November Newsletter

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Fund Updates

Somehow 2020 is already drawing to a close and it's nearly that time of year again 🎄  

We will be providing a wrap-up of this year's activities and more in the coming weeks, so make sure that you're following us on our LinkedIn and Twitter channels. 

Throughout November we: 
Welcome Dorm to the RLC Family
Named as a Finalists in the Best SEIS Manager
RLC ranked #12 on Most Active Impact Funds by 
Portfolio Updates
What We've Written 

🚨 Introducing Dorm

📣 Announcing our latest Investment in Dorm, who are building a University for the Passion Economy.

⭐ We co-led their round alongside our good friends Playfair Capital.
💰 $1m Round.
🥶 Met via an inbound cold email.
🔌 Participation from Social Starts, Flint Capital, The Fund and Plug and Play.
👼 As well as some brilliant Angels either side of the Atlantic.

All of us are excited to be part of this journey alongside Ranbir Arora and Taras Polischuk.

We are witnessing some genuinely exciting developments within the Passion Economy and can't wait to see them build the education system for the creators of tomorrow.

Read more about why we backed them here.                        

📣 Portfolio Company Updates 

Reached 900,000+ Users this month! - A huge milestone for the company as they expect to hit the 1,000,000 mark by next year! We are so thrilled to be backing them on their journey in empowering employees globally. 

Marketing and Features!  - Be sure to check out Scribless' guide to marketing through Covid - read here on how they are making marketing more personal and do check out this article about a handwritten letter from a pilot! - read here for more.

Black Friday Marketing Advice - The team at Greendeck wrote a great article on ways to improve marketing during Black Friday. For more read here.

🗞 Fund Updates

RLC Named as Finalist in 'Best SEIS Manager' Award

RLC Nominated as 'Best SEIS Investment Manager' 2020

We are extremely excited to have been named a finalist in the 'Best SEIS Investment Manager' category for the 2020 Growth Investor Awards.

RLC Ranked #12 as the Most Active Impact Investors in Europe

We are pleased to be recognised as one of the most active seed funds in the European tech scene according to the recent list by - see the full list We are honoured to be apart of an eco-system that will help shape the future of how we use technology in an impactful and thoughtful way. 

Portfolio Showcase Webinar

In early November we hosted our annual Portfolio Showcase event for close members of RLC's network. Organise, Condense Reality, Crowd Data Systems and Dorm all presented on the evening. 

TableCrowd Event

Reece and Oliver both hosted a virtual dinner with a number of early-stage founders last week. They discussed many things, mainly focusing on pre-seed readiness. 

A huge thanks to Claire and the TableCrowd team for having us!

🎙 Listen to the latest podcast episodes on Pollcast! 

The podcast where we let you, the audience, decide the topic of discussion and find the best individual possible to help us discuss! To vote on the next topic, whether it be on Venture Capital, Entrepreneurship or Current Affairs, follow @reecechowdhry or @RLCVentures on Linkedin and Twitter.  

Listen to our first few episodes here.

🖊️ What we wrote

All of the following items were published on our new blog, found at

A guide to S(EIS) Advanced Assurance - read here

Everything you need to know about VC Term Sheets - read here

Want to know more about EIS Loss Relief? - read here

What we've been reading, listening to or watching. 


The Market Curve - by Sequoia Partner Mike Vernal 
Mapping the Creator Economy - by Hugo Amsellem

Building a Brand with CEO of Crest Comms Rhiannon Evans-Young on Pollcast.


The Queens Gambit - a great series that will be sure to make you fall in love with the game of chess! Available on Netflix.  

Portfolio Jobs

Some of our portfolio companies are hiring:
See the open roles below at each companies careers page: 

Condense Reality


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