We hope that everyone had a great September, we've certainly been busy of the past month!
We launched our website, attended numerous events, started a podcast and have had one of our portfolio companies successfully acquired! October isn't set to be any slower, with another exciting deal being done, a portfolio company webinar and more events to be attended... watch this space.
In this months edition we will cover:
- BettingMetrics Acquired by Game Lounge
- Portfolio Updates
- Website Launch
🚨 BettingMetrics Acquired By Game Lounge
We are proud to announce that one of our portfolio companies BettingMetrics has been acquired. RLC Ventures were the sole backers of Bettingmetrics across 3 funding rounds. We led their SEIS round in 2016, with follow-on investments coming in 2018 & 2019. General Partner Reece Chowdhry, who sat on the Bettingmetrics advisory board, led all three investments.
"It has been a brilliant journey backing Martin and the Bettingmetrics team, literally from idea to exit. Having been witness to Bettingmetrics rise over recent years, I’m delighted that the team have found the perfect partner for their next phase of growth."
Following RLC's investment, Bettingmetrics went on to develop its offering, which allowed users to place and record bets from one centralised platform. Read more on the acquisition here!
📣 Portfolio Company Updates
New Campaign - Issue a 3rd self-employed grant. The British government are not supporting their self-employed fairly. You can help by signing the petition here!
New Launch - Labworks have officially launched their subscription service, Voice Arcade. Giving users a chance to subscribe to all their games for just £2 a month. Read more about the launch here!
To play one of their top-performing games Would You Rather; simply ask your Alexa - "Alexa play would you rather" or ask your Google Home "Hey Google, talk to would you rather"
Shopify Partnership - Scribeless launched a partnership with Shopify. Through Scribeless Shopify Flow connection, they will natively integrate with any Shopify Plus store, enabling greater automation. You can read more here.
🚀 New Website Officially Launched
We're just going to leave this link here and wait on your feedback...
As always, we love receiving feedback so please get in touch with [email protected] for any potential improvements or just to say that it's awesome!
🎙 We've launched our very own podcast - 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 Business, Entrepreneurship or Current Affairs, follow @reecechowdhry or @RLCVentures on Linkedin and Twitter.
Listen to our first couple of episodes here.
🖊️ What we wrote
All of the following items were published on our new blog, found at rlc.ventures/blog.
A short guide on crafting the perfect Pitch Deck - read here.
How much do you know about the Estonian Startup Scene? - read here.
Exploring alternative startup funding options - Crowdfunding and Venture Builders - read here.
What we've been reading, listening to or watching.
- Napoleon the Great - by Andrew Roberts
- How to prioritise goals effectively with RLC Portfolio founder Aayush Jain by Pollcast.
- Black Books by Dylan Morris. Available on Netflix.
Some of our portfolio companies are hiring:
See the open roles below at each companies careers page:
- Sales Executive
- Various Internships
- Machine Learning Engineer
- Senior Full Stack Engineer
- Senior Data Science Engineer
- Full Stack Engineer
- Data Science Engineer
- Various Internships
- B2B Marketing Intern
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If you are a founder looking to announce a funding round, please contact Oliver to be featured in next weeks edition.