Posts Tagged ‘Crowdfunding’
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’?
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…
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…
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…
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 […]
How should we look at startups? Through the lens of finance alone? Or should we assess them through the lens of the product? Or both?
And, what about the management team? Isn’t that the most important factor?
To gain funding on equity crowdfunding platforms, businesses need to gain momentum quickly from the day the pitch is a launched.
However, the business is unwise to launch on the platform unless it already has some investors on board. Find out our other tips to ensure your equity funding pitch succeeds.
As the year comes to an end, let’s review some of the best articles – and your favourite pages on ibusinessangel in 2012
As you’d expect, crowdfunding, funding and investing are all the top topics… read on to find out what we can expect from 2013…
Once your startup begins to create revenue then you will typically be looking at additional funding. This might come from a second round of venture capital funding (ie cash for equity) or bank funding (although this is unlikely), peer to peer lending or invoice discounting.
Here we take a look at invoice financing…
I spoke with Darren Westlake, CEO of Crowdcube about their experience of the first 18 months of raising funds for equity stakes via crowdfunding.
Our conversation revealed much about what works and what doesn’t work in the world of equity crowdfunding and what the future holds for both business angel investors and the entrepreneurs.