My Funding Journey


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Alex Depledge

Founder & CEO of Hassle.com

Alex launched the well-known startup, Hassle.com, in 2013 and is a passionate believer in the power of the sharing economy to improve people’s lives - enabling individuals to take control of their working life and become micro entrepreneurs.

In 2014 TechCity Insider named Alex ‘Entrepreneur of the Year’, following on the heels of her appearance on the ‘Silicon Valley Comes to the UK Scale-up Top 100’ - a list highlighting British entrepreneurs expected to lead their firms to £100m in revenue in three to five years.
Alex’s forthright views has seen her become a trusted source for commentary on the future of the sharing economy, women in tech, VC funding and the UK startup sector.

Alex worked with the UK Department of Trade and Investment as part of the Afterburner scheme, helping to identify the next 25 startups ready for growth investment. Most recently she contributed to the UK government’s independently commissioned review into the sharing economy.

Alex launched her career in the US after completing her masters degree at the University of Chicago; working on the campaign team of a major US politician. In 2006 Alex returned to the UK to become a consultant for Accenture, advising FTSE 100 clients on their customer and channel execution before leaving in 2012 to enter the world of entrepreneurship.

Learn more about Hassle.com on their website and follow Alex on Twitter @adepledge or @hassle.

Company Hassle.com
Sector Marketplace, Services
How Much Raised 4.25 Million
Country/City United Kingdom, London
Funding Level Seed, Series A, Company Acquired
Age When Started 31
1st Time Starting Business Yes
Size of Team 3 founders+ 2 (until 2014) when started in 2011, now 57 people

Key Steps

Springboard Accelerator
Seed round - Angel Investors
Series A - Angels + VC
Acquired - Exit

How She Did It - Her Real Funding Journey

To see her exact funding journey including each source of funding and timeline, practical key tips & full interviews with other international funded women entrepreneurs

Key Challenges when looking for funding


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