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Bippit recently closed a seed round on SeedLegals. Samuel Lathey, Co-Founder and CEO of Bippit, the financial planning
I previously worked for over a decade in the Wealth Management industry, but it was always incredibly frustrating that the Financial Planning services still cost at least £500, and were only available to the super-rich.
But now, with next-gen technology like A.I. and Open Banking, we can actually automate financial plans for people… and the best part about being able to automate them, is that we can deliver them for the price of a cup of coffee!
So we built Bippit to deliver financial plans for students and young professionals who haven’t built any meaningful savings yet. You simply connect your accounts to Bippit’s app, we use A.I. to analyse the data, and this delivers an achievable financial plan that takes the guesswork out of managing your finances.
We closed a modest Angel round earlier this year to get us to market, and we’re now preparing an institutional Seed Round to fuel our continued growth
I genuinely can’t imagine how we would have navigated the complexity of our funding round without SeedLegals… from negotiating terms, formalising employment contracts, and managing our cap table, I think we have saved 100’s of hours and 1000’s of pounds in total
As founders, we’re constantly on the look-out for tools and tech that will save time and allow our modest resources to deliver the most progress. Seedlegals offers that in spades, by seamlessly dealing with some of the most time-consuming admin that a Startup will have to deal with.
Before finding & approaching a number of idea-stage investors, we first bounced our ideas & proposition off some VC’s in the fintech space that I was connected to through my Wealth Management career.
After further developing the idea, and refining our message, we closed our round with a group of high-level Angel Investors who we found through our network and from requesting warm intros on LinkedIn.
A good way to start is by using resources like Crunchbase or LinkedIn to search for Angels. Focus first on those who’ve invested previously in companies at the same stage & in the same industry as you, and then branch out from there.
Bippit’s Beta will be launching in October this year, and the waiting list is growing quickly on
We’re moving as fast as possible, so we can get our financial plans into people’s hands, and start dealing with the unnecessary confusion that surrounds this part of our lives.