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Shadow Foundr Raise About to Close

With the end of the financial year fast approaching, Shadow Foundr are set to close off our own round of funding and enter the 2017-18 year full of gusto. Already we have begun the marketing campaign to attract a wider audience to our platform and our recruitment of additional resource has begun in earnest.

Evaluating a startup: million pound investment or huge mistake?

Whether for purposes of philanthropy (such as giving a helping hand to your entrepreneurs) or because they believe that they have spied a good business opportunity, many investors feel tempted by the idea of investing in a startup. Accordingly startups often attempt to attract large scale investments by advertising the amount that their business will be worth once it is up and running. However, can such statements be trusted? Is that new startup really worth 5 million pounds, and how can you tell?

What is a Family Office?

Family offices are privately owned companies that specialise in managing the finances of ultra-high-net-worth individuals. They differ from traditional wealth managers because they offer financial management and investment solution for an affluent individual or family.

Drenl – Summary

Waste to energy development company Drenl, offers affordable, low carbon energy solutions. Their success lies in their ability to capitalise on the rapidly growing global demand for locally distributed heat and electricity power. Drenl use state-of-the-art technology to provide renewable energy solutions for local communities around the globe. Drenl’s focus is on energy from waste (EfW) solutions and schemes, using waste that would otherwise end up in landfill.

BookAClassic – Summary

BookAclassic is the leading online booking portal for rental of classic and vintage vehicles – their motto is ‘life is too short for boring cars!’ BookAclassic prides itself on being the fastest growing platform for classic vehicle hire. The platform currently has more than 15,000 vehicle listings on its database, with a combined value of more than £150 million.

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Future Earth Energy – Summary

Future Earth Energy (FE) is an advisor and co-developer of renewable energy projects. As well as having hands-on experience of developing complex projects, their experienced management team boasts an impressive skills-set that includes, technical analysis, risk assessment, project structuring, funding, project delivery and exit strategy.

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Honeycomb – Summary

Honeycomb are revolutionising video advertising. Their motto ‘faster, better, fairer’ means that they are committed to providing faster delivery with easier collaboration and smarter data. Using the very latest technology, they are making the old pricing obsolete. They don’t charge for extras such as HD, Express, VoD, online or file storage.

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What is a Venture Capitalist (VC)?

Venture Capitalists or VC’s are investors who provide capital to start-ups, looking to scale their business, but don’t have the financial means to do so. VC’s tend to invest early and take the risk on companies with the hope of earning massive returns if their investments are successful.

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Chayora – Summary

Chayora is developing large, fully licensed data centres across China in places such as Tianjin, Shanghai, Nanjing, Hangzhou and Guangzhou. Their ambition is to become the leading data centre infrastructure provider in China. With a world-class supply chain and a proven track-record of delivering large complex projects in China, Chayora acts as a bridge between international companies and the Chinese market.

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Carsnip – Summary

Carsnip, the clever car search has been aptly described as ‘Google for cars’. It’s the UK’s most comprehensive car website, offering an easy way for users to buy and sell used cars. Carsnip offers an easy way for users to view all cars on offer – saving both time and money. The website boasts impressive and unique search capabilities, using natural language search technology which allows users to easily narrow down results, saving the time and effort of having to trawl through used car listings.

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