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Strategy. Story.

Capital.

The Batterby Group helps startups in search of capital acquire funding from angel and seed stage investors.

We empower founders to lead their own capital raise with a unique combination of technical, tactical, strategic and story expertise. 

In the past three years, we have helped entrepreneurs raise millions of dollars for companies in real tech, fintech, biotech, cannabis, and food and beverage.

Recent Raises

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Sara is a phenomenal mentor. In a very short time I went from having zero knowledge on how to raise money for my company to building a successful raise based on her method.
— Christine de la Rosa, Founder, The People's Dispensary

SERVICES

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Courting Angels

is designed for first-time fundraisers. It delivers a structure for preparing and executing your raise. We add technical and tactical support on incorporation, investment structures, investor protections and governance. We identify a compelling storyline and arm you with an impeccable investor presentation. The result: a more efficient path to capital and strong, lasting relationships with your critical, early investors.

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The Reboot

is aimed at founders seeking to turn around or reset a stalled or failing raise. The Reboot applies the expertise leveraged in the Courting Angels method in a more concise offering that is designed to deliver fast results in time sensitive situations with a raise in process.  

“Fundraising for my business for the first time felt really scary until I started working with Sara and her Courting Angels method. The step-by-step process made everything smooth, and frankly, IT WORKS! In my first round I got fully funded!”
— Samantha Montanaro, co-owner, PRISM House

THE PROCESS

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Needs Assessment

We review the stage of your company, goals established and work done in relation to your capital raise. We define the scope, emphasis and structure of the engagement and establish a schedule for meetings and deliverables throughout the project.

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Structure | Strategy | Tools

We review your corporate structure, define the investment strategy and instruments, support the preparation of investor documents including cap table, financials and executive summary, define investor engagement and due diligence strategy.

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Story Ideation   

 

We use tools to guide you through the story ideation process. We craft your investor engagement strategy with a  strategic communications roadmap that integrates your story seamlessly into the core of your organization. 

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Investor Package

We develop a comprehensive investor package and a strategy for effective dissemination that includes presentation prep and pitch coaching.  

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Investor Engagement   

 

We use our refined, relationship-based method to help you create a cohort of prospective investors who will be invited into your due diligence process.

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Communication Strategy 

We review all channels for story alignment, issues and opportunities. We craft compelling stories that hew closely to the roadmap, and administer media training that readies you to pitch to media outlets and communicate effectively with journalists.

ABOUT US

  Sara Batterby, Principal.  Sara   has spent 20 years launching and building companies in high growth emerging markets. She also designed and co-founded an angel fund in Silicon Valley to deliver a more data-driven and disciplined approach to early stage investing. This confluence of experience makes her uniquely qualified to support the fundraising process with a clear understanding of the needs and expectations of the early stage investor. Sara speaks to entrepreneurs and investors around the country on raising capital and early stage risk.    Email: sara@batterbygroup.com

Sara Batterby, Principal. Sara has spent 20 years launching and building companies in high growth emerging markets. She also designed and co-founded an angel fund in Silicon Valley to deliver a more data-driven and disciplined approach to early stage investing. This confluence of experience makes her uniquely qualified to support the fundraising process with a clear understanding of the needs and expectations of the early stage investor. Sara speaks to entrepreneurs and investors around the country on raising capital and early stage risk.

Email: sara@batterbygroup.com

 

Contact Us

We take on a limited number of clients, after a thorough assessment of fundamentals and investment opportunity. 

 

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