Some news & views

Investors:

In the last Autumn budget, the Chancellor announced changes to the Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS) and the Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme (SEIS) as a result of his ‘Patient Capital Review’. He could have reduced the generous tax reliefs available, but he didn’t, he extended the......

It amazes me when I hear of investors that are enjoying the buzz and stories around investing in start-ups but only have one or two investments. It is such a high-risk asset class that it is essential to hold a portfolio. Some even argue the......

Over the last 10 years, two things have defined my professional life – being a prolific investor in start-ups (now having the UK’s largest seed funding competition) and being an innovation consultant working with the leadership teams of some of the world’s largest consumer brands.......

Entrepreneurs:

A relatively dry column this month, but important for any business looking to raise funding from equity investors. You should already know about the Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS) and Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme (SEIS). If not, then this column on SEIS is still relevant. With......

For most start-ups, cash is precious, resources tight and there’s never enough time. Hence even more than for other businesses, it’s essential to make effective decisions about where to focus. A priority missed, or an unnecessary distraction that eats up effort and resource, could mean......

There is one business column I read religiously each week – Mark Ritson, a Marketing Professor who writes for Marketing Week. I’m loath to tell you about him as he is the insightful, entertaining, provocative columnist that I aspire to be. You’ll read him and......

News:

After a fruitful 12 months, our Start-Up Series winners, investors and partners all gathered at Home House on Wednesday night to celebrate the success that our unique competition continues to deliver. We heard a few words from the founding team at NotDogs, one of the......