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Fantastic Beasts re-brands to better reflect its mission

Fantastic Beasts TV, the video-first SaaS platform for discovery of the people behind the pitch deck, has re-branded this week with a name to more clearly capture and communicate its activities, and a strapline to emphasise the front-and-centre nature of its diversity, equality and inclusivity mission. Benny Lee, co-founder and Cheif Content Officer commented “We’re...

Fantastic Beasts launches PitchChannel

Events where startups pitch to investors (often known as “Demo Days”) have moved online in response to the Covid-19 pandemic.  The Fantastic Beasts platform was launched in May 2020 to aggregate recorded pitches from the founders presenting at such Demo Day events, globally. The result is a single destination site so that new ventures are more easily...

Fantastic Beasts TV to host a 48-hour global Demo Day pitch marathon

The team at Fantastic Beasts TV is proud to launch our April/May demo days event in our Clubhouse room in the PITCHGLOBAL.TV club, at 1 pm BST, on 26th of April. 300 currently fundraising companies (from 30+ countries and across 15 different sectors) will pitch, in line with our priorities embracing Black, Asian & Minority Ethnic founders; Female Leadership; businesses leading the drive to...

Fantastic Beasts TV proudly partners with the EIS Association to support “Ready, Steady, Pitch!”

Fantastic Beasts TV was proud to collaborate with EISA for its “Ready, Steady, Pitch!” event, to make the pitches available to tax-advantaged investors in the UK, and searchable to global investors, after the event. These fantastic EIS-approved companies can be accessed at https://www.fantasticbeasts.tv/, (or via the search engine, under “Proxies for Quality”, by entering “Ready, Steady, Pitch!”) Director-General of The Enterprise Investment Scheme Association, Mark Brownridge comments: “We were really pleased...

Fantastic Beasts TV selected for London & Partners Business Growth Programme

The whole team is proud to be recognised, less than one year since incorporation and six months since MVP, as one of London’s high-potential businesses selected to join London & Partners Business Growth Programme Winter Cohort 2020. We’re confident that the support and guidance provided under this programme will enable Fantastic Beasts TV to do an even better job of...

Fantastic Beasts TV joins GenieShares‘ Social Impact platform

Fantastic Beasts TV has pledged 1%of its equity to support Trees for Cities, harnessing the mental and physical benefits of trees in our lives! Fantastic Beasts TV is the global venture video database to connect pre-seed/ seed-stage founders with relevant investors, with a particular emphasis on BAME, female founders, green & sustainable, and impact businesses. Apart from contributing to the startup ecosystem, the team also...

Fantastic Beasts TV introduces free live streaming service for Demo Days

Live stream pitch events from anywhere, with PitchCast™ Before the pandemic, pitch events were mostly physical, fostering interaction and serendipity between founders and investors. COVID has changed the dynamics completely, forcing demo days to go virtual.  Many recording of those events are discoverable and searchable, on-demand, on the Fantastic Beasts TV platform – akin to Netflix for pitch videos. Although the UK faces continued...

Stakeholderz, Untitled Ventures and Unicorn India Ventures join The 99

Fantastic Beasts TV is pleased to welcome three additional participants to our CSR initiative,  The 99 , this week. Globally each year, around a million companies seek VC funding but more than 99% of deals are rejected by any given VC a key reason being that they aren’t a good fit for the fund mandate.  Consequently,...

Fantastic Beasts TV launches awareness drive for BAME-founded businesses

Fantastic Beasts TV, one of UKBAA’s most recent members, has published a two-part showcase of 40 BAME-founded businesses seeking angel and VC investment, which members can sign up for here.  Covering a wide range of sectors and funding stages, these two special editions of the Fantastic Beasts TV Global Deal Monitor allow investors to jump straight into each...

The 99

London, Friday, July 3rd 2020  “The 99”:  Launch of Initiative with Leading UK Venture Capital Firms to Assist Early-stage Founders  Events where startups pitch to investors (often known as “Demo Days”) have moved online in response to the Covid-19 pandemic. The Fantastic Beasts platform was launched in May 2020 to aggregate pitches from the founders...

Press Release

London, May 22 2020 Support for startup founders to engage with investors – Platform Launch Fantastic Beasts Ltd is pleased to announce the release of www.FantasticBeasts.TV, a SaaS platform to assist startup companies to engage with angel, VC and Family Office investors. Raising the first equity finance, whether angel or institutional, is traditionally a major...