Directors Online Network launch investor platform

Directors Online Network launch investor platform

Directors Online Network has launched a new platform,, to connect investors with businesses and start-ups seeking equity investment.

The ‘off market’ portal connects management buy in (MBI) investors with businesses seeking investment or funding.  It alleviates the cost burden of involving a broker or middleman.

Those seeking equity can sign up for free while those wanting to invest can pledge funds and become a member for just £299 per year or £599 for three years. already has £800,000 of pledged funds from investors looking for opportunities with businesses and start-ups that could disrupt the market.

The platform was developed by a group of senior directors, who found that once they had built and sold stakes in businesses, the next opportunity was difficult to find and also prohibitively expensive.

Matthew Roberts, CEO at Directors Online Network said: “MBI roles usually come through recruiters, head hunters and professional advisory firms, but through our platform they will be available to all at a fraction of the cost.

“ will have a wide variety of investment opportunities; we really believe it will throw open the market for entrepreneurs and investors due to the fact it costs very little to bring the right people together.

“This new platform is just another example of how Directors Online Network is shaking up a traditional market and in doing so, helping boost UK business.”

Directors Online Network group, which employs 54 people, has expanded its presence with a USA office. It is also diversifying into a number of other areas with one common goal; bringing together various groups of CEOs, CFOs and non-executive directors in a series of online business communities.