SOME NEWS & VIEWS

Entrepreneurs:

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......

By Matthew Cushen…   Whenever an entrepreneur raises equity funding they of course should be thinking about the equity they give away. But most think about holding on to equity in the funding round that is straight in front of them, when it is just......

Investors:

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......

By Matthew Cushen…   The generous tax reliefs available under the Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme (SEIS) and the Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS) attract a lot of attention. The reliefs are an attractive and successful way to encourage investment in a high-risk investment class. But the......

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......

Founders: Helen and Olivia Collins Company: MYZA Description: An online marketplace retailing sleep-enhancing products and providing content and advice around sleeping well Twitter: @MYZA_UK Uncovering the power of sleep: The story behind MYZA Sleeping is absolutely central to our lives. It’s essential for the proper functioning of our bodies......

Founders: Michael Chapman, Paul Cartwright, Colin Stacey, Michael Brown and Chris Forte Company: Builders Bay Description: An e-commerce platform battling construction waste by enabling businesses to sell surplus materials to builders, renovators and DIY enthusiasts The story behind Builders Bay A £110bn industry, the UK’s construction sector provides......