SOME NEWS & VIEWS

Entrepreneurs:

By Matthew Cushen…   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......

By Matthew Cushen…   The Start-Up Series has been going now for over a year and we have just finalised our 11th investment. So, as any start-up should, we’ve been looking at our data and making some comparisons to other established businesses in our industry.......

By Matthew Cushen…   After 12 monthly competitions to find the brightest consumer ideas, this month we are extending the scope of The Start-Up Series. We are still after ‘products and services we buy and the ways that we buy them’, but we are now open......

Investors:

By Matthew Cushen…   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......

By Matthew Cushen…   We’ve been running the UK’s largest seed funding competition for 12 months. Each month we have been carefully picking one business, from around 100 entries, to qualify for a £150,000 equity investment. After 12 monthly competitions to find the brightest consumer......

By Matthew Cushen…   The Government published their ‘Financing growth in innovative firms’ consultation paper last month, with submissions due this week (the deadline is Friday 22 September). Commonly known as the ‘Patient Capital Review‘ it was announced by the Prime Minister in Autumn 2016......

News:

This month we learned that Worth Capital has been selected as a finalist in this years Growth Investor awards in the category: “best SEIS investment manager 2017”. The award, sponsored by RW Blears solicitors, recognises “providers specialising in SEIS who can demonstrate innovation in product......