Some news & views

Entrepreneurs:

Matthew Cushen, co-founder of Worth Capital, says being innovative attracts listings and customers – but boosts pressure when it comes to keeping them   It’s a huge buzz to be introduced to the hopes and dreams of many entrepreneurs through The Start-Up Series. But, alongside Worth......

From HMRC’s advanced assurance to your business plan, Worth Capital’s Matthew Cushen covers the steps to take before approaching SEIS investors January, February and March are when the thoughts of those lucky enough to have to pay a large amount of tax start to turn......

Figures from the US this month show a cooling off in investor appetite for early stage start-ups. Investment is shifting towards larger funding of the most valuable growth businesses. It is something that we can expect to happen in the UK as we seem to......

Investors:

A report about private investment deals released this week shows that over 2017, Crowdfunding platforms raised £218million. After a dip in 2016, they are back to growth for a record ever year. At £69 million raised, the last quarter of the year was also the......

Investing in start-up businesses has exploded over the last 4 years. The introduction of Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme (SEIS) relief has attracted more investors, which in turn attracts businesses looking for equity funding. The underlying number of start-ups has blossomed, as has the visibility of......

News:

Founders: Matthew Sockalingum and Simon Lee Company: Blow Dry Pass Description: A subscription service offering unlimited blow dries at a range of convenient locations Website: www.blowdrypass.com The beauty of convenience: Building Blow Dry Pass Thanks to ever-improving technology and a growing hunger for convenience among busy consumers, recent years......

Tribe co-founder Christopher Moon explains how winning The Start-Up Series funding competition last April is helping him “revolutionise the travel market”   Looking to help young people realise their travel dreams, Tribe is a members’ club and app through which under-35s can book, fund, plan,......

From hiring a talented team to securing partnerships, here’s how winning The Start-Up Series in March has enabled sleep site MYZA to launch this week…   Recognising the benefits of good night’s sleep, MYZA is the first curated online platform dedicated to retailing products and publishing editorial......