All businesses have costs, and sometimes getting a scale-up off the ground requires a cash injection. Not everyone is lucky enough to have the bank manager on their side though – so where else can you turn?
Legal experts Amelia Villiers-Stuart and Janice Wall look at the recent demise of cycling brand Vulpine and ask whether investors had enough information.
As his business looks to secure a £100,000 investment through Seedrs, Crua Outdoors CEO Derek O’Sullivan shares his experiences of previous crowdfunding pitch successes.
Crowdfunding meets co-working as Crowdcube has tied up with WeWork to achieve its European growth ambitions, with the US and Far East also in sight.
When setting up HeadBox, the UK’s equivalent to Airbnb for meeting and event spaces, CEO and founder Andrew Needham looked at many sources to find the most relevant investors. Here he offers advice on the subject.
Sports nutrition brand Tribe is on a mission to raise £1m from investors, and its campaign will kick off by inviting potential backers on a 65-mile bike ride.
Launched in 1994 and 2012, EIS and SEIS have encouraged investors to back riskier businesses by providing access to income tax and capital gains tax relief, but now the much heralded funding method is on the decline.
In its latest edition of The Deal, Beauhurst claimed equity investment dropped for the first time in five years. Crowdfunding platforms, however, defied expectations – and Seedrs hopes to keep the ball rolling by launching a secondary market.
Grand Designs presenter Kevin McCloud has one again utilised the power of the crowd to raise funding for his sustainable homes business, with nearly £2m raised so far.
With equity crowdfunding on the rise, Real Business brings you 2016’s ten biggest crowdfunding deals – including a beer brand and one swapping currency.
At the end of UK Crowdfunding Week, it’s a chance to reflect on why this form of funding has become so popular for entrepreneurs.
In partnership with MicroVentures, Indiegogo equity crowdfunding has been made available, which takes the firm beyond its reward-based funding roots.