01 Ventures is an accelerator and early stage investor, and we’re proudly based in London.
Our story begins out of passion. We created 01 Ventures not to be yet another accelerator or investor, but out of our passion to help the brave and wonderful founders who have created something out of nothing. As entrepreneurs ourselves, we knew all about the dark lonely days and saw we could make this better. We’re here for you, and we have created the best platform for you to take your promising startup and make the step up into the big league.
That’s our promise to you; we’ll do our best to be the best possible investor, advisor, mentor, cheerleader, friend and when needed, wake up call.
Now let’s change the world together.
At 01 you will experience an intense five month programme aimed at providing you with every advantage you need to take your business to the next level and raise the capital you need to grow.
So, How Do We Do It?
We start by only working with founder(s) that are right for the programme. We believe in starting with entrepreneurial talent as the foundation for the companies we help to build. Every team should have very strong technical capability and a decent understanding of basic business principles, however, we are looking for that magical spark, a keen entrepreneurial spirit, which can’t be taught.
From business building to pitch coaching, we will work with you to make sure you’re prepared to successfully raise your next round. We have a deep network of investors who will be speaking with you periodically during your time with us. They will get a feel for who you are, what you’re doing and the potential you can bring to their portfolio. We will also be hosting networking events with key investors and mentors in attendance throughout the programme. Finally, everything will culminate in a Demo day where you will have the opportunity to pitch to some of the most influential investors in the game. Once you have found your lead investors, we may also decide to back your business. After all, we are an early stage investor too.
During your time with us, we will constantly challenge you to push the limits of your capabilities. You will work on your own project at your own pace but you will be expected to work hard and achieve real results during your time with us. However, you won’t be alone. We will be working hard with you to build the best startup business possible and help you hone your pitch to investors. We will make sure you get access to mentors, investors and domain experts along the way to give you the right advice for each of your challenges.
As part of the 01 family, you will benefit from mentorship and advice as your business grows. We’re very motivated to see you succeed and encourage you to give us a call any time for advice, an introduction or just a chat; we’re always happy to hear from you. In turn, if you are interested, you will have the opportunity to be mentors to new cohorts and continue to attend our networking events where you’ll still find some of the best names in the scene.