The statistics say it all. In the cradle of capitalism, the number of listed companies on US public markets have halved since 1996 and here in the UK, they have fallen by a quarter since 2006.
Should SME employers have a founders’ agreement? As lawyers we would answer in the affirmative. The question then is: “What should be included in the agreement?”
When a business needs a cash injection to take it to the next level, sometimes equity investment seems the only option. Is it worth giving up equity and a stake in your business?
Entrepreneur Damian Hanson created a business phone system to disrupt telecoms as we know it. He believes the time is right to enter the market.
For many fast-growth businesses, the route to finance can be fraught with setbacks. However, having an application for external funding denied should not act as an impediment to growth, if reacted to effectively.
Maintaining your voice when giving away equity can be difficult, but it’s not impossible to remain true to yourself when securing funding for your business.
Simply, the equity economy is a way for entrepreneurs to turn a small percentage of the equity in their startup into an easy-to-use currency that can be used to reward those that help them to build the business.
Growthdeck has revealed that businesses seeking finance on crowdfunding platforms give 12.4 per cent of equity to investors on average – supporting growing concern among investors about excessive valuations.
Investments made through equity crowdfunding in 2015 totalled £245m and it now makes up almost 16 per cent of all seed and venture stage equity investment in the UK. As such, OFF3R founder Lex Deak unveils how to find the best crowdfunding opportunities.
The European Union (EU) is clearly an important trading partner, accounting for nearly half of all UK exports. However, the EU’s share of UK trade has fallen over the past decade as other economies have seen accelerated growth, with the Brexit question coming down to bargaining power and whether the UK has the ability to act alone in the global economy.
Some $1.1bn was invested in tech ventures through equity crowdfunding platforms in 2015, a trend which is set to spike sevenfold to $8.2bn by 2020 – and it is Britain which is responsible for the surge of interest in the funding method.
After having won the 2015 Growing Business Awards for large company of the year, we asked CEO David Hosking about his future growth plans for private equity-owned Tusker.