You’re selling shares. It’s simply that. Don’t overthink it.

We’re Cuckoo. We’re on a mission to make the internet frictionless. We’re one of the top-rated broadband companies on Trustpilot in the UK. And we’ve got a really awesome team.

We raised capital this year to help fulfil our mission. And while the best capital to raise is from happy customers, the next best is from investors. As a first-time founder/CEO, the process of getting investors to back us was new to me.

So here’s the guide I wish I’d had when I started. So if you’ve got a business plan…

We’ve paused referrals for now. Sign up to early access to hear when they’ll restart.

We’re making broadband simple, for good. Lots of people need to know about that. So here’s the question. What will make you tell your friends about a random, new broadband supplier? Well, we thought a good place to start would be by making it free*.

Did someone say free broadband?

Free broadband 101

We’ve been building this scheme for a while. Here’s our primer.

  1. How does the scheme work?
  2. How are rewards calculated?
  3. How much can I win?
  4. Tactics to win
  5. Top lines to tell your friends

1. How does the scheme work?

It’s simple. You register your details…

“At the stroke of the midnight hour, when the world sleeps, India will awake to life and freedom.” Nehru, 14 August 1947

The tides of life are cruel.

My grandmother is ill.

She was one of Gandhi’s midnight children. She cradled me when I was a child, though I don’t remember. She welcomed home her angel with a band. She told our fortunes in the planets. She lives on another continent, though I often ‘forgot’ to call. She is the soul of a nation.

I want to find more words. But I can’t. Hopefully, these will be enough.

I love you, Grandma.

My grandmother
My grandmother
She doesn’t drink, but I got this cheeky picture 🙂

Death and darkness stalks us
A meek angel lost in a dark room
Strangers around and housebound
Grandma, I love you
We’ll speak to you out loud
Give my mum the strength that I have
Your soul shall rest on our heads
All around us

Broadband is broken. Complex deals. High prices. Bad service. Join Cuckoo to make the internet more magical.

“Words offer the means to meaning, and for those who will listen, the enunciation of truth. And the truth is, there is something terribly wrong with this country, isn’t there?”

There is something terribly wrong. These are Alan Moore’s words from V for Vendetta. Greed and power overtook justice in Moore’s vision of Britain. Greed and power still grip the pockets of millions today.

Loyal customers are being ripped off. Banks. Insurers. Energy firms. Mobile networks. They all do it. …

Alexander Fitzgerald

Starting something new! Former Treasury official. I post more on Twitter @AFitzgerald1992

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