Supporting entrepreneurs to raise strategis capital 

We transfer our investor knowledge and corporate connections . ​Throughout our teams experience we have supported entrepreneurs in getting them ready to scale up and helped them to raise capital and generate distribution in excess of £54,000,000

  • Why now

    We have been in the entrepreneurial industry for over 11 years. We feel that entrepreneurs need new ways of growing their LP base. Over the last 2 years entrepreneurs have been very vocal about their experiences with fundraising platforms. It is relevant particularly now, when companies have been hit by the current market conditions.

  • Feedback from Entrepreneurs and Investors

    ENTREPRENEURS - Many of the entrepreneurs we have worked with have been telling us how frustrated they were with the results they were getting by working with external IR partners and at the end of it getting a very low RIO. INVESTORS - During the economically challenging times investors are telling us that they are still looking for good investment opportunities to invest in, as their investment mandates did not change much. 

  • Strict selection of companies

    As we have to meet the demands of our investor requiraments, we intend to select project based on interests of our investors, therefore we accept to work with average 15% of the companies. It is important for us to maintain a good relationship with our investors and present to them good quality opportunities with strong Team, Technology, Traction (3T,s).

Our Portfolio

Example of portfolio companies we have equity in :

Tech and Gaming Partner
Hardware

Team Background

  • Our team consists of five Investment Partners , who’s backgrounds are in Venture Capital, Family Office, Angel Investing and Corporate Finance.

  • Our CEO has 6 year experience in corporate finance, investing and investor relations. He has worked for corporate finance fundraising firms and one of Europe's leading entrepreneurial networks supported by one of the top 5 entrepreneurs and investors in the world.  

  • Our Programme - Building a global online platform for entrepreneurs in helping them to raise capital. Generated over six figures in strategic business development , VC and investments.

  • Head of Technology and Venture Capital at Bespoke Connect, Corporate Finance firm - Bespoke Connect - Head of Technology (Generated over $1,000,000 in revenue and brought initial Angel investors who invested in the syndicated deals.Worked on deal distrebution with VC funds, family offices and HNWI.

  • Commercial Director at E2E , one of Europe's leading entrepreneurial networks with 26,000 entrepreneurs. Covering the investment and commercial side of the business, secured strategic partnerships with FTSE 500 clients.

  • Founder of Research Reseller - Founded market research distribution platform focused on Emerging Markets. Exited the business to a Research a large research conglomerate.

  • Business Partner at an online business management service platform helping small businesses to manage their data.

  • We are Ambassadors of One Young World - A global forum for young leaders, aiming to have a global impact. Counsellors members include : Sir Richard Branson, Arianna Huffington, Bob Geldof, Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu, Professor Muhammad Yunus, Jack Dorsey and many more global leaders.

  • If you want to submit your deal to us for review, please send your presentation contact us to review.

Recommended by Spears 500

We have been selected as one of the top firms in Europe to support and drive the growth of technology firms. Spears 5000 was launched at The Savoy at the Spear’s Wealth Management Awards in October 2014, the first Spear’s 500 covered the top 500 individuals across the entire spectrum of wealth management and private-client practice in the UK from private banking to philanthropy, family offices to family advisers.
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Investor Partners

We have built relationship with a number of our investment partners.

Tech and Gaming Partner
Tech and Blockchain Partner
Real Estate and Tech Partner
Coinful Capital/ Tech and Hedge Fund Partner
Blockchain and Tech
Energy and Commodity Partner
Tech Fund and Family Office Partner

Network Testimonials

Below is the feedback from a number of backers in our network who have invested into investment deals. Given the current market situation and the downturn in the economy , during these times 65% of investors are actually exploring opportunities to back. As many investors have built their own companies during the economic downturn. Many investors see the downturn in the economy as an opportune time to invest their capital in early stage and late stage companies.

  • HNWI

    “ I have been investing through them, primarily focusing on diversifying and adding to my personal company investment portfolio with a focus also on listed companies and qualifying companies. Astel have provided steady stream of quality investment opportunities over the last 6 months which have met my requirements. The companies I have looked at with Astel have had credible and well connected management teams, a strong product range and usually good current revenue but with significant capability to grow following investment. The information provided on the companies has been good, and further diligence questions promptly answered. Also key has been the ability to meet senior management prior to deciding on the investment. A further aspect has been the possibility with some investments to work more closely with the company on an advisory or non-executive basis, which is a particular attraction for me”

  • Family Office

    “Speaking to some of the deals which the team has brought to us, it was clear to see how prepared they were and I was surprised to see how much they were able to understand our-investor perspective. We also noticed that the projects that go through this programme are more prepared in terms of their pitch and doing their research on us. We will continue to look at deals which Astel and the team bring to the table”

  • VC Fund Manager

    “I have been working with Astel for some time. My focus has been technology and blockchain deals. The market in both of these spaces can be very saturated, but despite that I was pleasantly surprised by the way how the deals meet with the current demands. Another point to bring up is that many of them were much better then average of my portfolio companies in terms of IR, updating me a on monthly and quarterly bases where the company is, very refreshing to see that they are teaching this unique content”.

