Some news & views

Investors:

The headline hasn’t got a typo. The UK already faced some recessionary pressures and a frothy equities market. Then we faced a virus that disrupts global supply chains and always looked like it would unleash economic chaos greater than the human cost (if that is......

Article originally published in The Great British Investment Yearbook In 2012 the Government introduced the Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme (SEIS) to work alongside the Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS). I’d already had around 8 successful years of investing and enjoying 30% income tax relief. So, I......

Reading pitch decks, business cases or investment proposals is energising. It doesn’t matter what they are called, or if they are poorly articulated, poorly presented or expressing a truly rubbish idea – I’ll still see something stimulating. And it’s just as well, as I see......

Entrepreneurs:

New Year. Often the time we take stock of our lives. When we think about what we value and whether our current career paths are leading us to where we ultimately want to be. For many it’s when our dreams of creating a business take......

When I chat to leaders of large companies (amongst others, I help IKEA and AB InBev with innovation) the thing they most envy about start-ups it the ability to move fast. But that is a generalisation. It is not all small businesses that move fast.......

Creating a useful product or service is only part of the challenge for a growing business. To get customers to try your offer you are going to have attract the attention of potential customers with a well thought-out approach to marketing. Despite not being a......

News:

This article is adapted from a note sent to investors in the Start-Up Series Fund. We all have up to the minute information on how our public equity investments are faring, but how are seed investments impacted by coronavirus measures? Worth Capital have been working......

Company: Bird Sunglasses Description: Award winning ethical & sustainable sunglasses & prescription frames. With a social purpose – ‘Sharing Your Sun’ – gifting solar powered lights to Africa for each frame sold. Founders: Ed, Paul and Lawrence Bird Website: birdsunglasses.com Can you tell me a bit......

Thanks to everyone that hung out with us last night at our Celebration of Innovation at the iconic Globe Theatre on London’s Southbank. We felt the huge energy created when clashing together talented entrepreneurs, strong propositions and impassioned investors. For many of the group it......