Will you edit my demo video?
We will not edit your demo video; we expect the final version you share with up to be of a standard which is acceptable for investors to receive. On the occasion we do not feel the video is up to standard, we will inform you of our view and why.
Will you write my business details for me?
No, incomplete applications will not be considered. You are best placed to advise on your business, its achievements and aspirations.
What should or shouldn’t I put in my demo video?
Please refer to the guidelines for demos.
What is Barclays role?
Barclays role is to share demos of aspiring start ups who are seeking to raise capital with a wide range of investors across a variety of sectors. We will not make direct connections to investors or promote you demo any differently to other businesses.
How often will you share demo videos to investors?
We aspire to share these mails regularly with investors. Dependent upon demand, we anticipate sending between 1 and 2 of these mails per month.
Will you connect me with specific investors?
No, we share your demo amongst a wide-range of investors, across multiple sectors and geographies. We will not make specific introductions.
Which investors will see my demo?
The demo videos will be collated into an email and shared with a wide range of registered and certified investors which have previously asked to receive such mails. We cannot guarantee which investors will watch your video or attempt to get in touch.
How do investors get in touch?
Your preferred contact details will be taken within the application template and used by investors to connect. There is no guarantee that any investors will get in touch.
Can I reach out to investors directly?
Yes, you may reach out to investors.
Will you share which investors will be sent my demo?
No, we will be unable to advise which investors have received or viewed your demo. We can confirm the number of investors which will have been sent the demo, but not the investor name or contact.
How long does this process take?
We ask that you complete the simple application template. If you have been selected to create a video, it is up to you how long you spend on creating the demo. You can view some examples of demos we have previously on our website.
Do I need to complete all the boxes on the application template?
Yes, we have only asked for information which we will be portraying towards the investors. There are character-limited segments which provide you the opportunity to describe your offering as well as questions which demonstrate the position your business is currently in.
Is there a cost?
No, this service is offered free of charge. Barclays will not seek any payment or equity in return for this process. You will be engaging investors to potentially take a stake in your business. You should seek independent financial advice to ensure you are comfortable with this.
How many times can I add to the directory?
You may apply when you are seeking to raise capital. We appreciate this may take several months and happen on various occasions as your business grows. You are welcome to resubmit a request to be involved, thought we would expect the business to be in a different position than at the previous submission.
How long will my video be live for?
The video will be shared only once with the group of investors. The demo will be live via link on YouTube for a period of 3 months.
Are there any risks?
i)You will be placing information about your business into the public domain with the intended consumption by investors. You should consider if any of the information you write or present in your video or text should remain confidential.
ii) You are entering in to this with the intention of exchanging equity for cash, you should seek independent financial advice if necessary.
iii) While we do our best to maintain the certification of investors, we do not measure or regard their credibility. You should perform your own due diligence and fact-checking as part of your transaction.
iv) There is no guarantee that an investor will reach out to you.