Posts Tagged ‘start-ups’
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?
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…
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.
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.
Indiegogo the crowdfunding platform are expanding their offering for Europeans by allowing funds to be collected in Pounds Sterling and Euros as well as allowing entrepreneurs to collect funds in Canadian Dollars – spreading the startup world a little more evenly.
The period of huge new global internet brands succeeding may be drawing to an end, so could it be B2B and outsourced internet companies that make up growth for the next few years and provide opportunities for business angels and startup entrepreneurs?
The USA’s original crowdfunding website launched in the UK on the 31st of October.
So what’s happening?
Do too many startups are focussed on raising money as if money were the answer to all problems. Whilst a focus on giving business angels and VCs ‘what they want’ is admirable, it often comes at the cost of not focussing on the relationship.
What can you do about this?
Crowdfunding is rapidly increasing in popularity and garnering a lot of media attention as more and more experienced business angels are using it to connect with startups. We explore five reasons investors are adopting.
Got a brilliant idea but struggling to find the finance to get it going? In an age of overly cautious financial institutions and wary business investors, crowdfunding is emerging as a popular route to success. Here are five ways it can help your business.
Business Angel Bill Payne, who has advised over 4 business angel networks and deliver over 100 business angel investment seminars, has developed a scoring method to allow a business angel to assess the potential of different investments.
In this article, we take a look at the criteria Bill uses to judge the best from the worst.
The more money a start-up business asks for, the bigger the risk is to the investor – but if you can’t find the one business angel who’ll write that all-important cheque, why not go after several instead?
English is a passport to the world.
However, do enough entrepreneurs and business angels recognise the demand for English teaching or learning?
Is this one major growth area that is ripe for digital development?
Starting up any business will bring extreme pressures, and research shows that most businesses will fail within the first five years.
With this in mind, if you’re a business angel it is worth keeping a very close eye on team harmony, a significant indicator of the future success of a startup. You don’t want a Carlos Tevez type situation on your hands….
Due Diligence is often seen as not possible or relevant for an early-stage investment. Yet many business angels lose money on the majority of their investments
Can due diligence help?
Whether you’ve already got a business up and running or are planning on starting one up in the near future, then office space is always an issue that you’ll need to deal with.