3 dos and don’ts when searching for funding

Making the decision to try something new can be daunting, especially where money is concerned. But as the market evolves it’s becoming increasingly important to have an open mind. When looking at the options available to you it’s important to know what you’re trying to achieve. Are you looking to expand? Do you want to
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Great startups don’t fund themselves.

Raising money from investors for your startup is challenging at any stage and requires a great pitch, even for experienced founders with significant traction in their company. The good news is that there’s a formula for pitching your startup that has helped startup founders raise millions. In this article below I’ve distilled the investor pitch
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How to value your business

We live in an age where conventions are being disrupted more frequently than ever, and it is no news how the rise of alternative finance and specifically how equity Crowdfunding has challenged the investment landscape. From an investor’s perspective, ‘everyday investors’ now have access to an asset class traditionally reserved for private institutions, and can
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New EU rules pave the way for larger crowd rounds

The European Parliament has today announced plans for a new Regulation that will enable EU countries to increase the level of crowdfunding rounds without the need for a prospectus from €5m to €8m. This is fantastic news for ambitious businesses across the EU. Nearly 50 businesses have already raised in excess of £1 million on
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UK property crowdfunding – harnessing the power of the crowd

Over the past few years the growth of crowdfunding has been remarkable. It started as a reaction to a decline in bank lending and traditional sources of finance following the credit crunch of 2008. Since then, we have seen Crowdcube raise over £46m from 115,000 members for start up businesses and Peer to Peer lending sites
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Top Crowd Funding Success Stories Of 2014

Trade finance services have received a significant boost from crowd funding in recent years. Crowd funding traditionally involves members of the public, as well as traditional investors, backing projects by buying shares for as little as a couple of pounds. The past year saw increasing awareness of this financing option among entrepreneurs and investors. Here
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Crowd Funding is an alternative to traditional banking and finance companies

Crowd Funding is an alternative to traditional banking and finance companies. Credit Crunch” and “Banking Crisis”. It started as banks across the globe lent too much money, too quickly and in many cases the loans then defaulted or had insufficient security attached to them. So, rather like a pack of cards the whole banking infrastructure
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