New Collider site!

Our startup accelerator Collider has launched a new website with a fresh look.

 

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Collider is a B2Brand accelerator dedicated to startups which help brands understand and engage with customers. By mobilising a pot of cash and a crack team of mentors, we’re able to help our companies grow from startups to businesses, from cash burning to revenue earning, putting them on the road from MVP to IPO.

 

Visit http://collider.io/ for more details.

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We’re Hiring – Programme Director – Collider

Pembridge Partnership Limited seeks a Programme Director to effectively manage the delivery of the Collider accelerator programmes (initially Collider13) to targets and within budgets set.

About Pembridge

Pembridge is a Professional Services Firm established in 2001 that has provided support for over 2,000 companies within the fast moving creative digital and tech sectors. We work with teams who are passionate about growth and creating value by providing professional advice around; growth, fund raising, strategy and exit. Pembridge launched Collider in 2013, its first accelerator for B2Brand companies.

About Collider

After the success of the Collider12 programme, Pembridge are seeking a dynamic Programme Director to deliver future Collider programmes. Collider is a B2Brand Startup Accelerator: a year long programme designed exclusively for Startup companies that solve the problems that brands face. B2Brand Startups are the genre of mobile, internet, technical and creative Startups which see a business opportunity in products or services that can be of value to global brands. It is an accelerator project initiated by Pembridge Partnership Ltd backed with £400,000 loan capital from Creative England and £600,000 of private investment. It aims to take 10 Startup companies through an intense programme working with brands, coaches and mentors so they can create financial returns and jobs and contribute to sustainable growth for the UK economy.

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We’re Hiring! PR and Community Manager required

PR Manager For Advisers To Entrepreneurial Startups 

Pembridge Partnership Ltd provides finance and advice to startup and early stage mobile, internet, creative and technology firms. We seek a communicator to promote the firm and raise its profile more widely throughout the VC, small business and consulting industry.

Job Overview We seek a rounded communicator to represent Pembridge and the work of its clients and investee companies to the outside world. The job includes writing articles, blog posts, presentations and speeches and liaising with magazines, newspapers and event organisers to help promote the Pembridge story. A very large part of the job includes looking after our social media and web properties and Community Management.

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We’re Hiring! Terrific Programme Manager required

Pembridge Partnership Limited seeks a sales oriented programme manager to find and deliver new company introductions with a special focus on the Growth Accelerator project where we work with other stakeholders to help high growth businesses with access to finance.

About Pembridge

Pembridge is a Professional Services Firm established in 2001 that has provided support for over 2,000 companies within the fast moving creative digital and tech sectors. We work with teams who are passionate about growth and creating value by providing professional advice around; growth, fund raising, strategy and exit.

The sector is fast moving and growing. We now require a results focused programme manager who can take advantage of this growth, convert and build on existing networks into commercial opportunities for Pembridge.

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Collider12 in The FT

Above: Collider12 coverage in The FT this weekend. Get involved. Get in touch.

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Collider12 Launches

Creative England and Ingenious invest in new “Collider” scheme to help early-stage businesses work with larger corporates to develop new products and services

Creative England, Ingenious Media and Pembridge announce the launch today of Collider12, an accelerator programme to support early stage businesses that are developing technologies and products to help brands engage with their consumers.

Creative England is backing the programme with £500k in loan capital secured from the Regional Growth Fund. The businesses will match this with £500k of equity investment raised from private sources. Pembridge will provide coaching and mentoring support to those accepted onto the programme. Pembridge and Ingenious are both investors in the programme.

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Is Crowd Source Funding Really a Silver Bullet for Games Industry Funding?

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The computer games industry sometimes seems small, maybe most industries are small when you know most of the players, but the Games Invest event (put together by Jamie Sefton @Seffers007 ) running alongside Eurogamer, had all the usual protagonists, with one new entry.

It was the first time at Games Invest that a player from the crowd funding, err, crowd, had presented. John Vaskis from Indiegogo gave a thought provoking presentation with some detail about why you might choose this route to funding and some good insights as to what works for those raising funds.

According to John those businesses running fund raising campaigns on their platform raise 114% more funds if a video is included than those without. Not a product video but one where the founders are talking to camera and are passionate about what they are doing. Furthermore, those businesses that make at least 1 company update per week raise 100% more funds than those that don’t.

Valuable insights, but not unique to crowd funding. Raising funds is all about selling: selling yourself, selling your business proposition and ultimately selling new shares in the business. Great preparation, communicating with potential investors, getting and responding to feedback every step of the way will all help ensure success, whatever source of funding you go after.

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