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Investment Readiness

Raising investment as a woman founder or a woman-led business is very unique experience with specific challenges.


Our 8-week virtual programme is designed to prepare pre-seed and seed stage founders, their businesses and their content for the journey of fundraising.

Created for women founders by women founders who have built, raised and exited successful businesses. 

Programme Details

The programme runs for 8 weeks and is designed to take into account founders' busy lives.

Designed to prepare founders, their businesses and their content for investment.

Module 1

We start by evaluating the current state of your business and of your content (pitch deck, financials, team etc), identifying gaps and building a bespoke plan to fill those gaps.

We support you as you build your foundational document and materials.

Module 2

You will be connected with experts and resources to support you in building a complete picture of your business in exactly the way investors want to see it. 

Sample Sessions Include:

Financial Models & Valuations

Product Management

The Investor View

Go-To-Market Strategy

Intellectual Property

Share Options

Module 3

In module 3, you will finalise your pitch materials and undergo an extensive pitch bootcamp.

We'll also support you in building your deal room and other due diligence materials

Module 3 concludes with a final pitch event to a panel of investors and other ecosystem stakeholders.

Throughout the course we were consistently given top quality, judgement free, compassionate advice. I felt heard, valued and inspired the whole time. It's hard to pin point the best 'part' as it was all so worthwhile. The culture that Hive Founders is creating is the most notable take away for me. In a competitive world where hustle culture is the norm, Hive Founders has created a space for women founders to feel safe to express themselves with out fear of criticism that creates a space of true mentorship and learning.



                                                    Lucie Dawson


The leadership and depth of knowledge that the founders of this program have been tremendous. Their ability to speak and coach directly from experience has been worth more than we could have imagined. Based on our learnings from this program, my co-founder and I have completely shifted our go-to-market strategy which is more feasible and in-line with our personal commercial skills. We are beyond grateful for this program's guidance and support throughout this stressful time in the development of our product/company. We look forward to continuing to lean on this motivating and passionate network for years to come as we grow our company internationally.


               Ashley Beirne & Mariam Morienyane                                                       Sipmate

The Hive Founders network and the Investment Readiness Program has been a brilliant source of information, support and strength - the founders are incredibly passionate about women founders like me and ensuring our success - their commitment and knowledge of the start up ecosystem is immense. The ideas they bring to the table regardless of your industry, the initiatives they run of inviting industry experts to speak about every aspect of fund raising, the pitch practice sessions and the feedback all make it a well rounded and truly valued program. This has definitely redefined my fund raising journey and I would highly recommend it.
Pallavi Rao

                                       Client Fabric Tech


Felicia Meyerowitz Singh


Wealth Tech Entrepreneurship



Team Building Fundraising

Andrea Sommer


Early Growth


Fundraising Strategy

Investor Management

Product Development

Caroline Hughes

Products & IP







Supported by a Stellar Team of External Experts

Programme costS:
£1,000 / $1,200
50% paid upfront + 50% 30 days after the course starts


Applications for Cohort III which starts in mid-April are now open.

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