You want to grow a business or launch a new project, but banks and venture capitalists won’t give you the time of day – it’s a common predicament.
For many businesses looking for alternative finance, deciding between equity or reward-based crowdfunding can seem a difficult decision to make. Here, we hear both sides of the story.
New research from insurance firm Hiscox has shed light on the level of global serial entrepreneurship, and found mentorship plays a huge role in success.
Enertor, the insole business backed by Usain Bolt, has launched a Crowdcube campaign for £750,000, which has taken off at pace already.
Venture Capital Trusts (VCTs) have now been in the market for over two decades. These publicly listed, tax efficient vehicles enable individuals to invest in (usually) startups and early stage growth companies. And growing in popularity, we looked at what made it such an appealing option.
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.