Enrollment opens this week, 200k + in grants, how venture debt works
Alternative funding and how to get it
Hi! I’m Esme, and this is the 5th issue of The Considered Club. Welcome to the 73 people who signed up this week. You'll find plenty of resources that guide you towards raising Venture Capital. Instead, The Considered Club is a space for you to consider what funding options might better suit your business. If you’re curious, subscribe here:
This week our first Considered Capital course opens for enrollment.
This course started out as an experiment with a friend. We wanted to see if we could help guide founders in learning about all the different financing options at their fingertips.
It turns out we could do that and a whole lot more.
Amongst the founders in our first cohort, we found that folks needed more than just a list of funding alternatives and how to access them. They wanted to know how to weigh up all the different options and use that to successfully fundraise.
So we built that into our next cohort. Every cohort is different and involves a unique group of founders all learning from each other.
If you’re an entrepreneur, founder, small business owner or just somebody with an idea, we can help you figure out how to get funding.
To join cohort three, sign up for the waitlist. It doesn’t cost anything to join the waitlist but you’ll get £100 off the course price when enrollment opens on Tuesday.
P.S A special thanks to all our wonderful alumni who made the first two cohorts so special.
Grants & Competitions
Girl Dreamer | a share of £2,000 for young women of colour-led small organisations/community groups.
Shakleton Foundation | up to £10,000 for social entrepreneurs helping young people in challenging circumstances
Catapult | ≤£30k or ≤£100k grants for innovative ideas or concepts that facilitate a better transport system.
If World Design Guide | a share of €100,000 for projects that contribute to our society.
DPD | up to £2000 for projects benefiting the environment.
Incubators & Accelerators
Digital Sandbox | access a suite of tools to collaborate and develop financial services proofs of concept.
Start.coop | a 16-week virtual accelerator for coops and other shared ownership structures in the US
Here’s how Venture Debt works:
Pipe is expanding to the UK helping even more founders use their recurring revenue to fund their business
Ananda Impact Ventures surpassed expectations by raising €65m for their 4th Impact fund.
UK/EU’s first-ever Alt-VC Fund geared at idea stage and side hustle founders has launched and looking fot it’s first startups.
In case you missed it
Considered Capital (me!) | top 5 equity alternatives to VC
Zebras Unite Bush Radio | capital as a swiss army knife
Jenny Kasson | how to attract the socially conscious investor
Alternative Ownership Advisors | designing the ideal governance structure for your company
How did you find this issue? Your feedback helps me make it better.
Until next Sunday,