The 99 initiative

Corporate Social Responsibility meets Equality, Diversity and Inclusivity - right here.

The 99 Initiative – working together with our Institutional & Corporate Supporters & Partners

Globally, around a million companies seek VC funding each year but more than 99% of deals are rejected by any given VC, so founders have to reach a lot of investors before they finally secure funding. The devil in the detail is that the 1% that make it through are, for the most part, male, white and with a university education.

This means that the 99% is positively brimming with other-thinkers, drop-outs, minority ethnicities, women, and other diverse communities.

Offering their support for the early-stage ecosystem, when a proposition isn’t a good fit for their fund, the following Fantastic VC’s, accelerators and professional associations have committed to help the founders who make up The 99 to quickly and efficiently reach the widest segment of the funding market by directing those founders to Pitchflix. When founders choose to showcase their pitch here, they can be discovered by the wider investor audience, through our powerful search engine.

Will your firm join The 99, to make the early-stage funding ecosystem work more efficiently and more fairly, for everyone? Contact us here.

"This is a very positive initiative, since it should make the process of identifying and researching appropriate investment opportunities more efficient. Clearly it is also helpful for founders who are fundraising since it enables them to reach suitable investors more easily and we are particularly keen to support the national economy with such measures, during this exceptionally difficult time." - Mark Brownridge, Director General.
Mountside Ventures
Mountside Ventures looks to optimise the fundraising process for European startups and investors. They help the most ambitious entrepreneurs raise their Next Round of funding, with terms that are right for them, and causing the least amount of disruption to their business. They also connect the most promising Venture Fund Managers with forward-looking Limited Partners to promote the flow of venture capital into the European ecosystem.
Triple Point
Triple Point is a leading early stage venture capital investor, based in London. Triple Point has previously backed LendInvest, Contis, PaymentSense, Capital on Tap, Flatfair, Quit Genius and other high growth businesses.
The Side By Side Partnership
We take businesses with proven ideas and help their management team turn them into great companies. We give them access to advice and guidance from those who have done it before not just financed it before.
1982 ventures
1982 Ventures is a Singapore based VC firm (MAS licensed) focused on investing in early stage fintech start-ups in Southeast Asia. We have experience leading and executing fintech deals in the region. Our focus makes us the first port of call for fintech founders and first money in. Our local networks provide us exclusive deal flow, on-the-ground insights and access to decision makers. 1982 Ventures is investing in and supporting the best founders to positively impact the future of financial services in Southeast Asia.
Consilience Ventures
Consilience Ventures was founded to intelligently accelerate growth for deep tech startups by aligning stakeholder incentives , developing smart technology, and building community. We are a platform of vetted startups, skilled professional investors , and expert service providers , such as excited entrepreneurs, accountants, lawyers, business developers and technical specialists. We are creating a new way of investing in and accelerating startups more incrementally, with less risk, more profitably, with greater liquidity, and at a lower cost to Founders, investors and Experts.
Based in the heart of Birmingham, Midven are a venture capital firm with over 20 years’ experience helping entrepreneurs to build strong and successful companies. We offer more than money; our approach is hands-on, and we spend time and effort to give entrepreneurs the support and expertise they need every step of the way. Entrepreneurs benefit from our mentoring, resources, and connections, which help them to overcome the challenges they face when scaling up their business.
Vantage Venture
Vantage Venture helps SaaS founders to scale their businesses with access to over 100 early-stage venture capital firms in South East Asia. We take pride in being highly selective of the SaaS founders we choose to help. We love meeting founders with a chip on their shoulders and are missionaries of their vision, not mercenaries. Unlike others, we are helpful regardless of gender, color, age, background and experience as we are believers in the power of human potential. If you have a super power, we will be delighted to hear your story!
Ruffena Capital
Ruffena Capital is a corporate finance business that focuses on advising and raising capital for exceptional, privately held businesses. We prepare our clients for fund-raising and then source the optimal blend of equity and debt on the right terms and from the right investors, funds and family offices for their business to grow. We typically work with established growth businesses seeking later stage investment from £1m and upwards.
Cabra VC
Cabra VC is a venture capital firm focused on subscription-based startups in the USA and India. We invest in early-stage post-revenue companies and support young teams to grow rapidly. Our team has more than 10 years of successful experience of joint work. We have a deep knowledge of building and running subscription-based companies from scratch. Before setting up Cabra VC in 2016 we launched a wide range of IT and Telco services and attracted millions of subscribers that generate hundreds of millions of dollars revenues to date. All that makes us a strong partner for a startup at any stage. We are available in the Bay Area (USA), in Delhi, Mumbai & Bangalore (India), in Moscow (Russia) as well as in Europe.
