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What We Do

You have the business. We have the network and curriculum to get you funded.

Join our 12-week accelerator program for high-potential female founders to get investment ready.

A hands-on programme connecting female founders with the skills, mentorship, and network they need to raise a seed or Series A investment.

WHY WE DO IT

Startups founded by women receive less than half as much funding as male-founded startups while generating more than twice as much revenue per dollar invested (BCG).

Data shows that a warm introduction to a VC is 13 times more likely to lead to an investment than a cold pitch, but women are far less likely to have a warm introduction than all-male teams.

Female founders are strong, capable, and good for business – but they’re not getting the help and resources they need. We’re here to bridge that gap.

HOW WE DO IT

We are female founders, and we have experienced first hand the pains of raising funds and taking our company to the next stage. This is why we have created a 12 week hands-on programme for high-potential female founders. Our expert-led curriculum teaches you how to pitch effectively, negotiate powerfully, and put your business in the best possible position for funding success. We then give you access to a network of investors seeking startups just like yours.

Throughout the programme you’ll have world-class mentorship, a supportive and engaged community, and a unique hands-on practice program to get you investment ready. 

"If the UK achieved the same average share of women entrepreneurs as best-in-class peer countries £200Billion would be added to the UK Economy"

The Rose Report

ABOUT US

The 200BnClub funding initiative commits to supporting the progression of women led UK based startups from early stage to Series A to intelligently decrease the gender gap prevalent in the investment landscape by initially targeting Stage 1 (Deal Flow) and Stage 2 (Pitch) of the investment process.

Female founders are good for business, they’re good for investors, customers, for profitability and workplace cultures, including achieving better balanced workforces.

With only 33% of entrepreneurs in the UK being a woman, we see an untapped economic potential for growth that could add 1.1 million new businesses to the UK.

All male founders
89%
Funding received by men
97%

Founders

Apply Now Your business must either be founded by a woman or co-founded by a woman who holds significant equity (not options) and in a C-level position. Please note, for mixed team, the term sheet will hold the other founders liable to this clause. Apply Now Online Application Priority will be given to teams whose pitch matches our requirements as set on our Pitch Requirements page.  Apply Now Training Programme The training program is 3 months long. Mentors and advisors will help you fine tune your message ready to pitch. Learn More

Application Criteria

Selection Process

Training Programme

Investors

What’s in it for you?

VC’s and Angel investors interested in female founded startups face a lack of qualified deal flow. 

On average only 5% of pitchdecks reaching VCs are from all-female teams and 20% from mixed gender teams. The remaining 75% of pitchdecks are from founding teams with no women. (British Business Bank Report).

Every quarter, we will source for you a deal flow made of pre-vetted female founded startups that have gone through our training program and are intelligently matched to your selection criteria.

You can be an angel investor or a VC and join our investment committees.

Committees will be divided by industries and you will only be introduced to those startups that fit your investment profile.

Why us?

We have experienced first hand the fundraising process ourselves as startup founders but also as investors.

We understand the shortfalls, recognise the benefits and potential returns.

We’ve been working with women to open up access to female friendly investors since 2017.

To join our committee and get access to a pre-qualified deal flow of female founders click below and complete your details.

Our VC Partners

Our Partners

Some Fun Facts

% Female Exec Directors in the FTSE 100
% Women in Senior Positions in investment teams in VC firms
% OF UK BUSINESSES ARE CURRENTLY WOMEN OWNED
Number of FTSE 100 Companies led by women

Meet the Team

Dr Amber Ghaddar

Dr Amber Ghaddar

Founder

Amber is one of the founder of AllianceBlock. Founded in 2018, it rebuilds capital markets with emerging tech. With a $200M+ valuation, AllianceBlock is one of the few successful blockchain projects founded by a woman. Amber spent more than 7 years between Goldman Sachs & JP Morgan London, first in structured solution space and later in trading. She is a thought leader in crypto where she's been quoted on various media (Forbes, Bloomberg, BBC...), a university guest lecturer on the subject of cryptocurrencies, a TEDx speaker and an angel investor.

Bridget Greenwood

Bridget Greenwood

Founder

Bridget is the founder of The Bigger Pie. The Bigger Pie was founded in 2019 and aims to support women in tech through a variety of initiatives from providing a support network, active community, highlighting much needed roles models, leadership skills and getting female founders funded. She has recently founded the 0 to CTO program to respond to both the lack of engineers in Web 3.0 and lack of women by upskilling and reskilling exceptional women developers.

Laura Fredericks

Laura Fredericks

Advisor

Laura is a growth marketing strategist, coach, and speaker. She runs LightSpire Marketing, helping startups and small businesses create content and product marketing strategies that enable rapid growth. Laura has founded four startups and helped hundreds more through her work with incubators and accelerators in Washington DC and Boston.

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Contact Info

  • The 200Bn Club
  • +44 7917 713625
  • info@the200bn.club
  • www.the200bn.club


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