If you’re an investor, the chances are you’ve heard of the Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme (SEIS). The government-run incentive encourages investors to inject funds into certain business by offering them tax relief. With the end of the financial year fast approaching, many people are beginning to consider their final tax bill and seeking ways to offset it.
Investing in a start-up can feel like an investment in the future. This is especially true if the start-up is an InsurTech, with the combination of insurance and technology promising innovation and fancy new technologies at the same time.
Shadow Foundr, with good reason, tells its investors that they need to understand a business before making investment decisions. This article’s intention is to help you do the same when considering an investment in InsurTech.
Despite the uncertainty surrounding Brexit, the UK Fintech industry continues to go from strength to strength, according to the most recent data. London captured most of the £2.99 billion VC spend on UK tech firms, illustrating investor confidence in England’s capital and its place in the Fintech industry. These figures show that VC investment into Britain’s tech sector has reached an all-time high. In 2016 the amount totalled £1.63 billion, but the 2017 figures are nearly double. UK firms received nearly ...
As an investor, you will understand the difficulties sometimes, associated with contacting the start-up or early stage company you’re investing money into. For the investor, there can be miscommunication, it can be hard to maintain voting rights, and there are often no investor protections. Things are equally inconvenient for the business, which must ...
Thinking of investing into early-stage businesses this year? You’re not alone. 2017 saw a record number of deals being made, and it looks as though that trend is set to continue in 2018. More and more people are considering investing into equity deals, in order to make their money work harder for them. As the financial year draws to a close, people also look to investment in order to reduce the amount of tax they pay. Investment incentives such asRead More
As you may have read in coverage about the Autumn Budget on 22nd November, the government has recognised the importance of EIS and the impact it is having on start-up businesses. The annual investment threshold has now been ...Read More
The next Access to Finance Investment Surgery, hosted by Shadow Founder, takes place in Derby on Tuesday 28th November 2017, giving selected companies seeking growth capital a free one-hour meeting with COO of Shadow Foundr, Jason Kluver, Edwards director Neil Taylor, CEO of Cresco Innovation, Jo Derbyshire and business angel investor and business mentor, Paul Jenkinson, who is also on the Advisory Board of Shadow Foundr and John O’Donnell, Business Finance Manager, D2N2 Growth Hub.
How does the UK manage its waste?
It’s no secret that the world is full of rubbish. With the population soaring at an alarming rate, so too is the amount of waste that litters the streets. Failure to dispose of waste in a proper manner can cause damage to the already deteriorating state of the planet. With some of the major cities in the world taking a lax attitude to waste management, the UK is trying its best to control waste disposal.