IMPULSE: A unique acceleration program developed by Mohammed VI Polytechnic University and supported by OCP Group and its subsidiary OCP Africa. IMPULSE is a 12-week acceleration program dedicated to innovative startups in the fields of Agritech, BioTech, Mining Tech and Materials Science & Nano Engineering. IMPULSE will help entrepreneurs take their startups to the next level and bridge connections with OCP Group, Mohammed VI Polytechnic University (UM6P), MassChallenge and their ecosystems.
Grover & Company
Grover & Company is an aspiring Venture Capital Fund Manager that is currently raising USD 30 Million and navigating the formation of its first early-stage venture capital fund. Our focus is on investing and partnering with early-stage companies in; (A) Plant-Based Food & Beverage, (B) Plant-Based Contract Manufacturing & Distribution, (C) Medicinal Cannabidiol, (D) Hemp Skincare & Nutrition, and (E) Epigenetics-Based Health & Wellness. Over thirteen years of management consulting experience advising New Zealand and Australian businesses on international growth and export strategies coupled with our market presence in the United Kingdom, United Arab Emirates, Australia and New Zealand makes us an ideal growth partner for early-stage companies.
The EMRG Membership is an continuously active, virtual incubator that provides founders access to our community (mentors, investors, partners), programming (workshops, mentor sessions, pitch practices, office hours), $100K worth of tech and service perks and a community of like-minded founders supporting one another.
Worth Capital
Worth Capital is the engine behind the Start-Up Series. SECURE UP TO £250,000 OF FUNDING FOR YOUR START-UP. The Start-Up Series is designed to uncover new UK businesses with bright teams & smart ideas. Each month we aim to select one business to qualify for an equity investment of up to £250,000, along with invaluable support from experienced & successful entrepreneurs. In partnership with, we’re open for entries from the 1st to the 14th of every month and have developed a quick and easy application process to follow.
Hoxton Ventures
Hoxton Ventures is an early stage venture capital firm investing in European technology startups that can scale into large, global winners. It focuses on startups that either disrupt existing industries or invent entirely new market categories. It was an early investor in Babylon Health, Darktrace and Deliveroo, and its portfolio companies have grown to an aggregate value of over $7 billion. Hoxton typically invests between $500,000 and $5 million into pre-seed, seed and Series A stage companies, and follows its capital through the life of the company. For more information please visit
Unicorn India Ventures
Unicorn India Ventures is an early stage technology focused Indian registered venture fund and eager to invest in and partner with dedicated entrepreneurs that are looking to build world-class market-leading companies by disrupting traditional sectors or solving real life problems for end-users or enterprises using innovative technology-led products or services.
The United Ventures
The Untitled Ventures is an early growth stage venture capital fund that focuses on breakthrough technologies from Eastern Europe. To date, the Untitled Ventures has invested into 26 companies with 15% women among founders (, SuitApp, E-Contenta), and successfully exited 3 (DPI 1.6x). The Untitled Ventures operates from London, Moscow, and Riga, building the bridge between Eastern and Western Europe. The fund is a member of IVC (the International Venture Club), a collaborative platform of independent venture capital, corporate, governmental and institutional investors.
Stakeholderz is an equity funding platform specialising in bringing exciting tech ventures with innovative technologies and a solid and experienced management team to professional investors. We like to bring Smart Money to these companies with investors who not only back them financially, but also with their expertise and deep sector knowledge. We are thrilled to be a part of this initiative which further supports companies getting the backing they need to help drive their business to success.
An accelerator for mature startups in healthcare and related sectors. Harbr helps founders to raise their Series A round, enter new markets and acquire customers. We’re a team of entrepreneurs that have launched products and businesses in markets around the world. Today our portfolio companies are based across UK/Europe, South Asia and East/West Africa.
nfinitiv is challenging the traditional norms of Venture Capital Funding for Startups & Scaleups to reshape the industry. With our panel of experienced investors, nfinitiv is reshaping the venture capital industry by making it accessible to Startups at all stages. Our team comprises of industry experts who have demonstrated outstanding skills and knowledge in their field of expertise. They have been on the front line of Startups. In that sense, they immediately understand the challenges and opportunities and provide real added value based on this expertise and experience. nfinitiv fund invests directly or jointly with other successful funds. We invest at all stages of technology-based Startups!
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