Securing money for your business from angel investors comes down to being able to sell yourself as well as your business. But is it right for you?
In two short years Junkyard Golf has gone from a booze-induced experiment to a business forecasting revenues of £12m next year – quite a ride for a company which has its origins in reusing rubbish.
Over 160 UK tech founders and entrepreneurs were interviewed by the UK Innovation Hub to help provide an understanding of the challenges they face, and the role of investors in overcoming them.
It’s often the poison of choice for ambitious entrepreneurs looking to fuel growth, but what exactly happens in a venture capital deal? Real Business goes under the bonnet to find out.
It’s not a good year for tech bosses, with Dave McClure, founder of 500 Startups, and Binary Capital co-founder Justin Calbeck the latest to be accused of sexual harassment. And in trying to stem the resulting bad press, Calbeck’s corporate partner, Jonathan Teo, wrote an email he might regret.
At the end of last month, Which? revealed that Dorset had among the slowest connection in the land. Perhaps that’s why the region is hoping to expand its fibre broadband network.
Many claim Cadbury has lost its lustre and British heritage. But the company is hoping investment into its iconic Bournville factory will soon change this perception.
As a man well versed in securing investment from institutional backers, a new fundraising push has got Giles Fuchs looking back on how he’s honed his technique for banking growth capital.
After the financial crisis, the Bank of England sought to relax financial barriers in a bid to foster competition. This gave rise to challengers such as Atom Bank, most of which have seen substantial success thanks to a reliance on mobile.
Some ten years ago, Caffeine opened its doors to stimulate growth for its clients. In that decade, we have worked with impatient leaders from companies of all sizes and sectors, done interviews for several books we have published and, of course, run a business which has in its own humble way grown steadily since we started.
Entrepreneurs like Mark Zuckerberg and Evan Spiegel have shown us there is no need for graduates to pay their dues and climb the corporate ladder to succeed in life. This shift in attitude has given rise to the millennial investor.
Ever evolving geopolitical events have had a huge impact on companies, with business leaders working hard to make sure they are prepared for future success. But we’ve found they can learn a thing or two from the top CFOs’ business strategies.