Help us accelerate the future of work

Invest in The Portfolio Collective

A drastic change is happening in the world of white collar work. Organisations – led by startups and scaleups – are looking for new ways to accelerate hiring, reduce fixed costs and open the doors to global expertise. As a result, demand for portfolio professionals is booming.

In parallel, millions of highly skilled professionals are shifting away from traditional modes of working, choosing instead to embrace the freedom, flexibility and higher earnings a portfolio career has to offer. However, navigating this transition can be difficult and lonely. That’s why we’re on a mission to build the world’s largest and most collaborative community for portfolio professionals. Your investment can help make that future a reality.

Discover what we’re doing to drive this change.

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Building the new economy

At its very 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.

According to the OECD, there will be roughly 180 million portfolio professionals by 2030. 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 100,000 unique visitors, signed up 5,000 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 (~ £3m run rate by end 2022). 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 repeat users for around £5. As we scale our visitors into the millions, this has strong unicorn potential. With your investment, we can drive these initiatives even further.

We are now focused on the next stages of fundraising – from a crowdfund, a UK government grant and larger investors. We are particularly excited about the crowdfund, as it is a great opportunity for our members to invest.

“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?

Join our crowdfund

In early 2022, we’ll be launching a crowdfunding campaign via Seedrs, a leading crowdfunding platform. This allows us to get the word out to lots of angel investors, regardless of the investment amount. So far, we already have over £160,000 committed by 60 members of our community. You can register your interest by clicking the button below.

Invest early with an ASA

Crowdfunds can oversubscribe, so if you want to guarantee your investment you can invest early. With an Advance Subscription Agreement (ASA) you can invest your money now, then we’ll convert that into shares during our next funding round.

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

Join one of our upcoming investor calls

Over the next few months, we’ll be hosting regular investor calls for anyone interested in learning more about our future plans. You can sign up by clicking on one of the following dates below:

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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