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    RD INVESTMENTS

    TRANSFORMING IDEAS INTO BUSINESSES

OUR MISSION

Our mission is simple; we turn ideas into businesses through investment, mentoring and our own unique philosophy. We are led by our founder, Raj Dhonota, and like him, we do things differently.

FIND OUT WHY

 

WHAT WE DO

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YOUR CONCEPT

If you have nothing more than an idea, then look no further ­ we’re one of the few firms who invest at concept stage. Even huge corporations began life as nothing more than an idea, we can turn that idea into a business.

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OUR ANGELS

Our angel investors are sent directly from heaven. Personal, committed, and involved, our angels, including our founder Raj Dhonota, offer the guidance and mentoring crucial for a business at concept stage.

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YOUR TEAM

The most important aspect of your business is the team. Most start­ups fail because the relationships aren’t right. We’ll help you find the right people for your start­up, including skilled and experienced co­founders to keep your business on track.

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OUR MENTORS

Our diverse and knowledgeable network of mentors provide advice and support to work through any early­ setbacks and strategise for the future.

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SOFT­TECH SPECIALISTS

Our expertise in turning soft­tech concepts into platforms and businesses is virtually unrivalled. If you want to start a business that will rely on a website or an app – then look no further than our experience, our contacts and, ultimately, our investment.

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GROWTH AND INVESTMENT

We aim to be the first investment your business will receive, but not the last. We’ll take you from concept to traction, and then use our network to find your next investor, to further fuel the growth of your business.

OUR FOUNDER

Raj is our founder, and is now a prolific pre-­seed angel investor, following a number of successful entrepreneurial business ventures which have provided the capital for this.

 

Having found a number of mentors during the course of his own business career, beginning at a young age with his uncle, Raj is now committed to giving something back by fostering the entrepreneurial spirit in others.

 

This means he now focuses on investing in concept stage start­ups, providing the investment, mentoring and guidance they need to succeed. It also means Raj participates in charitable initiatives such as ‘Apps for Good’, as well as sharing his business acumen and wisdom in regular online columns and blogs.

 

PORTFOLIO

BLOG


needs an app22 May 2018

Why your business needs an app

If you’d asked us at RDI when we were but children, we’d never have been able to predict the extent

idea to investment15 May 2018

3 Inspirational people who have gone from idea to investment

Seeing an idea to investment can sometimes feel like an impossible task. Competition is fierce and more and more investors

angel investor8 May 2018

5 Top tips for when looking for an angel investor

Angel investors are the most likely way for you to be able to find funding and investment for your company.

Business pitch1 May 2018

6 Steps to a winning business pitch

You’ve carefully created your business idea, done your research, written your business plan and now, all that is left, is

NEWS

How to beat the startup slump

Date-7 Jun 2017

My advice in BusinessZone on how to beat the startup slump.

The Rise of Millennial Entrepreneurs

Date-23 May 2017

I discuss how a new generation is changing the way things are done.

AI In The Workplace: Why Robots Won’t Replace Humans

Date-28 Apr 2017

Good News! I wrote about how AI won’t be taking all of our jobs just yet.

EVENT: Thurs 20th April 7pm, meet the man who wants to invest £1m in Croydon startup ideas

Date-17 Apr 2017

Tomorrow I’ll be giving a masterclass on making your business idea investment-ready. Who knows, I might even

How will virtual reality transform workplace training?

Date-11 Apr 2017

My take on the potential of Virtual Reality to transform workplace training and beyond.

Is an angel investor the next step to growth for Coconut Chilli founder?

Date-27 Mar 2017

How to solve a problem like Navina? My tips for retaining control of your business after investment.

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CONTACT

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FOUNDERS WITH IDEAS

If you’re a founder with an idea, we’d love to hear from you. Click here to deliver your elevator pitch (a quick outline of your business idea) and we’ll be in touch.

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MENTORS WITH EXPERTISE

If you’ve worked in an industry for many years, or have experience managing or opening a business, we’d love to add you to our network of expert mentors. Tell us about yourself and your qualities and we’ll be in touch.

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INVESTORS WITH AMBITION

If you’re an investor looking to invest in exciting companies right at the beginning of their journey, then we’d love to partner with you to provide the best possible platform for aspiring entrepreneurs and their businesses. Contact us to explore how we can work together.







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