The science behind gut instinct.

We've spent the last five years building and testing our rating system, which sits at the heart of all we do.

Changing Early-stage Growth Investing for Good

Combining human insight and clever tech, the Capital Pilot Rating and Assessment is an in-depth analysis of investability. 

We built it for founders, to help them enhance their investor proposition and guide them towards improved fundraising outcomes. We offer it to accelerators, to help them improve fundraising performance across their cohorts and measure impact and outcomes.

"Capital Pilot's services are high quality and well-principled in terms of addressing fundraising issues for startups and scale-ups. They are informative and generous and use their connections to create win:win outcomes."

- IAN TRACEY, ANCHOREDIN

For Founders
A window into the minds of angels and VCs

Early-stage fundraising is time-consuming and inefficient. We’ve designed a package of services to make it just a bit easier for founders.

 

Our Rating and Assessment gives you insight into how angels and VCs will react to your investor proposition - without the subjective bias.

 

With the assessment we provide investor matching, help connecting with

investors, and access to a wealth of free resources, tools and selected partner services to help you on every stage of your fundraising journey.

Key Features

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Rating

Onboard with us in less than 30 minutes - upload your pitch deck and financial model and leave the rest to us! 

We'll deliver your Rating and 24-page Assessment Report in just a few days, filled with insightful and actionable feedback on your overall investor proposition.

We recommend receiving your rating and assessment before you start your funding outreach to investors to ensure your proposition is optimised for success. 

With your score in hand, you can approach investors confidently—safe in the knowledge that you're ready to make a great first impression.

Investor Matches

Capital Pilot has built its own whole-of-market investor matching tool. 

We collate a list of investors interested in businesses similar to yours, taking sector, geography, development stage and raise size into account. 

Capital Pilot investor matching helps you identify where to start your fundraising search.

META

We're really excited to work with University College London (UCL) to provide Capital Pilot ranked founders with access to the META Disruptive Talent assessment.

 

This measures entrepreneurial talent and provides founders with a report which explains the relevance of your scores to your business.

BoostFund

COMING SOON

With the launch of our Boost Fund, top startups will qualify automatically for funding on fixed terms based purely on their Capital Pilot Investability Rating.

Decisions are made within a week—the quickest turnaround in the market—helping you built confidence and momentum in your fundraise.

New and existing Capital Pilot companies will be automatically assessed when the fund launches later this year.

Accelerators 

Improved focus and outcomes for your cohorts

Our rating and assessment can be embedded into accelerator programmes to help with selecting and benchmarking cohort members. It can also be used as a diagnostic tool to suggest areas of focus to improve fundraising outcomes.

Cohort members benefit from our Founder-focused services including investor matching and access and our free resources, tools and selected partner services that help Founders during every stage of the fundraising journey—including the Boost Fund.

Utilising the objective and standardised data collected during our rating process, we create performance dashboards for Accelerator programmes to help measure outcomes and impact.

Key Features​

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Filtering

There's no need to have founders complete long forms that are only relevant to your programme. 

Capital Pilot can act as an initial filter, or look after the entire selection for your programme, delivering a helpful short form rating report on each candidate

allowing you to get on with the important job of supporting successful candidates.

We take the stress out of rejecting unsuccessful candidates by providing access to resources and support to help them on their way.

Rating and Assessment

Embed single or multiple assessments into your accelerator process to provide objective investability feedback to cohort members, along with a measure of their improvement through the programme.

As an independent service provider we can help you capture data which measures the impact of your programme on outcomes, and enables you to attract the best candidates to future cohorts.

BoostFund

COMING SOON

With the launch of our Boost Fund, top startups will qualify automatically for funding on fixed terms based purely on their Capital Pilot Investability Rating.

Decisions are made within a week—the quickest turnaround in the market—helping you built confidence and momentum in your fundraise.

New and existing Capital Pilot companies will be automatically assessed when the fund launches later this year.

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Angel and VC Investors
Saving time and effort in your selection process

Use our Filtering Rating service to streamline your dealflow pipeline. Let us do the work to sift the tens from the hundreds. 

 

Find out more about the Boost Fund - our entirely new early-stage growth company investment structure.

 

Tools and resources for angels and VCs to build fundraising efficiency and optimize risk/reward.

Key Features

Filtering

Sifting through the thousands of applications for funding as a VC is time-consuming and inefficient. Our Filtering Rating can sift through your pipeline quickly and highlight the businesses you should really spend time on.

 

Angels are often time-poor too. Our rating gives you confidence in the quality of the companies which approach you for funding before you start to spend your time with them.

 

We can also provide a “nice no” to rejected companies; helping them to improve their investor proposition, and signposting them towards other matching investors.

Dealflow Newsletter

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