How to raise alternative funding

 

Fundraising can be a hard and lonely experience. If you're going to get the funding you need, you will have to understand how it works. We’re here to give you a network of support, accountability, and a clear roadmap for you to go out and get the funding you deserve!

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There are many alternative fundraising possibilities. All of them open to YOU.

Our online curriculum covers:

  • an overview of funding alternatives
  • sources of funding and how to access them
  • a framework for finding good funding
  • a fundraising roadmap that gets you the results you've been seeking
  • case studies from successful founders

What you're saying about us...

Even after raising funds through competition wins, grants, crowdfunding, and VC...

..I learned something new from the course. Thanks for the opportunity to participate!

- Nadia Laabs, SafteyNet Technologies  

This course is the best overview of the alternative funding market available.

It is the equivalent of thousands of pounds worth of consultancy and advice and many months of research delivered in a way that is digestible, clear, concise and in a time-frame that is appropriate for busy entrepreneurs.

- Jane Murray, Peace Beam

I now have a deeper understanding of several new funding routes I'd never considered.

When I started the course I only had a vague sense of how to capitalise on a cooperative business like mine. I've now got a clear six-month plan, and I also got to meet amazing people creating brilliant projects!

- Rich Mason, Wings

This course gave me hope!

There are ways forward when it comes to raising funding for businesses, that strive to serve communities & ecosystems, and mainly their shareholders...and this is where you'll find them!

- Edda Kruse Rosset, KAOSPILOT + Berlin 

I was looking to identify investors for my business...

This course gave me some great insights into the emerging field of impact investing and encouraged me to think about our investment strategy in new ways.

- Claire Cooper, ellihome 

I was looking for a dummies guide to investing for startups...

This course is much more than that. Considered Capital is a brilliant introduction to alternative finance opportunities. As a first-time founder, the finance aspect of the business seemed hugely overwhelming.

Esme and Yonca do a brilliant job of breaking the different options down, outlining the consequences to consider, myth-busting, and presenting everything in clear, plain language.

- Rebekah Clark, Happy Marlo

New!

Live training sessions

Emma Shaw

Co-founder, Library of Things

Topic: How we fundraised £1 million on our own terms

Emma and her co-founders raised £1million for Library of Things and this is the first time she's shared her story in full. She’ll be walking you through exactly how they did it, including how they decided what type of funding was right, how they found the right equity investors, and a framework for you to do the same.

Date: Tuesday, November 30th at 4pm GMT

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Aunnie Patton Power

Author, Adventure Finance & Founder, Intelligent Impact

Topic: Choosing your Fundraising Path

Knowing what your funding options are can often be the hardest part. Aunnie will help you evaluate all of the different options open to you. You’ll leave with a checklist of questions you need to ask to understand what kind of funder you want to work with.

Date: Tuesday, November 9th at 4pm GMT

1

I designed this course to:

  • give you the tools you need to raise funding
  • feature founders & investors who raised and deployed millions 
  • offer you the space to consider the many funding options available
  • share the inside track on what it means to fundraise 
2

You'll learn:

  • all sources of funding available to you
  • how to identify what funding suits your business
  • how to build a fundraising roadmap
3

You'll receive:

  • 10 hours of self-guided lessons to equip you to fundraise
  • 5 virtual modules over 5 weeks 
  • 90 minute live lessons with leading investors & founders (everything is recorded)
  • Office hours with your instructor
  • weekly assignments to apply what you're learning
  • a fundraising roadmap
  • access to a inclusive community of like-minded people, all with the same goal
  • case studies from founders that were where you are now
  • valuable curated links and additional reading
  • a directory of funding sources to make it easier to start fundraising 
  • lifetime access to all the course content  

Created with zebra businesses in mind

The Course Curriculum

Planning your fundraising journey

There are many funding sources, and you'll know them inside out by the end of our course. You will understand who you are as an organisation, your mission, and how these ingredients influence what funding is open to you.

Building your fundraising roadmap

Together, we'll identify your priorities and build a clear roadmap that will finally map out the route to your funding success. Those who have been where you are today are ready to teach you everything you need to know. Move forward and fund your business your way.

Equity-free funding: What you need to know

Equity is not the only route when fundraising. Identifying other funding sources is crucial. We'll take you through all the ways to funding that will leave you with 100% ownership of your business.

Raising Equity: What you need to know

You'll learn if equity is right for you, how to evaluate your options for structuring it and the type of equity investors that you can access.

How they fundraised

You will hear from a founder who has successfully raised money. Step-by-step, they'll walk you through how they decided on a specific funding route and talk you through the lessons they learned along the way.

