Posts Tagged ‘start up venture capital’
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…
Many first-time entrepreneurs with great ideas jump straight to the phase where they’re looking for business angels and financial backers. Some expend great time and effort on their hunt.
Unfortunately this stage can’t come first, and here’s why.
The biggest question for angel investors – and hardest to answer question – is ‘what am I actually investing in’? However, if we ask the question another way, it does become easier. If we take the approach that the task of the investor is first and foremost not to lose his money, then the first […]
56% of ventures invested in by angel investors will fail, according to recent research by Nesta.. However, as Nesta warns, the figure could be even higher as their statistical sample was taken from angel investors who have remained active over a number of years. Therefore, the rate of failure could be as high as 80% , […]
“Venture Capital funds available for start-up and growth businesses has dropped 70% since 2000”, said Anne Glover chief executive of Amadeus Capital Partners at the BBAA Annual Awards Dinner. This means that businesses seeking new capital that are unable to raise bank finance (and who is able at present?) will need to increasingly turn to […]
The BBAA (British Business Angels Association) trade body is today organising its annual awards ceremony and conference at the Belfry. The event is sponsored by Advantage West Midlands, the redevelopment agency for the West Midlands. It will include both an opportunity to recognise key contributions made to this growth sector during the year at the annual awards dinner […]
Should a Business Angel look for an investment in a LLP (Limited Liability Partnership) or a Limited Company?
Often, entrepreneurs will have both LLPs and LTDs for their different businesses.
To answer the question of which is better we need to ask:
Small businesses and start up ventures can no longer access easy investment from banks and therefore need to turn to private individuals – or business angels. These business angels also often bring a degree of industry experience and knowledge that can be invaluable for small or start-up companies. The UK has the highest number of […]