Following the success of earlier programmes, PwC, along with our partners White Horse Capital and The Accelerator Network, bring you the next Raise Programme.
Our objective is to make the fundraising process for entrepreneurs and investors as efficient as possible, and minimise the high levels of disruption typically associated with a fundraise for the management team. It's split into three parts.
Week 1 - Monday 25th March: Programme launch
Meet the other companies on the programme and the delivery team, receive the templated investor documents and run through best practice for your pitch deck, business plan and due diligence checklists.
Week 2 - Wednesday 3rd April: Market and value proposition
Nail your value proposition, understand the size of the prize, and how to communicate it in the best way for investors.
Week 3 - Tuesday 9th April: Finance and Valuation
Deep dive into your financial model and valuation, addressing your business sensitivities and common pitfalls.
Week 4 - Wednesday 17th April: Resourcing, Team and Tech
Understand your teams' needs and requirements, enhance your sales and marketing plan and develop your use of funds outline.
Week 5 - Wednesday 24th April: Investor Proposition and Mid-programme check in
Develop your use of funds and articulate your investor proposition & return on investment. Practice your pitch deck and receive 1-on-1 business plan reviews.
Week 6 - Wednesday 1st May: Legal workshop
Understand the legal requirements and what to consider in term sheets, from a legal and commercial perspective.
Week 7 - Practice your pitch with an expert pitch coach
Receive expert coaching from one of our pitch coaches to prepare for the Investor Day. Consolidate your investor documents.
Week 8 - Wednesday 22nd May - Investor Pitch Practice
The final run through and feedback with a guest investor panel before the big day.
Week 9 - Wednesday 29th May: Investor Day
Pitch to over 80 institutional investors over the course of the day.
Ongoing negotiation support
Receive bespoke negotiation and term sheet support from entrepreneurs and leading advisers.
The Accelerator Network delivers a highly efficient range of support for high growth tech enabled startups and scaleups. Their award-winning activities unite information resources, bootcamps, industry coaching, business acceleration training and mentoring plus providing access to customers and capital to help emerging tech entrepreneurs build scalable, investable businesses. Over the last 7 years, The Accelerator Network has supported around 1,000 growth businesses to secure £100m+ in equity funding and achieve post money valuations exceeding £1bn.
Founded in 2008, White Horse Capital deliver end-to-end financial advisory, guidance and support for venture and growth stage companies looking to raise capital or execute M&A transactions. They have an significant network of profiled investors (private equity, VC, family office, banks and angels) keen to invest in dynamic, well presented business opportunities and will work alongside you continuously during the fundraising process, helping to find and negotiate a deal that’s right for you.