After spending her early years in Rio, Victoria gained an honours degree in French and Spanish from UCL before starting her career at the Royal Opera House, marketing filmed opera and ballet performances to international broadcasters. From there she joined BBC Worldwide, looking after all licensing within Spain and Portugal. Victoria then took far too many years off, reluctantly raising her three children. She speaks 4 languages, plays Scrabble incessantly and returned to work in 2017, writing the content for the Envestors magazine.

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…

Spreading the love: Be your investors’ perfect Valentine and share the tax benefits offered by SEIS

If there’s one thing that can’t be questioned, it’s that the UK values its entrepreneurs and start-ups. The Government, to actively encourage private investment into ‘the backbone of the British economy’, offers arguably the most generous tax incentive schemes in the world; with over £1.6bn invested into 30,000 start-ups each year, their success is undisputed…

Turn your back on the crowd: five reasons why your own digital platform is the key component to fuel a successful fundraise in 2020

Although investing is still very much about relationships, we are living in the digital age so it’s no surprise that when companies need extra funds, the first place they go is online. The ease and convenience of online pledging and deal sharing complements the process perfectly and crowdfunding, in particular, has been an integral part…