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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…

Software Fundraising

Raising Equity Finance: Spotlight on Software

Between 2016 and 2018, there were 15,970 seed or venture equity investment deals made in the UK, amounting to £22.8bn. With the broad range of businesses included in these statistics, it can be difficult to take away anything useful. So, at Envestors, we’re running a sector-specific blog series on what’s happening in fundraising and, crucially,…

Fundraising Tips for 2019: Advice from an Angel

International Women’s Day is just around the corner and we think it’s important to celebrate and listen to the advice of the women angels who currently invest in UK growth businesses. Caroline has been an angel investor for five years and kindly gave up 60 seconds of her time to provide us with advice on…

How To Value Your Business

Download our calculator to create a fair valuation for your business. Valuing your business can be a daunting task. Too high and you’ll put off investors, too low and you’ll do yourself a major disservice. Having raised investment of over £100m into more than 200 early-stage companies, Envestors has developed a Scorecard and Flag System…

Guide to Investing in startups

Investing into startups for the first time can be scary. With over 800 deals under our belt we know what it takes to identify a good investment opportunity. Learn more. Our Guide to Investing is designed for those new to the world of investing in scale-up businesses. It explains the ins and outs of investing…

Chargemaster

Chargemaster: An Electrifying Exit

The ENVESTORS portfolio company, CHARGEMASTER, has been acquired by BP for £128.9m. Having introduced £15.3m of equity between 2010-2018, this represents a return of £42,686,301 for 50 members of the ENVESTORS private network and two introduced Funds.   CHARGEMASTER, who are the operator of the UK’s largest electric vehicle (EV) charging network and the leading…