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Our 200+ strong alumni network

"I cannot recommend the Alt Funding School  enough. I felt validated when my peers were excited about what I was building  and it was really helpful to meet investors and angels and hear from them why they invest, what they offer and what they look for."

Kamalah Fletcher, Cohort 4

"This was a fantastic learning curve as a founder. It was really valuable to better understand the different pathways beyond VC and their relative strengths and weaknesses in relation to the company your building! If you're thinking about it - go for it."

-Rosie Turner, Cohort 5

"The Alt Funding school is a great way to kickstart your fundraising journey and simplifies what can sometimes be an overwhelming process for many founders. I would recommend for anyone looking to understand more about different funding options"

-Beth Pilgrim, Cohort 4

Don't take our word for it. Find out what our alums, (also known to us as 'The Kinship') have been saying about their journey on The Alternative Funding School. Click the links to listen and watch each founder share their unique story of how our funding school has changed how they think and act on funding opportunities.

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'The Kinship' is our name for our brilliant alums of The Alternative Funding School. Once you've been accepted onto a course, you'll become part of The Kinship, which includes founders from across the globe.

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Want to be guided every step of the way?

...then our Alternative Funding School is for you. We provide practical, hands-on support for founders raising mission-aligned funding. You'll be working alongside other founders on the same path and hear from our funding experts live who'll show you which alternative path they took and how they succeeded.

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 did 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

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 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

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