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UFfB’s New Equity Mentoring Process

Martin Rigby, one of Understanding Finance for Businessā€™s mentors, summarises the equity support process following changes in the programme made in the light of experience It’s a tough equity market at present Let’s not beat about the bush, raising early-stage equity finance in the present market is very tough. Early-stage venture funds are few and […]

Gamekeeper to Poacher

Martin Rigby, one of Understanding Finance for Business’s mentors, pitched his own business, Psonar, to the angel panel at the Meerkats & Avatars event in September. I co-founded Psonar, an internet music service, with Rich Urwin and Ray Anderson at the beginning of 2008. I’d left taking the entrepreneurial plunge (bar a half-hearted and abortive […]

Showing us the Money

In my previous post, I mentioned that a number of companies pitched to our panel of angel investors at ā€˜Meerkats and Avatarsā€™. Discussions are ongoing so it’s too early to pronounce judgement on the outcome but suffice to say…