Julianne Ponan and Matthew Ford.
An incredible funding journey
We caught up with them to ask a little more about their funding journey, how they have gone about it and what the trigger has been together with who has helped them along the way and how they felt as they were about to launch the campaign. Importantly we ask what advice they would give other Couplepreneurs embarking on their funding campaign. We also wanted to understand more about their journey within the growing Couplepreneurs community. You can see more on our interview with Julianne and Matt’s earlier this year here.
If you would like to feature your stories in our regular Couplepreneurs Journeys out to the global community please get in touch with Patricia Bacon, the Founder of Couplepreneurs, on email@example.com
You can also meet Julianne and Matt at our next drinks global community evening on Thursday, 18th October – this is for aspiring, current and exited Couplepreneurs and an opportunity to mix with so many inspiring businesses and meet some of our Trusted Advisors too.
You joined Couplepreneurs after our launch event in March this year – what is your experience of the community so far? How have you benefitted from joining?
How have you gone about funding until now – you did try back in 2013 and you have also appeared on the Dragons Den – were these successful for you?
Tell us more about the funding process? How long did it take to get the funding campaign ready and did this have any impact on the business?
How did you feel as you set out and then at the end of the first week after the campaign going live?
What will you use the money for?
What advice would you give to another Couplepreneur looking for funding?
Author of Reboot Your Business and Founder of Funding Nav.
A note from one of our Trusted Advisors
Couplepreneurs is a global community for couple owned businesses to meet, share and inspire their stories and come together to support and be supported through each other and our Trusted Advisor Network within the Community. We ask what Stephen Sacks, one of our Trusted Advisors thinks. Stephen is an expert on funding options and runs Funding Nav to support our community who are looking for funding. You can meet Stephen at our next breakfast meeting on 3rd October at 8.30am where we will be talking about Free Cash and Funding for your business. Details are here to sign up.
Stephen says “Julianne and Matt’s story is really encouraging and should inspire other couplepreneurs to seriously consider scaling and demonstrates that being a couple is certainly no barrier. In fact given the huge amount of work involved in fundraising the fact that Julianne was able to dedicate herself to that task whilst trusting Matt to crack on with running the business was a decided advantage. Having secured investment before fully launching meant that there was a huge momentum to the raise ensuring success so all credit to them both.”
A real couplepreneur success and a demonstration of the value in this network!