We are Founder and Lightning Capital, the VC arm of the Founder and Lightning Group. Our mission is to make the UK startup ecosystem more efficient for founders, investors and society – starting with product development & capital raising.
For our 2023 cohort, we’re offering each successful start-up an investment to fund £125,000 worth of venture building with Founder and Lightning. Each successful startup will receive 6 months of extensive support from an F+L team including product managers, software engineers, a tech lead and our venture capital team. We will work with you step-by-step to achieve the following:
We’ll validate the key assumptions about the business to refine our approach. We’ll focus on building features that customers are willing to pay for to get us to revenue quickly.
If you don’t yet have a Minimum Viable Product (MVP), we’ll work with you to build one; if you’re already at the MVP stage we will build Version 1 of your product.
While we expect our founders to be the ones building out their sales pipeline, we’ll ensure your product and backend is optimised for revenue generation.
The most successful startups from this cohort will be offered further follow-on investment by us. For the rest of the cohort, our venture capital team will work closely with you to help you raise your next round at a higher valuation.
If you think your startup fits the bill, please apply below: