New businesses also, by definition, don’t have a trading history and the credit rating that goes with it. This can make raising funds through borrowing, problematic. Equity finance, or the raising of capital through selling shares, is a way of securing funds up front. As a potential investor, however, you may be reluctant to invest in a new business. The Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme (SEIS) was set up by the UK government in 2012. It provides a range of incentives to encourage investors to back new start-ups. With these incentives including tax breaks and loss relief, it’s worth considering what SEIS has to offer.
Sometimes, an investment opportunity will come along that looks absolutely unmissable. Everything about it seems to be spot on: there's a clear demand for the product or service, nobody else out there is offering anything like it and there's plenty of scope for it to grow. In short, this looks like the start-up you've always wanted to invest in, and when you talk to your friends about it, they feel the same way and urge you to take the plunge.
The management of Shadow Foundr recently returned from a quick tour of Denmark where they pitched to Danish investors interested in the Crowdfunding space. Traditionally, crowdfunding in Denmark has been the domain of rewards-based platforms, however equity crowdfunding is starting to grow in the country, with several platforms emerging over the past year.
Shadow Foundr is delighted to have already reached 65% of its' funding target of £1m, with more pledges set to come in, following a series of pitches to investment groups throughout the UK and Denmark. This round of growth funding has been extremely well received by investors and the company is now confident of closing off the round next month, due mainly to the upcoming Christmas break.Read More
The financial technology (FinTech) market is exploding. A recent report from Accenture found that global investment in Fintech has sky-rocketed from $930 million in 2008 to more than $12bn by the beginning of 2015. Fintech is opening up an incredible world of possibilities for both businesses and everyday people. And one of the fastest growing sectors in Fintech is crowdfunding.Read More
Shadow Foundr is currently going through a period of growth and we are preparing for the next stage in the company’s development, with a mini recruitment drive. We are looking at filling a number of positions, including a Social Media Executive, Content Writers, a Junior Developer and an Administrator’s role.Read More
We are truly honoured to have the opportunity to be involved in the late David Bowie's last piece of creative genius, Lazarus. This production of Lazarus by David Bowie and Enda Walsh, originally opened at New York Theatre Workshop on November 18, 2015 starring Michael C. Hall.Read More
After a year of tweaking and testing, blood, sweat and tears (quite literally); Shadow Foundr’s crowdfunding platform is now live (albeit in soft launch mode). Registering and classifying yourself will give you full access to all deal opportunities, as well as plenty of educational resources and videos. It will also allow you to keep up to date with all of the companies that our investors have backed.Read More