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Five Things Investors Look For

The world of start-ups sounds very exciting, and it can be if you back a winner; but the reality is most start-ups fail. With a plethora of opportunities being presented to us daily via various crowdfunding platforms, how does one find the time to understand the deals in order to make a sounds investment decision. Here are five keys things you should look for before investing into any start-up:

Are You Investor Ready?

So, you’re thinking about putting your business in front of investors to encourage a cash injection. It looks great… on the surface. New concept, obvious market, scalable… but apart from the brief, what do your investors really know about your business idea? What questions will investors ask and need answered before they are truly confident of hitting the “invest” button? These...

Essentials In A Deck

Congratulations on having a great business idea. Extra congratulations if you’ve started the company and have got some traction. Now all you need is some money to bring your startup vision to life. So…you start writing a pitch. You’ve generated solid research and big ideas – but now you have to distil and communicate your plan for investors to see the full potential...

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What funding suits you?

There are many ways to fund a business, particularly when entrepreneurs by their very nature are so resourceful. Below we have outlined the most common methods. It is important to carefully consider the stage your business is at, when you are looking at which method of funding might suit you. Businesses at the very early stage for example, will need to establish some proof...

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Types of Funding Round

There are reams of articles about businesses looking to raise money in different types of funding rounds. Here we look at the different types of funding rounds out there and explain a little about each one? Definition: a funding round is the occasion in which money is raised for a business from one or more investors. These rounds are often referred...

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SEIS & EIS Explained

The Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS) and Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme (SEIS) are government initiatives offering some of the most attractive tax breaks available in the UK. The Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS) provides tax incentives in the form of a variety of income tax and capital gains tax reliefs to investors who invest in smaller, unquoted, trading companies...

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Key Financial Elements Of A Successful Funding Campaign

We are often asked what the key elements of a successful funding campaign are. In truth, there is no secret formula and every campaign is different. Financially speaking, below are some of the key things that investors look at when considering investment into a business...

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