Any questions? Take a look at a few answers to questions we are frequently asked - from what form the tech startup funding will take to intellectual property.
Who is the competition open to?
The competition is open to Tech startups seeking seed or series A funding of up to $5 million USD. It is a global competition however the entry and pitch process will all be in English.
Does my startup need to be incorporated before submitting an entry?
To enter the competition you do need to be a trading entity. However there are future competitions if this deadline is too soon for you. Please sign up for alerts
How can I enter the competition?
All you need is a pitchdeck and a business plan to enter online https://www.futureofcapitalism.tech/enternow
What form will the funding take?
The investment will be offered as equity funding to tech startups. However, it may be possible to offer other types of investment depending on the circumstances.
Our default investment position is to take Ordinary Shares in a business, but the size, level, and type of investment we make will depend on our assessment of the underlying risk and size of the opportunity in the business.
The level of investment will depend upon factors such as how established the startup is, as well the potential size of opportunity - for example the $5m could perhaps be invested in 2 startups with $2m in one and $3m in another.
When can I submit my application?
Applications can be submitted at any time up until the closing date.
If shortlisted how many presenters can pitch per startup?
Up to two presenters are invited to pitch for each shortlisted startup.
How much equity will be taken?
The amount of equity taken will depend upon a combination of the size of the investment offered and a mutually agreed valuation of the business.
How do you treat Intellectual property?
Any intellectual property included in submissions belongs to the respective applicants.
Can you offer financial support to attend the pitchday?
Any shortlisted startups that require financial assistance to attend the pitchday, which is in London, UK, will be assessed on an individual basis.
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