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Pop Up World’s ‘Investor Connector’ Aims to Disrupt Shark Tank and Dragon’s Den

LONDON, U.K. -- If you are a budding entrepreneur looking for start-up funds your only option could be family and friends, crowdfunding or maybe just maybe if you are accepted, an appearance on Shark Tank or Dragon's Den. Graham Jules, founder and CEO of Pop Up World is familiar with the plight of the underdog and small business owner.

In 2014 he battled with media giants Marvel and DC Entertainments over the trade mark "Superheroes" due to the title of his start-up manual "Business Zero To Superhero." Amazingly, after a two-and-a-half-year legal battle, he won.

Following on from that success Jules has launched an alternative to the well-loved entrepreneurial TV programmes, an app called Investor Connector.

Jules says, "The problem is, despite crowdfunding and programmes like Dragon's Den, funding is still hard to come by for many start-ups. Investor Connector is like a Tinder for Investors! Start-ups get to post their pitch decks online and investors use criteria they set to download or 'like' the proposals. If an investor downloads a pitch deck the start-up can contact the investor and begin a dialogue. Investors can swipe or scroll on their mobile or desktop."

The platform boasts 800+ venture capital and angel investment networks. Jules adds, "It's important to note that we do not get involved in any deals or take any commission. We simply act as a 'dating site' for start-ups and potential investors."

So how does Investor Connector compare to crowdfunding where multiple investors or the "crowd" invest in a start-up venture? Jules replies, "Investor Connector is different. Crowdfunding aims to receive multiple micro-investments and if the start-up's target is reached the venture is funded. With Investor Connector we are looking to match start-ups with firms that can fund your business in its entirety, so no middle man or multiple shareholders or success fees here."

It's a well-known statistic that 90% of start-ups fail, one of the key reasons stated for that failure is often lack of funding.

Jules comments, "Yes, it's a sad statistic but ironically there have never been so many opportunities for start-ups. The problem is one of visibility. If you can't get your start-up under the nose of the right investment firm, it's tough. Raising funds is a full-time job in itself, Investor Connector aims to lighten that load."

So, if you are a new business wary of being bitten by the Dragon's or Sharks, Pop Up World's Investor Connector may be an option to investigate.

Start-ups can register by going to https://popupworld.co.uk/investorconnector-land2

Investment firms can access the app by contacting Pop Up World at https://popupworld.co.uk/contact

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UK Entrepreneur Battled with Superheroes to Make it to Los Angeles TechDay

LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- We all know launching a start-up is hard but British entrepreneur, Graham Jules of Pop Up World(R) London bit off more than he could chew. Marvel and DC Entertainment's solicitors threatened legal action because of the word "Superheroes" in the title of his start-up manual Business Zero to Superhero. Marvel and DC jointly own the trademark to Superheroes.

Undeterred, Graham, a Business Law graduate, donned his cape and a two-and-a-half-year legal battle ensued which amazingly resulted in Marvel and DC backing down and Jules's start-up awarded the trademark in 2016.

Jules says: "Just because you're a start-up, doesn't mean you can't take on the big boys!"

Fast forward to 2019 and Jules is hoping to showcase his latest project, Pop Up World, at Tech Day LA on Sept. 26, 2019. It aims to help other start-ups launch and grow. Pop Up World is a one-stop shop for start-ups.

Jules says, "If you want to watch a movie you may go to Netflix. If you want to buy a book you would go to Amazon. But where do you go if you are launching a start-up? The answer is Pop Up World. We offer services that start-ups need to launch and grow from company formation to a commercial space finder to business advice and even an AI you can talk to and ask business questions."

Battling superheroes and launching a business is super hard and not recommended for the faint-hearted. Jules adds, "Yes, running a start-up is difficult, we are hoping to lighten that load, with our service and are looking to enter the US market".

He has certainly chosen the right place. TechDay Los Angeles opens its doors on the 26th of September 2019 at The Reef, 1933 S Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90007, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

The event will host some key sponsors from Amazon Web Services, to Uber and 250 super-exciting tech start-ups will exhibit.

To attend TechDay go to: https://techdayhq.com/los-angeles/register#attend

For more info on Pop Up World(R)

Contact info@popupworld.co.uk

Visit online: https://www.popupworld.co.uk

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