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Invest in The Portfolio Collective

We reached 103% of our crowdfunding goal!

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By 2030 over half of all workers will be independent – effectively running their own single employee companies. This is the biggest change to how the world works since the factory and office were invented. Our mission is to help those professionals who go independent launch and sustain successful portfolio careers.  

Why are these changes happening to the way we work? Firstly, organisations – led by startups & scaleups – are looking for new ways to accelerate hiring, reduce fixed costs and tap into global expertise. As a result, demand for portfolio professionals is booming. In parallel, the ‘Great Resignation’ is leading to millions of highly skilled professionals moving away from corporate jobs, choosing instead to embrace the frreedom, flexibility and higher earnings that a portfolio career has to offer.

However, navigating this transition can be difficult and lonely. That’s why we’re building the world’s largest and most collaborative community for portfolio professionals. Your investment can make that future a reality.

Eager to help shape the future of TPC?

Building the new economy

At its core, a portfolio career is all about freedom and entrepreneurship. Professionals are drawn to this lifestyle because it allows them to embrace their passions and monetise their skills and knowledge in a multitude of ways, whether that be through freelancing, consulting, launching a side hustle or providing focused expertise. Helping startups & scaleups is also more appealing than working for large, rigid organisations.

According to Henley Business School, 25% of UK adults currently had a side hustle in 2018, and that number is on track to be 50% by 2028. Yet it’s not just side hustles that are increasing in popularity. The pandemic inspired more professionals around the world to work independently as freelancers, focused experts and everything in between. We’re determined to educate and support those people – our tribe – as they navigate their way towards more fulfilling careers.

“The Portfolio Collective is different because of the people. The team works really hard to bring us all together and members show up every day for each other. It’s such an eclectic mix of experience and careers. You never know what you’re going to get, but it’s always incredibly helpful.”

Nicola Twiston Davies, Community member

Why invest in The Portfolio Collective?

We call ourselves a “lifetime accelerator” because we nurture professionals throughout their entire portfolio career journey. To do this we have built a community platform that provides hands-on support through learning, collaboration and well-matched work opportunities.

Since our launch in July 2020 we’ve had over 150,000+ unique visitors, signed up 6,000+ professionals, hosted 200+ virtual events and run 10 cohorts of our 5-star rated Catapult course.

In 2022, we’re planning to scale and automate our proven talent matching service for startups and scaleups – where demand is overwhelming. This will be our first major revenue generator. We will also introduce ‘virtual company’ tools that allow our members to take on more complex projects in teams, competing with larger consultancies. In other words, this is just the beginning of the journey.

We estimate that – at scale and with full monetisation in place – a typical monthly visitor would generate over £60 in revenue per year and stay for three years, giving a lifetime value of £180+. Due to strong SEO and referrals, our marketing costs are low and we’re currently acquiring signups for around £5. As we scale our visitors into the millions, we believe this has strong unicorn potential. With your investment, we can drive these initiatives even further.

“I went through the Catapult course myself and I just knew this was going to be an area that would grow. I wanted to invest because I knew more people would be embracing a portfolio career.”

Ian Carrington, Investor

So how can you invest?

Invest with us directly

We are taking investments via an Advance Subscription Agreement (ASA). This is the UK equivalent of a US ‘SAFE’. You can invest your money now, then we’ll convert that into shares when this funding round closes, on exactly the same terms as the crowdfund. 

To help us manage the administration of multiple shareholders, the minimum investment through this mechanism is £25,000. 

Our community at a glance

  • Top countries: UK, USA, India, Germany, South Africa, Portugal, Spain, Canada, Poland, Netherlands

     

  • Career stage: Mid-career (80% are aged 30-55)

     

  • Gender: 40% male, 60% female

     

  • Education: 80% have professional degrees (engineering, law, veterinary, medicine, architecture, design, MBA, etc) from top 20% universities

     

  • Professional backgrounds: Big company execs (ex-Google, Facebook, WPP, Barclays), startup C-level execs, consultants, academics, journalists, creatives etc.

     

  • Type of portfolio careers in order of size:

Meet our founders

Ben Legg
CEO
Ben is an engineer, proven global technology CEO, McKinsey consultant, and the former COO of Google Europe, as well as an award-winning author and acknowledged thought leader on the future of society. He has mentored dozens of smart, ambitious people for decades, and now wants to do so at an industrial scale.

Fiona Chorlton-Voong
COO
Fiona studied design at Central Saint Martins before working in fashion (LVMH). She then branched out to work in VCs and startups, most recently as COO of HighNetWork, a professional networking platform.

Jesús Iniesta
CTO

Jesus is a genius engineer who started his career at Telefonica before building the technology platforms for Hackajob and HighNetWork. He built our entire platform single handedly in three months – check it out.

We also have nine additional team members and several open positions we’re looking to fill in the coming months.

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