For Investors For Entrepreneurs

Essentials In A Deck

Congratulations on having a great business idea. Extra congratulations if you’ve started the company and have got some traction. Now all you need is some money to bring your startup vision to life. So…you start writing a pitch. You’ve generated solid research and big ideas – but now you have to distil and communicate your plan for investors to see the full potential...

What funding suits you?

There are many ways to fund a business, particularly when entrepreneurs by their very nature are so resourceful. Below we have outlined the most common methods. It is important to carefully consider the stage your business is at, when you are looking at which method of funding might suit you. Businesses at the very early stage for example, will need to establish some proof...

Types of Funding Round

There are reams of articles about businesses looking to raise money in different types of funding rounds. Here we look at the different types of funding rounds out there and explain a little about each one? Definition: a funding round is the occasion in which money is raised for a business from one or more investors. These rounds are often referred...

SEIS & EIS Explained

The Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS) and Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme (SEIS) are government initiatives offering some of the most attractive tax breaks available in the UK. The Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS) provides tax incentives in the form of a variety of income tax and capital gains tax reliefs to investors who invest in smaller, unquoted, trading companies...

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Key Financial Elements Of A Successful Funding Campaign

We are often asked what the key elements of a successful funding campaign are. In truth, there is no secret formula and every campaign is different. Financially speaking, below are some of the key things that investors look at when considering investment into a business...

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Benefits Of A Nominee Share Structure

Investors unfortunately will understand the difficulties, sometimes, associated with contacting the start-up or early stage company they are investing money into. For the investor, there can be miscommunication, it can be hard to maintain voting rights, and there are often no investor...

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Introduction To Private Investment

Definition: Angel (also known as private) investing is equity finance. An angel investor is a high net worth individual who makes use of their personal disposable finance to invest into start-up and early stage business opportunities. The investor would normally take shares...

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Proof Of Concept

Proof of concept is the evidence, typically deriving from an experiment or pilot project, which demonstrates that a design concept, business proposal, etc. is feasible. In the field of business, proof-of-concept helps to establish the viability of a commercial idea. It isolates potential issues and helps founders and possible investors understand the overall direction of the business.

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Valuations – Pre- & Post-Money

Definition: Valuation is an estimation of the worth of something, especially one carried out by a professional valuer. In the startup funding world, pre-money valuation refers to the value of a company not including external funding or the latest round of funding. In contrast, post-money includes outside financing or the latest capital injection..

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