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Seed-Stage Funding For Start-ups Drops By 80%

Seed-Stage Funding For Start-ups Drops By 80%

Posted 7h ago


Early-stage businesses raising money for the first time have taken the hardest hit in the drop in venture capital funding, it has been revealed. According to new research by Plexal and Beauhurst, fu..

Tagged: Start-ups Raise Finance Entrepreneurs Investment


Do Business Incubators Actually Help Businesses?

Do Business Incubators Actually Help Businesses?

Posted 6 days ago


Incubators are attractive for first-time founders because you can learn from experienced executives, test your business model and gain industry credibility from the program's prestige. Most program..

Tagged: Investment Start-ups Entrepreneurs Incubators Raise Finance


How Much Money Should I Raise For My Start-up?

How Much Money Should I Raise For My Start-up?

Posted 6 days ago


It’s perhaps one of the most asked questions by any entrepreneur. It’s also one of the most challenging. Raising money takes time and doesn’t necessarily have a guaranteed outcome...

Tagged: Investment Entrepreneurs Start-ups Raise Finance


Raising Finance: Comparing Angel Investors, Venture Capitalists and Equity Crowdfunding

Raising Finance: Comparing Angel Investors, Venture Capitalists and Equity Crowdfunding

Posted 13 days ago


Trying to find the best source of funding for your business can prove to be a difficult task and has traditionally been one of the most difficult parts of getting an idea off the ground. As a sector..

Tagged: Equity Crowdfunding Venture Capital Angel Investment EIS SEIS Start-ups


Who Exactly Can Qualify for the Government's CBILS?

Who Exactly Can Qualify for the Government's CBILS?

Posted 2 months ago


Author: Sacha Bright & Oliver Murphy Two weeks ago, the Chancellor unveiled what has been described as an “unprecedented” support package for UK business. Part of this was the int..

Tagged: News Loans Start-ups


9 out of 10 Early Stage Businesses Could Fail - The Government Needs to Raise The SEIS and EIS

9 out of 10 Early Stage Businesses Could Fail - The Government Needs to Raise The SEIS and EIS

Posted 2 months ago


Author: Sacha Bright & Oliver Murphy  There is no doubt that coronavirus has had, and will continue to have, a significant impact on the whole of UK business. However, a recent survey has ..

Tagged: News Start-ups Tax Entrepreneurs


What Do The Changes To CBILS Actually Mean For Businesses?

What Do The Changes To CBILS Actually Mean For Businesses?

Posted 2 months ago


Author: Sacha Bright & Oliver Murphy Last week, after sustained criticism, the Chancellor overhauled the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme to make it easier for businesses struggl..

Tagged: News Loans Start-ups Assetz Capital MarketFinance


Lobbyists Call For Funding Package To Protect Start-Ups

Lobbyists Call For Funding Package To Protect Start-Ups

Posted 2 months ago


Author: Sacha Bright & Oliver Murphy Tech Start-ups could be “wiped out” without a government bailout. That’s the verdict of seven of the UK’s leading tech industry lobb..

Tagged: News EIS SEIS Start-ups


CMA’s Output on Retail & SME Banking

Posted 4 years ago


The latest report from the CMA (competition & Market Authority) runs over the competition in retail banking, as well as provisions for SME’s. The 405 pages run over the problems being caus..

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Overfunded: Blessing or Curse?

Posted 4 years ago


  Crowdfunding has played a huge role in helping businesses get the boost they need and gain the funds they need. Equity Crowdfunding is the same practice however; it involves the selling of s..

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Valuations for a start up

Posted 5 years ago


How do you value a start up? This is the golden question and one I get asked on every investor's pitch.   The common answers are: we have compared our valuations to similar businesses at this..

Tagged: valuation start-ups crowdfunding exit equity equity crowdfunding entrepreneur investor


Due Diligence For Start-ups

Posted 5 years ago


FINANCIALSRISKOPERATIONSMANAGEMENTSALES Like a business plan dissected, the due diligence process – whether for an investment through equity crowdfunding or the old-fashioned way – is a..

Tagged: equity crowdfunding investment due-diligence start-ups SME's EIS SEIS


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