Helping UK founders get
funding and revenue

What's your current focus?


Want help fundraising?

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Create the fundraising plan that works for you

  • Map what type of funding fits your business

  • Practice pitching and learn fundraising tactics

  • Get feedback on your deck and valuation from experienced investors

They've helped me refine and consider my fundraising approach, offering instrumental insights. Navigating the complex world of startup financing can be daunting and fraught with pitfalls.

Judy Leung - Sweqlink

I am so grateful for the hours IfWeRaise has saved me, and the peace of mind its given me.I have a new understanding and focus as I bootstrap my startup.

Charlotte Crowther - MySnapshot

I joined IfWeRaise thinking about fundraising but what I learnt is that this is only one piece of the puzzle.If you get the fundamentals right from a customer perspective, then funding will naturally follow.

Russell Newell - Isofi


Intro to Startup Fundraising:
Start our free email course now

Over the seven day course you will:

learn about angel investment, venture capital, sweat equity and more

get insider knowledge on how fundraising really works

save time with recommended resources

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Score your business:
Is Venture Capital right for you?

In less than five minutes our free scoring process will give you tailored feedback on whether VC or other fundraising routes are the best fit.

Assess your business model, your goals and VC investment terms

Check you understand the VC business model

Learn about VC and alternative fundraising sources

Bonus video: Introduction to the VC business model

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Want to build product and grow revenue?

Get your first revenue faster

It can sometimes feel like you need to spend a huge amount of time of money before you can make your first sale.We believe by effectively applying proven concepts such as Minimum Viable Product you can identify early adopters and make your first sales faster.IfWeRaise combine founders sharing together with support from experienced entrepreneurs and investors.

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As a migrant founder living in the UK, having access to the local and diverse community of startups and advisors from IfWeRaise has been incredibly helpful - Paqtana's chances of success have greatly increased with their guidance.

Xavier Armijos - Paqtana

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Hands-on support

Whether fundraising or revenue generation, we've got content and support to help you.

Online community & weekly calls

Fundraising knowledgebase

Product and growth tactics

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Free Resources for Founders

Free 20 minute coaching call

Get some free expert advice and
meet one of the IfWeRaise co-founders
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Meet the team

We’ve helped thousands of founders launch and grow faster

hattie willis

hattie willis

Hattie is an experienced startup coach and entrepreneurship educator. She has taught and mentored on programmes including UN SDG, Amazon Sustainability and Hatch.She’s also a former Venture Builder, with hands on experience conceiving, testing and pitching ideas for investment.Hattie is a speaker, facilitator and host of podcast Not My First Guess.

Tim Deeson

tim deeson

Tim has more than twenty years of experience as a founder, CEO and board member for technology companies including successful exits.More recently he has worked as an advisor to early stage founders, including hundreds of startups through the London School of Economics accelerator programmes.

andy ayim

andy ayim mbe
board advisor

Andy is an experienced investor and operator, and most recently founder of The Angel Investing School, with a vision to empower a new generation of diverse angel investors.

andrea sinclair

andrea sinclair
board advisor

Andrea Sinclair is an experienced internet entrepreneur and angel investor. In 2022 Andrea received the UKBAA Angel Investor of the Year award.

Our angel advisors

♡ Paying it forward to IfWeRaise founders ♡

Azeez Soetan

azeez soetan

Operator, Marketer,
Angel Investor,
Startup Advisor

Edwina Johnson

Edwina Johnson

Operator, Startup Advisor,
Angel Investor,

Marcus Exall

marcus exall

Serial Entrepreneur, Angel Investor and trusted advisor to founders

sam simpson

sam simpson

Entrepreneur, Angel Investor,
Board Advisor

Andy Budd

andy budd

A Design Leader turned Venture Partner and Startup Advisor

Beth Carter

beth carter

Head of Growth, Ada Ventures Angel Investor, Growth Coach

ben rosenbaum

ben rosenbaum

Experienced Operator, Founder,
Angel Investor

ayo sule

ayo sule

Angel Investor, Talent & Brand Consultant specialising in Fashion, Beauty and Lifestyle

katharina wodenitscharow

katharina wodenitscharow

Health Economist, Angel Investor, Online Writer at Angel Investing School

richard cummins

richard cummins

Operator, Startup Advisor, Angel Investor,
Community Builder

jia hong shaw

jia hong shaw

Climate-focused Angel Investor, Mentor, ex-Venture Capital

yang chen

yang chen

Scientist and Venture Partner specialising in Healthcare, Bioscience and Foodtech

Frequently Asked Questions

Who is IfWeRaise for?

We're focused on founders who want to work lean initially - focused on generating revenue from customers before engaging investors.

And those who share our values:

  1. Building startups not decks

  2. Make space and take space

  3. Inclusion is everyone’s responsibility

Our Code of Conduct & Terms

What business models is IfWeRaise best able to support?

Our methods and network are best placed to support startups focused on digital products or services.

Regulated products, DeepTech, HealthTech or other businesses that require significant pre-revenue investment are harder to fit with a lean funding approach.

Why are you focused on driving inclusion and access?

The UK's startup ecosystem has huge inequalities in access to funding.

  • 76% UK funding to all white teams (ref)

  • 68% UK funding to all male teams (ref)

  • Only 38 UK black female founders ever funded (ref)

  • 86% of angel investors are male (ref)

Are you only focused on founders looking to raise?

Absolutely not! Not every founder needs to fundraise. Not everyone dreams of IPO. And VC isn't a good fit for all businesses.Our goal is to empower founders to be confident in choosing whether angel investment, venture capital or funding via revenue is the best fit for their business.

How do I get involved as an angel investor?

Invest in ambitious founders, learn from other experts and broaden your network - register here