Brandups

A brand finance platform for startups.

Brandups serves as both the brand and financial advisor to early and growth stage startups under one platform. We create, measure, and leverage sustainable brand value to help raise capital and grow revenue.


WHAT IS BRANDUPS?

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Brandups was founded in 2011, with a vision to offer advisory services to early and growth stage startups that maximize brand value through strategic branding and capital advisory services under one platform. We serve as both the brand and financial advisor to create, measure, and leverage brand value for capital raising and achieving revenue growth. Streamlining the brand message, business plan, and financial goals propels new ventures to be sustainable over the long haul. We strive not only to maximize the value of startups, but rather work smart to sustain success the opportunity and enhance chances in securing capital. Our team recognizes that new and growing ventures have different requirements than more established companies and takes into account the limited resources.


Our platform helps accelerate the success of startups and young companies that have the potential for explosive growth with affordable fees. The adopted approach for each client is to create, measure and leverage the brand value. By hiring Brandups, a company can accelerate growth and competitive edge by focusing on building relationships, operational efficiencies and building a stronger, versatile team without interruption. Our professional network of accelerators, angel investors and technologists, along with our innovative approach have enabled us to maximize our clientsʼ growth in todayʼs competitive market. Brandups is founded and led by McKenzie M. Slaughter, and comprised of Brandupsʼ consultants and venture partners affiliated with accelerators, angel and VC funds, accredited and institutional investors.

CREATE

We advise startups and young companies
on how to maximize their value through
the effective implementation of creative
and innovative brand strategies.

MEASURE

Brandups take into consideration not only revenue
and intellectual property but also the brand's
traction to formulate a valuation and quantify the
strength of the brand and it's level of influence.

LEVERAGE

Many of our clients started with seed or
self funding capital and ready for Series A
funding round. We prepare our clients for a
successful funding round, step-by-step.

CLIENTS

clients

TESTIMONIALS

McKenzie M. Slaughter is a creative genius, and excellent
at combining the left and right brained thinking and energy.
- JACQUETTE M. TIMMONS, JACQUETTETIMMONS.COM

I am excited to say, I am glad McKenzie is on our side of the table. DO NOT yet her youth fool you!
She is wise beyond her years and is the shark you never saw coming... until it was too late.
She has the skills, experience and relevant awareness, that will make any organization she works
with a force to be reckoned with. Hire her now before you meet her on the wrong side of the negotiation.
- MICHAEL FREEMAN, GATEKEEPERS MEDIA




JOIN INVESTOR NETWORK

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Join an exclusive network of over 100 members committing capital to Brandups' startup clients.
Receive free access to our high quality dealflow, deal updates and preview new deals via our
online platform, Crowdlink (coming soon) and exclusive events. Participate in our Investor Connect
monthly events to engage and support our emerging startup clients. Registration is free.

FIRST RIGHT OF REFUSAL

Our deals are curated internally, first as startup clients to help get them investor ready.

INVESTOR READY DEAL FLOW

Presenting companies have also been screened
and coached our Founder and Mentors.

SYNDICATE DEALS

Work with, learn from, and invest alongside
other investor members on the deals done.

YOU'RE INVITED TO BRANDUPS CONNECT

Tuesday, January 28, 2014, 6:30pm - 8:00pm EST
Featuring: Woman-led startups, Fintech, Financial media, Marketing & Advertising, Enterprise SaaS


This is invite is also open to members of Brandups' investor network for accredited investors (i.e. angel investors, venture funds, strategic investors) and financial intermediaries who represent accredited investors. Investors and entrepreneurs are ’safe’ to come to this and not be solicited, but to network and gain ‘deal’ exposure. You are cordially invited to join us online January 28, 2014 for our monthly Investor Connect Event, Brandups' signature event to engage and support our emerging startup clients. If you are an accredited investor, this is your opportunity to meet with a select group of high growth, early stage startup clients. This event features 4 high-quality, diverse investment opportunities in fintech, media & advertising, and enterprise SaaS. RSVP NOW


SERVICES & PRICING

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Our team recognize new and growing ventures have different requirements than more established companies and takes into account the limited resources. Our platform helps accelerate the success of startups and young companies that have the potential for explosive growth with affordable fees.

LET'S GET STARTED

CREATE
  • IDEATION & STRATEGIC ROADMAPPING
  • Value Positioning & Brand Storytelling
  • Market Opportunity Validation
  • Brand Audits & Architecture
  • Naming & Tagline Development
  • LEAN PROTOTYPING (MVP)
  • Website Design & Development
  • Brand Visual & Verbal Design
  • Brand Communication Strategy
  • Prototype Usability Testing
MEASURE
  • MARKETING & ANALYTICS
  • Brand Adoption/User Acquisition
  • Growth Hacking Development
  • Marketing Analytics Reporting
  • Usability Testing & Insights
  • FINANCIAL ASSESSMENT
  • Feasibility Study
  • Financial Projections
  • Valuation Modeling
  • Recapitalization Planning
LEVERAGE
  • INVESTOR PACKET ASSESSMENT
  • Business Plan Review
  • Pitch Presentation Coaching
  • Due Diligence Documentation
  • Investor Packet Creation
  • FUNDLESS SPONSORSHIP
  • Exclusive Investor Network
  • Co-Investment Opportunities
  • Deal Transaction Management
  • Post Deal Advisory Services