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Overfunding is great – right?

Scale-ups seeking equity finance should always overfund. Or should they? Customers are keener than ever to invest in the brands they love, which means that we are seeing records levels of scale-ups […]

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Making the most of R&D tax relief with BDO

The Government’s R&D tax relief scheme could provide start-ups and scale-ups with a valuable cash boost. R&D tax relief has been available since 2000, when the Government introduced the scheme to encourage […]

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5 Tips on How Not to Sink Your Start-up

This probably won’t be the first time you hear the depressing statistics that four out of ten start-ups reportedly don’t make it to their fifth birthday. However, failure is not always a […]

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The 2019 Guide to Valuing your Business

Investing in unquoted companies From a regulatory perspective, investments in unquoted companies are classified as Non-Readily Realisable Securities (NRRS). The shares are illiquid in nature -they are not quoted or listed on […]

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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,” […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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FAQ Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS)

The Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS) is designed to help smaller higher-risk trading companies to raise finance by offering a range of tax reliefs to investors who purchase new shares in those companies. […]

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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 […]

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FAQ: Raising Finance with Envestors

Are you a startup business planning on raising finance? Read our FAQ to learn the ins and outs of fundraising with Envestors IS THERE ANY COST TO SUBMITTING A PROPOSAL FOR REVIEW? […]

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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 […]

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ICOs and Cryptocurrency

RUN AWAY. Should you gather your children and make for the hills…? (Envestors/Envestry) According to leading corporate lawyer who would prefer to remain nameless, there are two types of ICOs:  “dodgy” and […]

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How to Raise Equity Investment

The following extract is from the Xero Gravity Podcast It took 18 years of corporate life for Scott Haughton to make the leap to entrepreneurship. Like most successes stories, the road to where […]

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