Our course is a good route if you...

Considered Capital - numbers

are a founder, small business owner, or just somebody with an idea

Considered Capital - numbers

using a for-profit business model

Considered Capital - numbers

have spent time going down the VC route and realised it wasn't for you

Considered Capital - numbers

want to understand how to get funding without going down the VC route

Considered Capital - numbers

don't yet know the steps to raise funding that aligns with your values

Considered Capital - numbers

are searching for sources of funding and places to look for help

Our course might not be that useful if...

Considered Capital - numbers (2)

you are someone who knows which path they're on and are on a mission down a venture capital route. If so, that's great! The VC path works for lots of businesses; it's just not the only solution

Considered Capital - numbers (2)

you are at a later stage (two-three years) of the business and have already gone through lots of funding routes. You may not find as much value in this course as an early-stage founder looking for their first funding

 

This course is NOT...

a 'one-size-fits-all' strategy

a quick-fix, overnight success plan (don't listen to anyone who tells you that exists!)

for those who know they want to go down the VC route and aren't interested in any alternative ways for funding out there

Our course is:

Lesuirely

For businesses wanting to go at their own pace toward growing and funding their business.

Proven

Our course combines our tried and tested approach to online learning with handpicked facilitators and topics.

Current

We hang out with pioneering founders and funders working on redesigning everything from new business models to financing options.

Fresh

You'll receive a new module each week. You can choose to learn everything all at once or at your own pace. It's your choice.

Each week, there's a different theme, which allows you to pace yourself and digest what you've learned before diving into the next module.

Purposeful

Each module brings with it a challenge so that you can apply what you've learned.

You'll also receive case studies to get a feel for how others are applying the same challenges.

Recyclable

Each challenge acts as a template that can be replicated and used at different stages of your business as you go.

However, depending on your personality type, you may wish to jump in the deep end and do them all in one go!

Join a global community of founders

Our alumni have amazing networks you can leverage and learn from. Our community consists of like-minded founders, brought together virtually across the globe.

participants

countries

continents

Exclusive

video library

Learn from the very best with exclusive videos released weekly featuring investors, founders and academics including:

Mara

Mara Zepeda

Co-Founder & Managing Director Zebras Unite
Topic: Exit To Community
Lib

Olivia Sibony

Co-Founder & CEO Seed Tribe 

Topic: Angel Investing

Emma

Emma Shaw

Co-Founder Library of Things

Topic: How I fundraised

Secure your spot for 'Alternative Routes To Funding'

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HOW TO RAISE

ALTERNATIVE FUNDING

 

Fundraising can be a hard and lonely experience. If you're going to get the funding you need, you will have to understand how it works.

We’re here to give you a network of support, accountability, and a clear roadmap for you to go out and get the funding you deserve!

Next cohort: SPRING 2022

Spots are limited and we want to make sure you're right for the course. You'll receive an email if you've been accepted and then asked to pay within 3 days.

  • Our online curriculum covers:
  • an overview of funding alternatives
  • sources of funding and how to access them
  • a framework for finding good funding
  • a fundraising roadmap that gets you the results you've been seeking
  • case studies from successful founders

What you're saying about us...

I now have a deeper understanding several new funding routes I'd never considered.

When I started the course I only had a vague sense of how to capitalise on a cooperative business like mine. I've now got a clear six-month plan, and I also got to meet amazing people creating brilliant projects!

- Rich Mason, Wings

Even after raising funds through competition wins, grants, crowdfunding, and VC...

..I learned something new from the course. Thanks for the opportunity to participate!

- Nadia Laabs, SafteyNet Technologies  

This course gave me hope!

There are ways forward when it comes to raising funding for businesses, that strive to serve communities & ecosystems, and mainly their shareholders...and this is where you'll find them!

- Edda Kruse Rosset, KAOSPILOT + Berlin 

I was looking for a dummies guide to investing for startups...

This course is much more than that. Considered Capital is a brilliant introduction to alternative finance opportunities. As a first-time founder, the finance aspect of the business seemed hugely overwhelming.

Esme and Yonca do a brilliant job of breaking the different options down, outlining the consequences to consider, myth-busting, and presenting everything in clear, plain language.

- Rebekah Clark, Happy Marlo

This course is the best overview of the alternative funding market available.

It is the equivalent of thousands of pounds worth of consultancy and advice and many months of research delivered in a way that is digestible, clear, concise and in a time-frame that is appropriate for busy entrepreneurs.

- Jane Murray, Peace Beam

I was looking to identify investors for my business...

This course gave me some great insights into the emerging field of impact investing and encouraged me to think about our investment strategy in new ways.

