We are happy to announce that Untapped FR has teamed up with Fund Her North, an influential collective of women in investment supporting women entrepreneurs in the North to support each other’s efforts to continue empowering female entrepreneurs to start, manage and grow their business ventures. We at Untapped FR understand that by working alongside this network of powerful women we can do so much more together.
With a total investment capacity of over £140 million, Fund Her North is a unique community of vocal influential women investors and successful, inspirational entrepreneurs, united to tackle the many barriers facing women accessing investment.
Untapped FR will support Fund Her North through featuring and making awareness of their programs and events such as virtual pitch events that are currently held quarterly. Pitch events are delivered by two investment groups, NorthInvest, a not-for-profit organisation based in Leeds that helps tech and digital start-ups across the North of England raise angel investment and access crucial expert support to help them fulfil their potential, and Manchester-based GC Angels, a leading Angel service driven by experienced equity specialists.
Every quarter, 6 start-ups are invited to pitch to their combined networks of investors and funding partners at a virtual pitch event facilitated by Fund Her North. These events are open to the public to encourage more entrepreneurs to apply for funding.
NorthInvest have facilitated over £8m in funding for early stage start-ups and delivered over 630 free investment readiness coaching sessions to entrepreneurs. With an angel network of over 130 private investors, 14% of which are women, NorthInvest views collaboration across the funding and investment community as a crucial step in addressing the gender investment disparity and encourage more women to become angel investors.
On the other hand the GC Angels responds to the early-stage equity market gap, scaling investment activity and unlocking innovation across the North. GC Angels actively invests in women founders, with over 40% of their capital going to a business with a female founder, and champions greater representation of women in the Angel community.
Untapped FR will also support Fund Her North through features, interviews and highlight activities related to the pitch events happening this year. Fund Her North and Untapped FR will liase to provide female entrepreneurs and women in general with inspiring and motivational features and events happening throughout the year.
Here at Untapped FR we are excited for this collaboration as it will give our aspiring entrepreneurs and women in business the opportunity to learn more about alternative ways to raise funding for high growth business opportunities. It would also be an opportunity for Untapped FR to gain extra support to enable us achieve our goals.
For further details on the investments or to apply visit https://www.fundhernorth.com/