Investor's Den > Get funding
JOIN NWA & CREATE A PITCH
The first step is to apply for a Startup membership. You will then answer some simple questions about your business and begin creating a pitch.
We will review your application within two working days of you submitting it, and will then contact you. If we think your pitch will be suitable for our investors, we will arrange a call or meeting. This is our chance to get to know you better and discuss the best approach to getting you funded.
KEEP INVESTORS UP TO DATE
It's important to find the right lead investor for your business, someone who can conduct due diligence and add value once you're successfully funded. If you don't have a lead investor on board yet, we can match you with one through private introductions or one of our pitching events. After that, we can put your pitch on our online platform and open the funding to our wider network of investors.
When the online pitch closes, your new investors will have private access to your dedicated investor relations portal. Here, you can provide updates on your progress, ask for their advice or let them know about future funding rounds and get consent for matters that require a vote. This makes investor communications quick and simple, so you can focus on scaling the business.
OUR INVESTMENT CRITERIA
It's often said that people invest in people. That's why we are always looking for the most talented and passionate teams out there. If investors feel that you work well together and can execute your ideas, then they will be more likely to invest.
High growth potential
To maximise the chances of receiving a return on their investment, most investors look for businesses in growth markets that have the potential to expand rapidly. It's important that your business model is smart and scalable and isn't too capital intensive or requires a large workforce before creating revenue.
Investors like to see that the business has moved beyond the idea stage and has some early customers or a viable product, so that there is some evidence that it will work. If your business is still at the idea stage, it's probably too early for equity funding. The value of an idea-stage business will be low, unless there is a patent or an amazing team, so you would have to sell a big share of the business to raise equity funding at this stage. A small business loan will normally be a better option.
We always want to be upfront and transparent with what we charge.
6.5% SUCCESS FEE
We believe in you, that's why we reinvest 20% of our success fee back into the round, on the same terms as everyone else.
> Your pitch on our online platform
> A fair and balanced shareholder agreement
> Investors who can add real value