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.
Of VC capital went to all female founding teams
Of VC partners are women
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！
Resources for you to plan your funding journey
- -Self-directed courses
- -Newsroom & podcast for the latest best practice
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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PREVIEW OF MEMBER ONLY CONTENT
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: Planning Your Funding Journey
Amanda Williams is an innovation and investment professional with experience inside startups, venture funds, and corporates. In the UK, Amanda was the first Investment Manager for Centrica’s Ignite, a new type of corporate venture fund, featuring an impact focus and extensive staff involvement. She managed eight early stage investments, including the fund’s first exit.
After relocating to Hong Kong, Amanda joined local venture fund and innovation consultancy, Nest. As Head of Innovation, Amanda led the team responsible for corporate accelerators and startup ecosystem advisory work in four markets.
Amanda is now the Strategy Lead at Next Chapter Raise, where the mission is simple - help women get funded faster.
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.
Gail is the Managing Partner at Her Capital, a venture capital firm investing in women-led startups creating a world we want to see. Her professional DNA in evaluating and stewarding businesses is backed by 20 years’ of corporate finance and professional coaching experience. At Morgan Stanley, Gail served diverse clients from blue-chip financial institutions, to growth-stage technology companies and led diverse teams across Asia, Europe and the U.S.A to successfully complete >$10bn of M&A and equity/ debt financing deals, through market peaks and troughs.
Gail invested in 8 startups in the past 7 years. Since 2017 - as co-founder of the Ladies Investment Club and SheEO evangelist - she has focused on impact and gender-lens investing in Southeast Asia, analysing hundreds of businesses and supporting startups in their growth journey on fundraising, strategy, talent and peak performance.
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.
Yosha is the founder of a direct to customer artisanal fashion brand Memeraki. Memeraki has been created with the mission to reinvent and revive long lost arts with contemporary fashion, technology and storytelling and have been covered across media outlets like Forbes, SCMP, Tatler, Apple Daily and more.
Yosha has spent 15 years in the FinTech sector and also works as Financial Inclusion Consultant with CGAP, World Bank Group and other development focused organisations across Asia. She was also the Founder & CEO of a cashback app with more than 1 million downloads in India. They were backed by 500Startups and Vectr Ventures and were also a part of Facebook’s FBStart programme as well as Cyberport’s Startup programme in Hong Kong.
“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)