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Everything you need to know about raising capital.

An online platform to support you with guidance and tools through every stage of the fundraising process

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We are a digital platform created by experienced investors, providing entrepreneurs with step by step guidance, templates and tools to support them through the fundraising process.

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Navigate the different types of funding available, including SEIS, EIS, angel, crowd, venture and growth capital, to find out which may be suited to your business

get investment ready

Build your pitch and model with our templates, tools and guidance. Understand how investors look at valuation and how to assess the right amount of capital to raise

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We've mapped the market to make it easy to search, filter and shortlist investors, with over 370 syndicates and funds in our database

survive the process

Straight-forward explanations of legal terms, termsheets and documentation. Understand what investors are looking for in due diligence and know how to prepare

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why join us?

a helping hand and source of support while you raise angel, crowd, venture or growth capital

save time and money otherwise spent trawling the internet and disparate resources for answers and explanations

search for potential investors the easy way, using our database of over 370 investment firms

level the playing field by getting up to speed on the terminology and approaches used by investors

easy to use investor presentation, financial forecast and cap table templates with step by step guidance

"I have found Capitalex both unique and very helpful for us when seeking new investments. It not only acts as a "one stop shop" when seeking possible investors but also offers a wide range of information about investments. This is invaluable for small companies who do not have the time to waste seeking this type of information when they are so busy operating and growing their own companies. A really superb site"

Martin Lock

CEO, Silversurfers

"Charles and I would highly recommend joining Capitalex as a member in preparation to raise funding. You will benefit from Jessica’s expertise in supporting businesses in preparing for a fundraise and developing your pitch materials. Capitalex helped Linden Tree Education consider what funding routes might be open to us, which potential investors to approach, and made introductions within their network. The platform also provides straightforward explanations of the types of funding available, a searchable database of investors and helpful guidelines for starting fundraising and getting noticed"

Patrick Bell and Charles Linden

BD Director and Founder, Linden Tree Education

who we are.

Jessica Zoutsos

Founder and CEO

Jessica has spent her career working with UK based companies, from pre-revenue startups to the UK's largest FTSE-listed corporates, advising on capital structure, acquisitions and fundraising, and has sat on the boards of SMEs operating across the technology, business services and consumer sectors.

She is a Goldman Sachs alumnus and was part of the investment team that took Business Growth Fund from startup to the UK's leading growth capital investor, where she invested £60m into UK based SMEs over five years. She is an NED, mentor and consultant to multiple startups and SMEs, supporting them in business plan development, governance, recruitment and fundraising.

Richard Bishop


Richard has 25 years of experience investing in and supporting entrepreneurial, high growth businesses.

His career ranges from leading teams as a Partner in 3i Growth Capital, and launching BGF as Head of Investments.

He now continues this passion for growth companies in a personal capacity as a Chairman of and both Private Equity backed and independent businesses and also as an Angel Investor.

Malcolm MacDougall


Malcolm is a corporate lawyer at Charles Russell Speechlys, specialising in private equity and mergers & acquisitions.

His experience includes a wide range of both UK and cross-border M&A and private equity work including acquisitions, disposals, joint ventures, reorganisations, private equity investments and exits.

our experience is drawn from helping SMEs raise hundreds of millions in capital.

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