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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 […]

The disconnect between investors and entrepreneurs

If youā€™ve ever watched Dragonsā€™ Den, or been to ā€˜real lifeā€™ investment events that follow a similar model of pitching to a panel or a roomful of investors, youā€™ll know there is often a great chasm between what an entrepreneur thinks an investor wants to see or hear in a pitch, and the information that an investor is actually looking for.

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…