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.
Martyn Holman of Forward Partners continues with his deep dive into the venture capital space by explaining how not to pitch to a VC if you want backing.
It is hard to conceive of a bigger nightmare for British business than the confirmation of the content leaked in the Labour manifesto, an ode to doom.
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.
Nobody knows exactly how our divorce from the EU will turn out – just recall the predictions of doom and gloom that immediately followed the surprise vote and compare it to what actually transpired. However, there are numerous known factors bosses can control during this uncertain time.
As part of his look at the different investment opportunities out there, Lex Deak starts by weighing up the pros and cons of equity crowdfunding.
Our After Exit series continues, and our next entrepreneur hasn’t just left his business behind, he also achieved the first crowdfunding exit in the UK.
“There cannot be a crisis next week. My schedule is already full.” After a year of uncertainty and significant hostile disruption, many business leaders will relate with the sentiment of Henry Kissinger’s quip. But the problem is that it also rings true, at least in terms of readiness.
For many, a new year is a new start and brings a host of new challenges – as well as opportunities. For Office Space in Town, ours is no different. As I look ahead to the coming year, I am newly resolved to change the way my sector, serviced offices, is viewed.
Despite more than half of British investors voting to remain in the EU, over a quarter are determined to embrace an “accept and move on” philosophy – a statistic largely made up of young investors under the age of 30.
As Giles Fuchs looks for the capital that will finance the next stage of his company’s growth, he explains why international investors will play a big part.