Founders

Shark Channel is a holistic entrepreneurial ecosystem that empowers StartUps and Ventures to obtain the exact support they need from seasoned investors worldwide.

Nevertheless the stage your StartUp/ Venture is in (seed, early stage, early growth, second stage), secure your future now with Shark Channel, the only investment platform that offers Founders maximum convenience, virtually unlimited business opportunities, and a head start on cultivating a personal relationship with investors via our innovative video pitch feature.

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Expand Your Horizons

Investing in a Startup bears a certain resemblance to dating – if there is no chemistry, the partnership will soon falter. Nonetheless, Investors normally only get to know Startups from dry, formal documents that make it difficult to connect with the people behind the idea on a personal level. Our innovative video pitch function is designed to remove that barrier, restoring the human touch, and making it possible for all parties to truly understand each other.

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  • Global Networking
    Opportunities
  • Leave geographical confines behind to expand your business network on a truly global scale. Get to know our diverse community of investors from all countries and all backgrounds to match with an investor that is as enthusiastic about your goals as you are, complete with the expertise to make your dream a reality.

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  • Support
    Beyond Funding
  • We believe in the power of an investor to transform the fate of a Startup/ Venture. In line with that, we feel it’s a shame that conventional investment platforms completely overlook the numerous beneficial experiences/ resources/ services investors can offer a Startup by limiting their role to that of a funding machine. Tell us more about your requests, the resources you need, everything from risk capital, distribution support abroad, brand development capabilities to working space or infrastructure.

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  • Channelling Values and
    Personality Via Video
  • Impress investors with your passion and convictions in a personally directed video where you can explain your mission to them in your own words. Simply submit supporting documents (along with a written pitch as well if you so desire) together with your video pitch to give prospective investors a complete picture of what your company does and what it stands for.

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Get Value for Money

Film and upload video pitches, edit your profile as often as necessary, and freely request contact details from investors you are interested in partnering with under our attractively priced Premium subscription plan. Prior to committing to the Premium plan, you may opt to try the free Basic plan.

Safeguard Your Personal Information

Feel safe entrusting your personal data and business information to Shark Channel, where we take data privacy standards very seriously in line with Swiss laws. The information you provide, which will be stored in a secure server within Switzerland, will never be shared with third parties without your express consent.

How it works for Founders

  1.   Create an Account for free.

    Easily create an account by entering basic information such as your name and email address.

  2.   Update Personal Information for free.

    Sign into your account with the pre-set password to access your dashboard. Once open, select the ‘Edit Profile’ tab and click on the ‘Personal Information’ section to enter all required information. You may update these details anytime.

  3.   Select a Subscription Plan.

    To select your preferred subscription package, click on the ‘Subscription’ section in the ‘Edit Profile’ tab. While you may choose from either the Basic or Premium plan, we strongly recommend investing in Premium. With the Premium plan you grant access for investors to your full profile and your contact details as well. In addition, you are in the position to upload a video pitch. We have recognized that startups with a video pitch are visited 10 time more than startups without a video pitch.

  4.   Indicate Collaboration Preferences for free.

    After selecting a subscription plan, check the boxes in the ‘Preferences’ section to indicate which business resources (e.g., funding, consultation services, administrative support) your startup requires as well as which industries you prefer investors to have experience in. Please do not skip this step as it is vital for matching purposes.

  5.   Create and Upload Pitch.

    Click on the ‘Create New Project’ button in the ‘My Startups’ tab to create and upload a new pitch deck if you are ready. All changes to information uploaded in this section will be autosaved for your convenience. Alternatively, you may leave this section blank until you have fully fleshed out your business idea.

Once you have completed all 5 steps above (or 4, if you skipped the final step) you are ready.

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Plans & Pricing

Basic

Free
  • BASIC SUBSCRIPTION
  • 3 MONTHS / FREE
  •       Profile creation
  •       Upload written pitch
  •       LIMITED Profile visibility
  •       Own contact details displayed
  •       Upload video pitch
  • IF APPROVED FROM INVESTOR:
  •       Chat functionality with investor
  •       View investor contact details
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Premium

120MO
  • PREMIUM SUBSCRIPTION
  • 3 MONTHS / 120.- MONTH
  •       Profile creation
  •       Upload written pitch
  •       FULL Profile visibility
  •       Own contact details displayed
  •       Upload video pitch
  • IF APPROVED FROM INVESTOR:
  •       Chat functionality with investor
  •       View investor contact details
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*Please note that Premium subscription fees must be paid upfront each 3 months.

FAQ for Founders

Does Shark Channel restrict any startups from registering?

We accept startups from all industries and all countries we operate in provided the founders have attained the age of majority in their respective countries.

How do I sign up to Shark Channel?

Please refer to our step-by-step guide.

I forgot my password. What should I do?

Simply request to reset your password via this link.

Must I pay to register as a founder?

Our Basic subscription plan is free while our Premium plan is not. While you may choose from either the Basic or Premium plan, we strongly recommend investing in Premium.

With the Premium plan you grant access for investors to your full profile and your contact details as well. In addition, you are in the position to upload a video pitch. We have recognized that startups with a video pitch are visited 10 time more than startups without a video pitch.

Will I receive a refund if I cancel my Premium subscription before the end date?

The decision to join Shark Channel is like the decision to take a swim. Once you jumped into the water you are wet. There will be no refund for a cancellation before the end date.

Who can assess my personal and business information?

Limited business information like country of origin, sector you are active in, actual turnover and your request will be publicly visible. Only Premium Subscribers will be able to view your full business information included in your pitch as well as basic personal information like your contact details.

Will Shark Channel support me with creating and editing my pitch?

While we provide basic guides to creating both written and filmed pitches, we are regretfully unable to offer personalized support at this point of time. However, we do review all pitches and supporting documents before publication to ensure adherence to a certain standard and the inclusion of all vital information. Founders will be notified of any necessary amendments by our editorial team.

How long does the review process take?

The process normally takes one to two working days. Upon completion, the pitch will either be published immediately or returned to the owner for further editing.

I spotted an error in my pitch after publication. Can I still correct it?

Yes, at any time you can update or make corrections in your pitch after publication. Changes will be reviewed by the site administrator to ensure adherence to a certain standard and the inclusion of all vital information.

How long will my pitch be displayed?

Each pitch will be displayed for 3 months from the date of publication and be taken down once the period expires.

Is it possible to extend the display duration if I have not met my targets?

At any time the subscription plan can be prolonged.

I founded more than one Startup. Can I raise funds / request alternative resources for all my startups under one account?

You can register multiple projects in the ‘My Startups’ tab on your dashboard. But for each startup you have to choose an own subscription plan. This means under one account you can open up several startup projects, but for each startup you have to choose an own subscription plan.

How do I reach out to prospective investors

Premium subscribers can send investors a request for their contact details. Alternatively, you may add the investor to the ‘Prospective Investors’ tab and wait for them to contact you if they’re interested.

Does Shark Channel hold investment funds in escrow or intervene in the collaboration process in any other way?

No, Shark Channel holds no investment funds in escrow or intervenes in the collaboration process. Our involvement is limited to providing investors and founders with a platform to connect with each other. All collaboration arrangements are determined and carried out by the parties themselves.