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UFfB’s New Equity Mentoring Process

Martin Rigby, one of Understanding Finance for Business’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 you’ve ever watched Dragons’ Den, or been to ‘real life’ investment events that follow a similar model of pitching to a panel or a roomful of investors, you’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 ‘Meerkats and Avatars’. Discussions are ongoing so it’s too early to pronounce judgement on the outcome but suffice to say…