The Funding Academy

Raising money is competitive. There is no shortage of businesses looking for funding. How do you make sure that you get funded? Our 5-month Funding Academy does just that, get your business investment ready, stand out from the crowd.

Join a focused group of ambitious entrepreneurs for a series of hands-on workshops and tailored one-to-one support:·

  • 5 full day workshops expertly designed and covering all aspects of your business plan, investment proposition, financial model, investment deck and pitch practice.
  • Input from industry experts and your peers to help you develop your funding proposition.
  • Dedicated and practical support between workshops.

Our Funding Academy is run in quarterly cohorts where we bring together the finest scaleup businesses and their leaders. As wells our support and the input from our invited experts, this peer group becomes an essential part of your fund-raising journey.

The best news of all is that the Funding Academy is free. The programme is fully supported by Shaw & Co. Successful Academy graduates will then be offered the opportunity to work with us further and launch their investment opportunity on our private investment platform and pitch to our investor network.  At this stage, standard fees apply. 

To apply simply send your pitch deck or a business summary (including summary financials) to


Investment Ready

First impressions matter immeasurably. Ensure your business plan is solid and your documentation of a professional standard before engaging with any investor.

Pitch Perfect

A great business plan deserves to be well articulated. Nail the key points. Rehearse and refine the delivery.

Secure Investment

Present to a selection of our investor network at the final investor showcase day, and share your vision with our full network on our closed investment platform

This is for you if...

You are ambitious about growing your business and have exceeded or are targeting monthly revenues of around £80k per month (£1m per annum trailing) within the next 6-12 months. To find out more, please contact Nathan Morgan or apply to be part of our Academy by sending your funding deck to