is taxing, once achieved, there is a different challenge – to ensure you spend it wisely and so achieve the goals you set out to attract funding in the first place.
Now that you are a client of ScaleUp Group you automatically become a member of the CEO Forum – see below – plus having access to our Membership, many of whom will be your shareholders also, who provide their hard-won advice on
- Leadership challenges inc. building out both your executive and non-executive team
- Talent introductions – from their network of people with whom they have worked
- Operational guidance and studies – ranging from management structures; option plans; commission schemes etc, which come about from scaling up your business.
Much of these inputs are available from simply being our client, at no additional fees. You gain access to an exclusive group of leaders with expertise and a vast amount of experience in areas, where you may have none. In other words, you have access to a ‘supercharged Advisory Board’, without the formality or costs associated with such bodies.
Our Members may also sit on your Board or become your Chairmen but only if this is considered the right move by both parties.
As our clients, you not only have exclusive access to our membership of accomplished entrepreneurs, as described above but also to the SUG Ecosystem consisting of specialists in many fields, such as accountancy, legal and so on.
The CEO Forum specifically provides you with
- CEO Handbook See List of Contents. This is a goldmine of information representing a handbook like no other.
- CEO-only peer group sessions
Beyond open access to our expert network of Members, our ever-growing CEO Handbook encapsulates our knowledge and experience to serve as your guide.
The CEO Forum is specifically designed to support your continued growth including spending the funds we have obtained for you in the best way for your business.
The CEO Forum meets regularly to share and discuss ideas, challenges, and best practices in a confidential setting. Frequently accompanied with a presentation from one of our Members on their specialist subjects and/or lessons learnt on their own journey, the CEO Forum is a unique platform for valuable feedback and support to help you stay ahead of the competition and achieve your business goals.
Membership of the CEO Forum is also complimentary for our clients.