Turbocharge your fundraising with the Pitch Deck Accelerator

The UP AND TO THE RIGHT Pitch Deck Accelerator will turbocharge both your deck and fundraising process. It's a cohort-based guided course led by one of the UK's most successful Angel investors. Discover the insider tradecraft learned from advising start-ups that raised over $1bn. Get expert input into every stage of your deck so it becomes a world beater.

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An unmissable opportunity...

Marcus Exall was amongst the first backers of start-up successes such as Improbable and Monese. He's led or advised dozens of successful strat-ups. Now he will take you through the entire start-up pitch deck process over an 8 week cohort-based programme. He'll work on your deck with you and answer every question. There's no better way to perfect your pitch deck and prepare yourself for the fundraising process.

ONLY £2,499 / $3,199 / €2,999

Course overview

The course is a guided cohort-based programme that only runs for times a year. Reserve your place with a deposit and you will be included in the next cohort, which is for a maximum of 10 early stage start-up founders.

The programme works on the flipped classroom model. You will be given lifetime access to the START-UP PITCH DECK COURSE online curriculum, and expected to consume the online content before each session. Marcus will guide you through how to do everything brilliantly over eight one hour zoom sessions, during which you can ask questions and share your work in progress. You will have daily access to Marcus through the exclusive cohort online community, where you can also get help from founders just like you.

At the end of the course, you will get both a comprehensive deck review to polish your deck and a one hour call with Marcus to discuss your best fundraising options.  

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Build skills and confidence

Founders face several fundraising challenges: how to do it well, how to know if your deck and pitch is any good, and how to prepare for your first contact with investors. The Pitch Deck Accelerator gives you a unique opportunity to master in three in a relaxed, supportive environment. 

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Unique insights and tools

The course content is entirely original, with 32 tools to help you solve tricky problems. Marcus only works with a small number of companies each year, and you can get him working on your deck and sharing personal insights that could make all the difference.

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Support from peers 

You will be in a cohort of no more than 10 early stage founders. We'll make sure there are no commercial conflicts so you can support each other on the road to fundraising success.


Your instructor: Marcus Exall

Marcus may be a successful serial entrepreneur. He may be an experienced and highly successful Angel investor. He may also have been the brains, guiding hand or early money behind start-up triumphs, such as Monese, Mendi, Nomio, Clim8 and Improbable. But he is a lifelong supporter of Queens Park Rangers, so his judgement is not faultless. He has been around the tech scene since the dotcom days, so he either knows everyone, or has been for tea with their mother. He’s nice, like that. So if he can’t solve your problems, he knows someone who can.

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The Pitch Deck Accelerator

£2,499 / $3,199 / €2,999

Lifetime access to all content and cohort community

  • 8 weekly sessions of instruction from a top Angel investor
  • Comprehensive Start-Up Pitch Deck Course curriculum
  • Cohort support community
  • Opportunity to ask questions throughout
  • A full deck review to polish your deck
  • A 60 minute call to discuss your fundraising approach

Book your place: only 40 available per year

The UP AND TO THE RIGHT Pitch Deck Accelerator only runs once each quarter. Reserve your place on the next course by paying a deposit. We will confirm your place immediately, share session details nearer the time. The balance must be paid 6 weeks prior to the start of your programme. 

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'Working with Marcus and Nick has been a magical experience. They've helped me crack my own pitch deck and messaging. They've done the same for startups we invested in. They can do it for you as well.' 

Peet Denny, Founding Partner - Climate VC

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As an angel investor you have the ability to influence and make a real difference with the value you can add. Marcus does this through his startup investments and Nick has added so much value along my journey including through the Thunderdome where I perfected my pitch deck and purpose statement. Big thank you to the U2R team!'

Andy Ayim, MBE and founder of Angel Investing School

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'The team at U2R are the real deal. They have been there and done it. For me that is the type of person I trust to give advice/ guidance, not self appointed experts.'

Scott Wylie, serial founder and CEO of Seven