Rudolph the Red-faced Investor

With so many competing demands for your time and resources, legal considerations are easy to push down your list of priorities. You’re an entrepreneur and you’re ready to start fundraising to drive the growth of your start-up. Your business model is viable, you’re gaining traction and you’re learning fast. With so many competing demands for…

12 Things You Didn’t Know You Could Crowdfund

Crowdfunding is ultimately about raising cash.  But potential investors might want to be involved because it’s about more than that – maybe they feel passionate about a project or maybe they just want to be a part of it.  Digital fundraising has torn down global barriers and given rise to the ability to source funding…

5 Tips on How Not to Pitch in 2019

There are a multitude of blogs, articles and guides on how best to seek equity investment. While you need to know ‘what to do’ when pitching for start-up capital, it is equally useful to know what not to do.  Here are our top 5 examples – from angel investors themselves – on how to fall spectacularly at…

Alvant: The Market is Ready for High Performing AMC Material

With the increasing prominence of ‘green tech’ goals in environmental, sustainability and governance statements, the design of innovative, energy-efficient products has become ever more crucial. The automotive and aerospace sectors, as well as industrial processes and high-end consumer products, are constantly seeking new ways to increase the performance, fuel efficiency, longevity and recyclability of their…

365 Talent Portal: Specialist Technology Recruitment

Technology is advancing at such a rate that it is hard for even experts to stay up-to-date.  The enterprise systems we are using are now very clever and give such a competitive edge, so much so that their customisation for a business must be conducted by highly skilled technology consultants.  However, the inevitable enormous demand…

The Fundraising Landscape in 2019

The pros, cons and options Whether you’re at the seed round stage of your business or series C, fundraising can be a daunting process. With so many options to consider in the digital age, it is important to research which route will be the most effective for your future fundraise. With over 14 years’ experience…

5 Tips from an Angel Investor

Ralph Hulbert, a long-time member of our angel investment network, has invested in over 90 companies and manages a portfolio worth over £2m.  We sat down with him to find out what advice he has for those new to  angel investing: 1  Assess the CEO and management team The most important characteristics in a CEO…