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Growth program

Scale your startup and grow your business

The growth program is designed for startups that have completed their proof of concept, are generating revenue and are ready to scale.

How it works

In this program, we become co-investors of the startup by converting up to 50% of our services costs or a prescribed pound amount in equity (whichever is lowest). The acquisition of shares in the business is at net present value. These shares must be subscribed prior to or at the time of our involvement. The remaining 50% of our fees are still applicable and can be paid by either an investor, cashflow or the founding team (outside investment seasons).

We can exit the project on your next investment round.

With the growth program, we can support the startup indefinitely and we may re-invest after the initial 12 months elapsed.

Startup Venture Builder will support your startup with:

• Technical and strategic team.
• Business planning.
• Business process modeling optimisation.
• Business advisors and board member.
• Defining and monitoring OKR’s and KPI 's.
• Investors reporting.
• Design and build of software to scale (next development phases).
• Continuous Marketing strategy planning and implementation.
• Execution of marketing plan and calendar.
• Investment of up to £150,000 or 50% of shared services cost in sweat equity.
• Access to our network and real-time communication channels.
• Business expansion to the United Kingdom or Brazil.

See if you qualify for the program

To qualify for our growth program you must be able to demonstrate you are a specialist in that sector and have gone through minimal research.

You must:

• Have launched a digital product or business and able to demonstrate market fit/acceptance.
• Be willing to give equity for up to £150,000.
• Be generating at least £10,000/month in revenue for at least 6 months.
• Be able to demonstrate growth in the last 3 months.
• Have some understanding of the legal regulations you need to comply with (sector).
• Have financial projections for at least 12 months.
• Have a business valuation and be able to explain the method used for the valuation.
• Match the investment season requirements (only applicable it investment season is open).

What is the process?

During an investment season.

During an investment season, your project must match the specific requirements of that season. These requirements are set by the pool of investors or corporates sponsoring the season.

Submitting an application during a season is FREE.

Stage 1: Submit your application
• We will begin to review applications the day after the season closes.
• We will shortlist projects once we have reviewed all applications (around 14 days after season closure).

Stage 2: Shortlisted projects
• Will be contacted for a virtual presentation of the project with the SVB team.
• Timeframe: 20 minutes presentation + 20-30 minutes Q &A.
• Projects moving forward will be contacted (timeline TBD).

Stage 3: Second presentation with investors
• Timeframe: 20 minutes presentation + 15-20 minutes Q &A.
• Projects moving forward will be contacted (timeline TBD)

Stage 4: Finalists will be contacted
• To discuss in-depth development plans and support requirements to estimate costs.
• To attend event to present once again their project in front of all other finalists, investors and SVB’s co-founder team (15 minutes to impress).
• Results will be announced the same day or the following day.

Stage 5: Negotiations, due diligence and agreement.

Stage 6: If not accepted we will present your project to our network of investors.

There are no available seasons at the moment. Register your interest here.

What is the process?

Outside an investment season.

You can submit your application to join our cofounder program if a season is closed.

Make sure you do answer yes to all qualification questions before starting.

There is a fee of £490 (VAT included) to submit your application.
This is to ensure we remain focused on the startups we are working with and to filter incomplete applications or projects that are not investment-ready.

The fee is non-refundable and does not guarantee your project will be accepted.

If your startup is not accepted and you still would like our support visit our services page to find out other ways we can help you. Visit for more information.

• Stage 1: Payment of fee.

• Stage 2:  Submit application.
• Internal evaluation and revision of the information submitted (2-3 working days).

• Stage 3: If the project qualifies and proves to be solid.
• We will invite you to present your project via a virtual meeting (10 minutes presentation + 15-20 minutes Q &A).

• Stage 4: Decision (2-3 working days).

• Stage 5: Negotiations, due diligence and agreement.

• Stage 6:
If not accepted we will present your startup to our network of investors.

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