TrueStart opens applications for its Summer Collection 2017

We’ve opened applications to our next Collection cohort. For everything you need to know, read on!

Applications are now open. Deadline is 23/04/17

TrueStart’s 5th accelerator programme since its inception in 2013

Brand new funding options available:

  • £80,000 for 8% equity (which includes a £30,000 service fee)
  • Zero-cash deal for 3% warrant, whereby companies receive mentorship, support and access to TrueStart’s retail, brand and investment network
  • Read more about the funding options here

TrueStart is also offering 15 of the top applicants an exclusive opportunity to receive a complimentary stand at the TrueStart annual conference, R:Evolution and the top six will have the opportunity to pitch to over 400 senior retailers, brands, investors and influencers.

TrueStart also announces the addition of two tech experts-in-residence to support and accelerate the tech businesses within its fold:

  • Michael Karliner, Technologist-in-Residence: Former CTO of Shazam, Mike is a 30- year tech veteran with strong hardware and software credentials. Mike works with our portfolio company CTOs to provide strategic guidance and direction.
  • Marton Meszaros, Tech-Project Manager-in-Residence: A tech veteran who got his first paid coding work at the age of 14, Meza went on to run multiple successful projects and tech teams. Meza works with our startups to help fulfil CTO roles.

TrueStart’s retail network comprises over 3,000 members of senior management teams across leading retailers and brands in the UK and beyond. In addition, strategic partners (Land Securities, John Lewis, Morrisons and Bourne Leisure) form a key part of the network and provide our portfolio companies with support and access to key buyers and decisions makers within their businesses.

In addition to having access to the network, TrueStart portfolio companies are provided with desk space in TrueStart’s Hub in Victoria, in addition to a variety of mentorship services, accounting and legal aid, and regular masterclasses with leading industry experts.

TrueStart has proven success in funding, building and growing successful startup businesses. Pixoneye raised £2.4m in Series A, City Pantry, one of our initial investments, recently closed its latest funding round worth over £1.1m, Photospire is working with Morrisons and John Lewis on customer engagement campaigns, and Hullabalook from the most recent Collection secured recent funding from Passion Capital and will be announcing contracts with a number of leading online retailers.

Applications for the Summer Collection open on 27th February 2017 and close at midnight on 23rd April 2017. To apply visit the TrueStart website or click here.