Funding Lab - Introducing the July 2022 cohort

July 19, 2022

Funding Lab is our new fast-paced, two-part programme for founders looking to raise investment from a VC. The course is designed to help early-stage founders tune their pitch and prepare for a raise with straight-talking, actionable learnings direct from our VC investors and industry specialists from our Studio team. We received almost 300 applications for the programme, which we then shortlisted to 12 founders who were invited to join the cohort.

A huge thank you to the 12 trailblazing founders who joined us for our first ever Funding Lab this month. What a driven, passionate and contentious bunch. We put them through their paces with an intense day of workshops but they left our pitch event on Tuesday all smiles, with some actionable feedback from the cohort and our team of investors. We know this isn't the last we'll be hearing from them. Want to learn more about the cohort? Read on below.

Alex Ramirez: Antibody Design

Antibody Design uses AI to design better antibodies. Our first use case is with antibodies that specifically detect flu virus, for improved diagnostic applications.

Camilo A. Pieschacon: DepositPass

A smarter choice for tenancy deposits with less hassle. With DepositPass tenants can convert their life insurance savings policies into tenancy deposits and provide landlords with secure coverage for their property.

Cherie Yang: Visualist 

Visualist enables styling and design creatives to automate workflows, increase client satisfaction and scale their high-touch businesses in a high-tech, no-code way.

Daniel Jiang: Two Cents

We provide a governance tool for DAOs which enables them to more easily coordinate contributors and empower them with collaborative opportunities for community-led initiatives. 

Dylan Dryden: Abaton

Abaton is building a platform to automate the intangible identification and measurement process, thus enabling the financing and trading of assets that have been hidden and under-exploited.

Elliot Robinson: PolicyMogul

PolicyMogul is a political monitoring, research and stakeholder mapping platform, that enables organisations to monitor and influence government policy.

Emilie Faure: Juniver

Juniver is an early-stage health company on a mission to make eating disorder recovery accessible and effective. 

Eva Magnisali: Dataform Lab

Dataform Lab’s mission is to accelerate the integration of automation technologies in off-site construction.

Hugo Sells: Build Partner

Build Partner provides a cloud-based product that homeowners, architects and builders use to create and receive prices for construction. 

Michele Veldsman: playroom

playroom connects parents of young families and builds a safe and secure network around your children. 

Rasmus Stjernström: Silo Team

‍Silo team are on a mission to solve the challenge of retaining and empowering developers. 

Stephen Scurr: Orders Made Simple

Orders Made Simple provides a solution to suppliers in the foodservice industry to allow them to capture their orders digitally. OMS integrates in with their Stock Management System to allow orders to flow directly through - cutting costs and reducing errors. 

A huge congratulations to the cohort again. We're looking forward to watching the next stage in your journey!

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July 19, 2022