Silicon Valley-based Ureeka (recently raised $8.6M in venture capital investment) provides a platform for underrepresented founders and small businesses to gain access to the expertise needed to grow their businesses.
Franklin Advisory helped develop their programming and proprietary growth-framework asynchronous curriculum, as well as creating “Ureeka Connect,” a shark tank-style, virtual pitch competition connecting startups to investors and capital. Franklin Advisory brought investors with global investment portfolios featuring companies such as Square, Airbnb, Pinterest, and more.
Franklin Advisory created and executed a vetting and due diligence process for the participating companies, and strategically invited investors that would best align with the vetted participating companies. As an interesting example of Franklin’s work with Ureeka, please see this Forbes article: Black Girl Sunscren Secures $1 Million From Female Investor Amid COVID-1.