I ran a fashion tech startup in the crowdfunding space for a year, Mode For Me. We came out of a Startup Weekend competition and went on to win the Global Fashion Battle. We went through the Techstars pre-accelerator. We did all of this whilst still having full time jobs for just over a year.
After that, I joined Seedrs, a leading equity crowdfunding platform that allows early stage startups to raise funds from a multitude of different investors. There, I became a Campaigns Associate, which means I'm the first point of contact with startups looking to raise funds and who want to know what equity crowdfunding is all about.
A Day In My Shoes
My day to day job consists of talking to entrepreneurs, understanding their reasons for fundraising and help them with the on boarding process should equity crowdfunding be the route for them. Maybe 70% of my job is to explain how equity crowdfunding works and what requirements startups need to fulfil to succeed.
The remaining 30% is of a very competitive where startups know exactly what they're looking for and what they want to get out of equity crowdfunding even before they talk to me. These entrepreneurs tend to get a lot more from us. One fine example of how research can make a big difference.
What I Love Most
I love helping entrepreneurs.
Entrepreneurs are very interesting people, disrupting archaic institutions and challenging everything they see and hear. I am passionate about their stories and it is an honour to be able to help them with one of the most important parts of growing a successful business.
Things move very fast.
That means you often need to be a centre of stability for an ever moving machine.
I love The flexibility.
I am completely independent in my job and I manage my time however it's the most efficient for me.
Why should you work for a Startup?
...and why shouldn't you?
At Seedrs, we do equity crowdfunding properly.
We off support before, during and after fundraising, whcih ensures that businesses have the best opportunity for success and that their investors are part of it.
We're also on a mission to make it simple for anyone to invest in businesses, many of which have the support of top accelerators, corporates and brands.