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Interested in co-investing
alongside the Boost Fund?


A highly collaborative approach to startup funding

The Boost Fund takes a very collaborative approach when it comes to startup funding. We typically invest less than a third of a particular round, always working alongside angels, syndicates, VCs and family offices who lead and price the round. Our investment style is passive.


Our high-volume approach means that we expect always to have a pipeline of dealflow which has met the Boost Fund quality threshold as established by Capital Pilot’s investability rating, and we are keen to share our pipeline with our investor partners.


It’s in everybody’s interest to ensure every Boost Fund investee completes its funding round as quickly as possible.

Key considerations

for co-investors

  1. Significant volumes of deals.

  2. Dealflow validated through Capital Pilot’s proven Investability Rating system.

  3. Use our dealflow filter to highlight deals that meet your investment criteria - or - 

  4. Browse the portfolio of Boost Fund investees.

How it works for investors

The Boost Fund aims to build a large portfolio of passive minority investments in UK-based startups, principally at the seed stage. Boost Fund 1 will invest in approximately 100 companies in 3-6 months.

Each investment will be £50,000 in equity, typically representing less than one-third of a startup’s target fundraise amount and less than 10% of the startup’s equity.

Funds will be disbursed immediately upon approval by the Fund’s investment committee and signature of an Advanced Subscription Agreement based on a standard equity valuation formula driven by the final deal terms agreed by the startup with other investors.
Companies are selected for investment using Capital Pilot’s Investability Rating system. This measures the strength of a company’s investor proposition, acting as an indicator of future success. Companies that meet the set rating threshold are taken through an online confirmatory due diligence process before being passed to the Fund’s investment committee for final approval.


The entire selection and investment approval process takes as little as two weeks and is designed to be objective and transparent. By automating the process and limiting human input the Boost Fund aims to avoid bias, increase efficiency, reduce costs, and build diverse portfolios of high-quality businesses.


As soon as the Boost Fund completes an investment it will be shared with our co-investor network based on the investment criteria provided to us.

Want more information?

Join our co-investor network to access the Boost Fund dealflow:

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Please note: Angel investors are subject to self-certification as high net worth or sophisticated investor.

Interested in investing in the next Boost Fund?

Boost Fund 1 is closed to investment, but further funds are planned for 2023. Drop us a note and we'll let you know when future funds are open for investment.


Capital Pilot Advisory is a trading name of Sturgeon Ventures LLP (FRN: 452811), which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

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