New funding models and how founders can access them; reinventing business to work for people and the planet
For founders seeking the best alternatives to VC
Hello folks! I’m Esme, the founder of Considered Capital. This is the 13th issue of The Considered Club - a bi-weekly newsletter for founders seeking the best alternatives to VC. The most clicked post from last week’s issue was on the Catalyst Fund. If you’ve enjoyed what you’ve read today, please consider sharing it with an early stage founder or creative!
Today, I want to share some exciting news. In September I wrote my first fundraising guide for early stage founders looking to raise alternative funding. I wrote about what equity funding is, why it might not be right for you, and what equity-free alternatives there are.
I received so much positive feedback from the article that I’m going to launch a series of fundraising guides And because we want to make these free and accessible to all I want to invite you tell me what you’d like to read about.
Click on the guide you’d like to see
📚 Read my fundraising guide on Medium
In other existing news, you can now become a co-owner in Library of Things. Some of you know I’ve been big fans of Library of Things for sometime (we featured their incredible story in our very first issue!). Amazingly, they are already half way to reaching their crowdfunding target in just one week! Head over to Ethex to join me in being one of hundreds of co-owners. And keep scrolling to read more about their steward own business and how they are reinventing business governance.
If you’ve just discovered The Considered Club, this newsletter is for early stage founders seeking the best alternatives to Venture Capital.
Grants & Prizes
Cooperate Islington | receive £500 to £20K in grant money for groups starting or growing cooperatives in Islington, UK
The Trampery | win The Entrepreneurs Award for Social Innovation (EASI) to receive in £10,000 grant money plus over £10,000 worth of support and mentoring
Clearco | pitch your business live to a panel of judges, and receive up to $100,000 in prizes
Ashden Awards | win a prize of up to £25,000 as well as ongoing development support for climate innovators
Impact Deal | a data-driven training, acceleration & networking program for European impact organisations
The Circular Startup | a fully-funded 18-month programme supporting Londoners who want to create circular solutions
Lists of Angels and Syndicates
Sifted | 150+ female angel investors in Europe
RLC Ventures | 32 Angel syndicates in the UK
Library of Things | tells us how they are reinventing business to work for people and the planet
The Social Tech Trust | explores the current funding landscape and shares what can be done to help ventures scale their impact
Funding Social Businesses | Aunnie Patton Power and Julia Winkler discuss in this podcast innovative new funding models and how founders can access them
Finally, the winner of our competition to win a free copy of Aunnie's Patton Power's book is Trudie Fell, CEO of BelleVie, who is building company that supports people to thrive at home. Congratulations!
Until next time! Thanks for reading.
Founder, Considered Capital
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