Impact Investing, a concept coined six years ago, has recently become quite hot, capturing significant mainstream attention and interest. At its core, impact investing seeks to harness the power of enterprise to address social and/or environmental issues.
Is this the way to launch your startup and change the world?
So, the early stage funding market has shown its third major shift.
Should we now think of these sourcers of funding as ‘banks for early stage companies’?
There is a new super-business angel on the block. He is is based in the UK and is looking to invest £100m into his business angel projects via his investment firm.
Find out who he is and what he is looking for…
Many good ideas don’t get funded. We all accept that.
And many bad ideas do get funded. That is harder to accept, but accept it we must.
So, what is it that determines whether an idea gets funded or not?
The USA passed the JOBS Act last year and since then, the role of working out how to implement that act has fallen to the SEC. So far, a lot has been published, but equity crowdfunding has not been legalised in the USA. In this article, Marc gives us a quick summary of the key findings and insights, so far…
Gonçalo and his team have just launched Syndicate Room – where business angels (not entrepreneurs) lead the pitch for additional funds for their investments.
We interviewed Bill Morrow, founder of Angels Den, to find out how ‘the world’s largest business angel network’ is growing and what tips Bill can share for angels and entrepreneurs looking to succeed with growth businesses…
Phones are an essential part of business life – especially for startups.
So, let’s take a look at some of the key tips to ensure this – most essential – utility doesn’t let you down…
What is the difference between pitching to business angels and an equity crowdfunding pitch?
This is the question I was recently asked, so here are my key points on how traditional business angel pitches differ from equity crowdfunding or crowd investing…
An exceptionally lucid book that can help both business angels and entrepreneurs reach effective and lasting agreements that help the business to grow and investors to see an effective return on their money…
Entrepreneurs sometimes feel a little (or very) aggrieved at what they get offered by Business Angels.
Occasionally, the entrepreneurs are justified, but often this disappointment comes from a false expectation.
So, what startup valuation should an entrepreneur expect and how can he or she move the odds in his or her favour?
Crowdcube, the UK crowd investing site, celebrated a new record in helping Liverpool based Crowd Mortgage Limited, get funding in just 2.5 days.
What does this tell us about what’s hot in equity crowdfunding and what business angels are up to?
Crowdfunding has recently spawned something more interesting for startups, and that is, crowd investing.
So, how does a startup or growth business know if it is ready (or right) to seek equity crowdfunding?
To help, we have devised 21 tests for Crowd Investing, so that you can begin to assess the strength of your investment case and also identify ways to improve your chances.
Help! I’m confused by all the terms being thrown around in the crowdfunding sector!
From the single term Crowdfunding, we now have Crowd Investing (also know as Equity Crowdfunding) plus Donation Crowdfunding and Crowd Selling.
So what do these terms all mean?
Every startup looking for funding needs an accountant?
But what kind of accountant do you need? Let’s find out…
Drugs Direct is an online pharmacy looking to raise £75,000 for 7.5% of equity.
Hence, we are looking at an e-commerce business in the consumer drugs field.
If you think this is still a high growth sector, these are the due diligence questions that we’d want to get answered before investing…
Dr Richard Hagreaves explains that when you make a decision to invest in an unquoted company, it is unlikely that you will be the sole investor.
In which case one crucial issue is where is the rest of the money to come from? And this is where the Angel CoFund (www.angelcofund.co.uk) can help UK based business angels.
Crowdcube – the first website to offer equity for crowdfunding investments, has announced today that it has achieved FSA authorisation. The FSA is the financial regulator for investments in the UK. Although Crowdcube has successfully operated without authorisation by the FSA for the past 18 months and had already raised over £5m for startups, the […]