- Claire Cooper, ellihome 

New!

Live training sessions

CC expert photos

Emma Shaw

Founder, Library of Things

Topic: How I fundraised £1 million from aligned investors 

Details: Emma raised £1million for Library of Things and she’ll be walking us through exactly how she did it, including how they decided what type of funding was right, how they found the right equity investors and framework for you to do the same

1

I designed this course to:

  • give you the tools you need to raise funding
  • feature founders & investors who raised and deployed millions 
  • offer you the space to consider the many funding options available
  • share the inside track on what it means to fundraise 
2

You'll learn:

  • all sources of funding available to you
  • how to identify what funding suits your business
  • how to build a fundraising roadmap
3

You'll receive:

  • 15 hours of self-guided lessons to equip you to fundraise
  • 5 virtual modules over 5 weeks 
  • live lessons with leading investors & founders  
  • weekly assignments to apply what you're learning
  • a fundraising roadmap
  • access to an inclusive community of like-minded people, all with the same goal
  • case studies from founders that were where you are now
  • valuable curated links and additional reading
  • a directory of funding sources to make it easier to start fundraising 
  • lifetime access to all the course content  

Created with zebra businesses in mind

Zebra_Puzzle

The Course Curriculum

Planning your fundraising journey

There are many funding sources, and you'll know them inside out by the end of our course. You will understand who you are as an organisation, your mission, and how these ingredients influence what funding is open to you.

Building your fundraising roadmap

Together, we'll identify your priorities and build a clear roadmap that will finally map out the route to your funding success. Those who have been where you are today are ready to teach you everything you need to know. Move forward and fund your business your way.

Equity-free funding: What you need to know

Equity is not the only route when fundraising. Identifying other funding sources is crucial. We'll take you through all the ways to funding that will leave you with 100% ownership of your business.

Raising Equity: What you need to know

You'll learn if equity is right for you, how to evaluate your options for structuring it and the type of equity investors that you can access.

How they fundraised

You will hear from a founder who has successfully raised money. Step-by-step, they'll walk you through how they decided on a specific funding route and talk you through the lessons they learned along the way.

Our course is a good route if you...

Considered Capital - numbers

are a founder, small business owner, or just somebody with an idea

Considered Capital - numbers

using a for-profit business model

Considered Capital - numbers

have spent time going down the VC route and realised it wasn't for you

Considered Capital - numbers

want to understand how to get funding without going down the VC route

Considered Capital - numbers

don't yet know the steps to raise funding that aligns with your values

Considered Capital - numbers

are searching for sources of funding and places to look for help

Our course might not be that useful if...

Considered Capital - numbers (2)

you are someone who knows which path they're on and are on a mission down a venture capital route. If so, that's great! The VC path works for lots of businesses; it's just not the only solution

Considered Capital - numbers (2)

you are at a later stage (two-three years) of the business and have already gone through lots of funding routes. You may not find as much value in this course as an early-stage founder looking for their first funding

 

This course is NOT...

a 'one-size-fits-all' strategy

a quick-fix, overnight success plan (don't listen to anyone who tells you that exists!)

for those who know they want to go down the VC route and aren't interested in any alternative ways for funding out there

Our course is...

Lesuirely

For businesses wanting to go at their own pace toward growing and funding their business.

Proven

Our course combines our tried and tested approach to online learning with handpicked facilitators and topics.

Current

We hang out with pioneering founders and funders working on redesigning everything from new business models to financing options.

Fresh

You'll receive a new module each week. You can choose to learn everything all at once or at your own pace. It's your choice.

Each week, there's a different theme, which allows you to pace yourself and digest what you've learned before diving into the next module.

Purposeful

Each module brings with it a challenge so that you can apply what you've learned.

You'll also receive case studies to get a feel for how others are applying the same challenges.

Recyclable

Each challenge acts as a template that can be replicated and used at different stages of your business as you go.

However, depending on your personality type, you may wish to jump in the deep end and do them all in one go!

Join a global community of founders

Our alumni have amazing networks you can leverage and learn from. Our community consists of like-minded founders, brought together virtually across the globe.

participants

countries

continents

Exclusive

video library

Learn from the very best with exclusive videos released weekly featuring investors, founders and academics including:

Mara

Mara Zepeda

Co-Founder & Managing Director of Zebras Unite
Topic: Exit To Community
Lib

Olivia Sibony

Co-Founder & CEO Seed Tribe 

Topic: Angel Investing

Emma

Emma Shaw

Co-Founder Library of Things

Topic: How I fundraised

Secure your spot for 'Alternative Routes To Funding'

Subscribe to The Considered Club newsletter

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