Next Chapter Raise is Asia’s first funding ecosystem designed to inspire, educate and connect female founders with savvy investors and strategic advisors.

Funding is how you grow your business to its full potential, but it is a serious challenge for female entrepreneurs.

2%

Of VC capital went to all female founding teams

7%

Of VC partners are women

50%

Women start with 50% less capital than men

These figures haven’t moved substantially over the past decade.

Next Chapter Raise is here to change all that and help women get funded faster. We are here to help you plan and execute your funding journey.

There are many potential funding sources, but they require networking, pitching, applications, decks, lawyer fees, and lots of other things that take you away from doing what you do best - running a great business!

It’s no wonder that many women just plough their own money into their businesses, increasing their personal risk and restricting their potential growth and impact.

But there is a better way.

WELCOME TO RAISE

Our mission is to get women funded faster!

Through Knowledge

Resources for you to plan your funding journey

  • -Masterclasses
  • -Templates
  • -Self-directed courses
  • -Newsroom & podcast for the latest best practice
Through Community

A safe space to ask questions and get support

  • -Entrepreneurs and Investors-in-residence
  • -Discussion Forums
  • -Group coaching sessions
  • -First-hand stories and interviews about fundraising successes and failures
Through Access to Investors

Help finding smart money for your business

  • -Live funding calendar
  • -Alternative pitching
  • -Savvy investor partners

“Raising investment is like another world and the terminology is like another language – you need to learn it.”

VICTORIA PEPPIATT OF PHRASEE

WE HAVE DIFFERENT PACKAGES TO GET YOU STARTED

These are introductory offers!

The good news is that if you join at this low membership price you will be considered a founding member for life and stay at this special price forever!

HEAR FROM FEMALE FOUNDERS WHO HAVE WORKED WITH NEXT CHAPTER

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Are you an investor or organisation looking to drive change by supporting female founders?
Find out how we can work together.

LET'S WORK TOGETHER

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PREVIEW OF MEMBER ONLY CONTENT

MASTERCLASS

Each month, Next Chapter Raise features a different industry expert to host an online Masterclass. These Masterclasses offer members a deep dive into topics around fundraising and capital options as well as the requirements, processes and challenges involved.

Masterclass Topic: Taking stock of your finances to enable you to prioritise your costs to either get through or fundraise during COVID-19

ANDREW BARCLAY

Andrew resides in Hong Kong where he founded a niche accounting firm. He helps founders and SMEs with their financial forecasts, back office operations and ongoing compliance in Hong Kong, Singapore and other geographies.

INVESTOR IN RESIDENCE

Each month, we feature an “Investor-in-Residence” to answer questions posed by founders interested in learning about or seeking funding. Our “Investor-in-Residence” are experienced investors who are committed to sharing their experience with our community.

GEORGIE MCNEE

I’m an Angel Investor. My knowledge and experience comes from buying and selling large corporate businesses at PwC in London, Caltex Australia Ltd and Interserve Plc. I have 7 Angel Investments and support them with advice on growth, strategy, governance and financial analysis.

ENTREPRENEUR IN RESIDENCE

Each month, we feature an “Entrepreneur-in-Residence” to answer questions posed by our members interested in learning about or seeking funding. Our goal is to provide our members with the opportunity to learn from a female founder ‘who has been there before’ and can share their experiences and offer tips and ideas.

JOANNA HOTUNG

Joanna founded Kids’ Gallery in 1996, inspired by her desire for a more creative and enquiry-based education for her own children. The KG Group – Kids’ Gallery, Star English, Face Productions, and Mills International Preschool – has seen over 60,000 young people pass through its doors. She is an Arts Advisor to the University of Warwick, and has held Board positions at Gleneagles Hospital Hong Kong, Youth Diabetes Action, Playright Children’s Play Association, Hong Kong Ballet, Bring Me A Book, and The Women’s Foundation. She is the winner of the AmCham Entrepreneur award, the South China Morning Post Women of our Time award, and Marie Claire Inspiring Woman award.

BONUS MEMBER SESSION IN MAY

Applying for Grants with Nicole Graham. Don’t miss out on our introductory offer and join a community focused on supporting female founders to get funded faster.

NICOLE GRAHAM

Nicole Graham, the owner of Bauhinia Solutions, a boutique business support agency will share her insights on applying for grants over two sessions for our members.

SESSION

Applying for grant money NOW during Covid-19

1

SESSION

Longer term grant planning for business growth

2

“Our studies show that emerging companies that start with a strong foundation of capital are far more likely to be successful than those who are poorly capitalized.”

CARLA HARRIS OF NATIONAL WOMEN’S BUSINESS COUNCIL (NWBC)

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