Raise Funds

An investment readiness programme for startups

FoundersDoor + is a three day pilot investment-readiness programme for startups looking to raise their first investment within a 6-12 month period.
 Designed to coach founders through making the proper preparations to receive funding from investors, angels, or VCs. Our investor-led programme brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise, ensuring your highest chance at success for your fundraising journey.


We're looking for: 

  • Startups looking to raise up to £250k

  • Startups led by diverse teams in the UK

Whats involved: 

  • Intensive workshops covering topics such as: data room, cap tables, term sheets and more.

  • Access to a dedicated mentor from VC.

  • End of programme investment showcase.

Important Dates:

  • Applications OPEN

  • Programme starts 9th September

  • Investment Showcase 18th September

Meet The Mentors                                  

Carl Martin

Check Warner

Andy Davis

Head of Brand at Foward Partners

Founder and Ceo of Diversity VC

Director at Backstage Capital

Our Programme Partners 


Your Startup, Your Story is a startup community for founders, developers, creatives, investors and more on a mission to make a difference. Our purpose is to equip diverse talent with the tools and resources to thrive within the startup ecosystem so that they can contribute to an equitable economy, which welcomes all individuals to participate.

© Your Startup, Your Story (YSYS) 2019

  • Grey LinkedIn Icon
  • Medium_Logo_gray_lg
  • Twitter
  • Instagram