When Simon Coughlin and Mark Reynier took a punt and bought the historic Bruichladdich whiskey distillery on Islay in 2002 they couldn’t have imagined the roller-coaster journey they’d go on.
Venture Capital Trusts (VCTs) have now been in the market for over two decades. These publicly listed, tax efficient vehicles enable individuals to invest in (usually) startups and early stage growth companies. And growing in popularity, we looked at what made it such an appealing option.
For your business to reach the next stage of growth, raising capital might be a necessity. Serial entrepreneur Mike France has some tales from the trenches.
While that all-important business growth capital can be sourced from a number of places, Ian Gillis and Michael Bennett look at how the IPO route can work.
As his business looks to secure a £100,000 investment through Seedrs, Crua Outdoors CEO Derek O’Sullivan shares his experiences of previous crowdfunding pitch successes.
Martyn Holman of Forward Partners continues with his deep dive into the venture capital space by explaining how not to pitch to a VC if you want backing.
It is hard to conceive of a bigger nightmare for British business than the confirmation of the content leaked in the Labour manifesto, an ode to doom.
Launched in 1994 and 2012, EIS and SEIS have encouraged investors to back riskier businesses by providing access to income tax and capital gains tax relief, but now the much heralded funding method is on the decline.
In its latest edition of The Deal, Beauhurst claimed equity investment dropped for the first time in five years. Crowdfunding platforms, however, defied expectations – and Seedrs hopes to keep the ball rolling by launching a secondary market.
Nobody knows exactly how our divorce from the EU will turn out – just recall the predictions of doom and gloom that immediately followed the surprise vote and compare it to what actually transpired. However, there are numerous known factors bosses can control during this uncertain time.
As part of his look at the different investment opportunities out there, Lex Deak starts by weighing up the pros and cons of equity crowdfunding.
Our After Exit series continues, and our next entrepreneur hasn’t just left his business behind, he also achieved the first crowdfunding exit in the UK.