How to be an Armchair Investor

You’re an experienced investor. You have a diverse portfolio, you enjoy watching entrepreneurs pitching their investment opportunities and networking with other likeminded individuals. This is how you’ve always done it. Only now you’re in lockdown and trapped indoors, so your investment activities have suddenly ground to a halt, right? Wrong. Digital has got you covered.…

How to be a Pyjama Pitcher

Introducing the pyjama pitchers—the adaptable, intuitive and determined entrepreneurs who secure investment without ever leaving their living rooms. Pyjama pitchers say ‘not going out? No problem!’ and successfully woo their counterparts – the armchair investors – to win the funds they need to build up the successful companies of tomorrow. Sounds easy? It isn’t. Being…

Up to 69% of all funds raised come from start-ups’ own sources: Your own crowd, the crucial component in any crowdfunding campaign

Envestors survey of UK start-ups uncovers major issues with market perception among growth businesses as to what it takes to be successful at crowdfunding.   In order to get to the heart of crowdfunding, Envestors undertook a survey of 200 UK businesses which had used this method to raise equity finance within the past three…

Considering Crowdfunding

52% of UK start-ups say crowdfunding has nothing to do with fundraising − whatsoever

Envestors’ survey of 200 UK start-ups uncovers big issues with market perception around equity crowdfunding Envestors’  survey report on crowdfunding in the UK revealed over half of all businesses who undertook a crowdfunding campaign within the past three years did not rank raising capital as their key motivator. The findings reflect issues with market perception…

Got Fundraising Envy?

Got fundraising envy? Be like Brewdog and Monzo Brewdog and Monzo have shaken up the crowdfunding world by raising millions directly from their own customers. In 2009 Brewdog launched “Equity for punks,” offering shares to their customers where they coined the new shareholder nickname, ‘punks’. Since then Brewdog has gained a loyal fan base and…

Antaco: Clean Waste, Clean Energy, a Clean World

ANTACO’s technology converts any type of organic waste into a solid biofuel, termed biocoal. This process known as hydrothermal carbonization, or HTC, naturally occurs, but takes millennia. In 1913, the Nobel Laureate Friedrich Bergius discovered a way to achieve this process within hours, rather than millennia.  Incredibly, there was little interest in 1913; it was only in…

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…