Early Stage Investor
What do we do?
If we like your business Fubra can act as a joint venture partner or as an investor partner. Fubra only works with teams who are interested in generating profits immediately and growing the business in a sustainable manner.
We only expect to invest for equity once if you are thinking about more than one round of funding or indeed looking to us just for our money then we are not the right partner for you.
What are we looking for?
We are looking for entrepreneurs with a computing background and technology experience. We help build web businesses so this is a base requirement.
Essentially we would expect you to be able to build a great web business on your own and that by partnering with us we will help you accelerate the process and make fewer mistakes along the way. We also expect you to be competitive and driven to build a great company.
Why should you partner with us?
For savvy web entrepreneurs and programmers there are a number of benefits of having Fubra as a partner. We are an operating business which compliments hard working web entrepreneurs giving you the benefit of our expertise in business, marketing and technology. We will support your business with an initial cash injection, office space and use of our technology platforms. Most importantly, we are here to listen and advise when you need us.
We remember well when we started out we needed the most help. We think it’s a shame it’s so difficult gaining funding from traditional sources who fail to appreciate or understand technical expertise you have. Fubra takes risks at idea and very early stages in businesses that most investors shy away from precisely because we are investing in what we understand we make an ideal partner.
We think investing in equity is about giving up more than just our money, whilst money is useful in the early stages our help and guidance to show you how to generate healthy profits is far more valuable in the long term.
Who have we partnered with?
We asked them what they think of working with us so far and here is what they had to say:
Fubra has massively accelerated the growth of Clear Books through its support including advice, a sounding board for ideas and implementation, technical knowledge, structured programming practices, system development work, web design, cloud hosting, office space, link builders, content writers, a marketing outlet through its subscriber base and website network, and bespoke tools including the Fubra Passport, Payment and Affiliate systems.
If you have a great idea that can be commercialised, and you have the skills and determination necessary, then Fubra is a partner that can help execute your idea and turn it into a business.
I was invested in by Fubra in early 2009. I have started businesses of my own before, but it was the first time I did a joint venture with someone. It has worked out great. Fubra have gone beyond what I would expect of an investor, I have the freedom I need, but they help me when I ask them for help.
They have a very rare focus on building websites and businesses that really work for users and customers. Once someone learns this philosophy, being an entrepreneur is easy. They are not the suited up MBA venture capitalist types, but down-to-earth entrepreneurs who have already been through the process of building a good business.