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Client Testimonials

  • CEO of Online Furniture Brand

    “Muboriz and his team have been highly focussed on achieving our financing targets. They don't waste time but really get business done. They have a simple approach and are well respected in how they assess business opportunities. Investors listen to them. For us they have been successful at raising financing and continue to do so. It has been a true pleasure to worth with them as financial advisors in capital raising capacity"

  • Co-Founder of Decentralized Data Products

    "It was a pleasure working with the team.They have introduced us to about two dozens of pre-screened investors and all the meetings were moderated in a highly professional manner. We are still working with many of the quality leads created. We highly recommend them as a partner for investor relationships and development"

  • CEO of Trading platform

    "They have lived up to all expectations. They have the ability to link a start-ups such as ours with the right people. With proper research and vetting, this has connected us to some first class investors"

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Our Clients Backed By:

Sequoia
Ycombinator
USV
Tencent
andreesen horwitz
foundation capital
winklevoss capital
Qualcomm
Abstract ventures
Sequoia
Ycombinator
USV
Tencent
andreesen horwitz
foundation capital
winklevoss capital
Qualcomm
Abstract ventures

Investors consisting of HNWI, Family Offices and Fund Managers

  • £300,000 is average ticket per HNWI

  • £1,500,000 is average ticket per Family Office

  • $1,500,000 is average ticket size per VC Fund Manager

Stages and key features

Within our IR programme entrepreneurs will go through the following stepts :

  • Stage 0 : Initial process which we go through, getting on a call with the CEO, reviewing their projects - evaluate the deck and the business story with our partners and make a decision rejecting or accepting the company, based on our partners and network feedback. Because we have to meet the demands of our backers and select projects based on interest, we accept to work with on average 15% of the companies.

  • Stage 1 : Your Deck Evaluation - We will have a tailored review of your deck , so that it fits with the requirements of sophisticated backers we work with - HWNI, Family Offices, Fund Managers and Wealth Managers. We also provide guidance on valuation of your company

  • Stage 2 : You will get access to top samples of an Decks and One Pagers - to benchmark your presentation and positioning compared to other deals we have worked with.

  • Stage 3: You will fill in “Network Selection Form” which will consist of 10 questions, you will need to answer them in order for our Research Manager to identify the relevant and tailored network.

  • Stage 4 : Our Research Analyst will provide you access to over 500 tailor selected backers who fit your deal

  • Our network will be selected and evaluated based on the following criteria - Ticket size, Sector interest, Location, Backer Background, Type of Backer , Ticket size, Stage of deploying. The Network will consist of HWNI, Family Offices, Fund Managers and Wealth Managers.

  • Stage 5: Network Approach Process - 1) Network profiles will be shared with and you will have access to them via our shared email.

  • 2) The relevant network will be approached with your proposition. Via a shared email account you will be able to directly communicate with your target network, answer their questions and set up initial dialog.

  • 3) We will support you on following up with the backers. Prepare companies for the calls. Advice on due diligence on potential backers. Advice on backer on-boarding process.

  • 4) Once you were to secure a commitment and term sheet from the investor who came through as a result of our connections, in this scenario we will make an additional investment via its own vehicle.

Based on our interviews of 130 entrepreneurs and 280 investors we found interesting data

  • 75% of Entrepreneurs don’t see the investor perspective ...

  • 70 % of entrepreneurs don’t do a good job of IR with current investors , effecting a loss of 60% of their investor follow up commitment

  • 50% of the success in fundraising from sophisticated investors (HNWI, Family Offices and Funds) is by having a quality and fast follow up investor process

  • 76% of sophisticated investor investors do not end up not investing because the company has a very high valuation or the entrepreneur has not built the trust

  • Question to one of our successful entrepreneurs How long will it take to raise angel financing? It’s my rule of thumb that it will always take longer to raise angel financing than you expect, and it will be more difficult than you had hoped. Not only do you have to find the right investors who are interested in your sector, but you have to go through meetings, due diligence, negotiations on terms, and more. Raising capital can be a very time-consuming process.