We believe that something is wrong.
It’s too hard for early-stage businesses and potential investors to get together and do deals. Getting investment into a business absorbs a lot of time, and a lot of money – and there’s no guarantee of results.
At this stage in a business you’re “investing in the people”. So why do we have a system where to find your match you have to go through an endless pitch process that’s made harder by our own biases, and even then (whether you’re an investor or an entrepreneur) there are few tools to validate if everyone can do what they say they can.
We’ve spent a lot of time asking what people really want because from our first-hand experience we’d encountered far too much wasted time and missed opportunity. And don’t get us started on how many emerging problems we encountered post-deal that were obscured by the process of investment.
Co-founded by Gaynor Matthews and James McMillan, myNexus was created because we wanted to really make a difference. Our answer is to speed up the networking process, smart-match everyone to greater opportunity faster, and provide tools that help you validate the people not just the business.
Because if you really think about it most of the alternatives are just putting a plaster over the problems, when you really need something that treats the root causes.
It really is about time that the investment process benefited from innovation.
All too often we hear complaints of underfunded minority groups, inaccessibility of investment outside of London, and deals going wrong because of the lack of cash, capacity or capability.
Our vision is to consolidate the market fragmentation to improve the experience for everyone and specifically:
- Reduce bias in the funding process and increase access to more diverse business opportunities.
- Provide better access to the resources needed to grow entrepreneurial skills and become ‘investment ready’.
- Help everyone get behind the pitch deck to understand fit and enable higher quality pre-deal due diligence.
As you’d expect we’ve got an incredible amount of technology experience as well as entrepreneurship and investment. Collectively our team has been responsible for developing payment platforms at Visa Europe such as ApplePay, to launching Google around the world and getting Eventbrite to market.
You can find out more about the co-founders, team and board members by clicking through to their LinkedIn profiles.
We work with lots of fantastic organisations in our ecosystem to improve the value exchange offered to entrepreneurs and investors. If you’re interested in becoming a partner of myNexus
Contact myNexus at hello@myNexus.app
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