Recent Dragons’ Den success story Active Away tells Real Business why it went on the investor show with a very clear, and unusual, goal in mind.
With equity crowdfunding on the rise, Real Business brings you 2016’s ten biggest crowdfunding deals – including a beer brand and one swapping currency.
Across the economy, businesses are increasingly investing more in the knowledge economy.
More businesses are prioritising growth – 62 per cent of mid-sized firms viewed it as a high priority in 2015-16, up from 46 per cent the previous year. External investment is often key to that growth.
It’s not as if customer relationship management (CRM) solutions are anything new – many organisations have invested in it. The purpose of that investment has been anything from having a basic systems of record through to serving customers better. So what has changed?
It has been reported that venture capital funding for European technology startups has dropped by a third in Q3 2016 and that crowdfunding in the UK has dropped by about 20 per cent.
While it’s a quarter of a century since Richard Blanford set up Fordway, he reflects on new opportunities and why he’s in business for the same reasons.
If you’re considered investing in the dating sector then you may be up for some heated competition given that the sector is experiencing phenomenal growth, and because of its unique nature it is incubating some incredibly disruptive technology.
As a serial entrepreneur, and now the man at the helm of XLN, Christian Nellemann has a lot of experience to call upon for his Founders Diaries entries.
Snapchat has hired bankers to prepare for an IPO that could value the firm at between $20bn and $35bn. That’s not bad for a social media site that was founded just five years ago, so what can we learn from Snapchat and its climb to success?
The impact of Brexit would be reduced by getting a “unique deal” that works for London, Britain and Europe, Sadiq Khan said, but government must stop shrugging off concerns.
Having gone through the Dragons’ Den experience at the young age of 18, Christian Lane, the founder of home technology company Smarter, learned the key to investment success.