Early-stage valuations may feel uncomfortable for both founders and investors… Is there a simple way?
We are happy to announce that we’ve partnered with Equidam: an online platform for startup valuation that enables entrepreneurs to understand their valuation, transparently discuss it, and close fair deals.
A sophisticated investor is an investor that has sufficient capital and experience to evaluate independently the soundness of an investment opportunity, and bring forward such investment process.
Being a successful entrepreneur is a race all be it, at times, a slow and steady one. There is a start line and as soon as that starting gun fires there will be hurdle after hurdle along the course. The hurdles may slow you down or they may even knock you down and bring you to a halt. You determine if that hurdle is to become your finish line.
In order to encourage investment into startups and early-stage businesses the UK Government has created a tax relief scheme called EIS: Enterprise Investment Scheme. This takes the form of…
What are the underlying principles that you should be using in a negotiation? It doesn’t matter whether you’re the one looking to make the investments or the business looking to attract investors because these principles and techniques will always work – whichever side of the negotiating table you happen to be sat on.
WHEN AN INVESTOR SHOULD SIGN ONE?
If you think you have a special idea and you are scared somebody could steal it from you, think again… Many people have the same ideas at the same time, but the difference is all in the execution!
OUR MANIFESTO: The world advances thanks to the effort of single brave individuals that innovate starting from zero. All successful companies become institutions sooner or later, and loose the ability to change and fuel progress. And the advancement of our human race is left in the capable hands of Founders and Entrepreneurs.
Closing an investment is something that could theoretically take less than a month, but this almost never happens. Normally six months is a good ballpark to start preparing your agenda, but what can you expect from this process?