Category Archives: Raising Capital
This week’s post is all about the GrowthAccelerator Programme which English SMEs really cannot afford to ignore! I recently attended a Seminar to learn about the programme and I have come away very enthusiastic about the Government/Private … Continue reading
Are you raising Venture Capital? If you are you might like to meet up with me and spend a couple of hours asking me lots of questions about the process and what you should do? Yes, I know … Continue reading
Listen to my latest phonecast What Next? Take a look at my FREE video Tutorial “How to Turn Your Great Idea into a Business” which is all about Starting a Business and Raising Capital.
I am asked these questions all of the time as if finding investors for companies was like throwing darts at a dart board; if you hit the bull you get funding, Right?
Well not quite. In this blog piece and the accompanying video, I will try to share with you some of the complexities in the funding process. I want to try to demonstrate that building a systematic funnel is much better than throwing darts! Continue reading
If it was as difficult to buy and sell on the Stock Exchange as it is to raise Venture Capital, investors would accuse the more than a technical glitch!
Why is it so difficult? If you look carefully, there is no shortage of capital seeking investments. Furthermore, there are literally thousands of companies seeking funding from Venture Capital investors. And yet finding the right investor, pitching a deal, working the process of committees, due diligence and documentation, takes months and has no guarantee of success! Continue reading
In the first three parts of this series, I have covered: The different types of Venture Capital and Private Equity firms Their investment Criteria How to approach them What they are looking for, and … Continue reading
In the first two parts of this series, I have discussed how to tell the different types of Venture Capital and Private Equity firms apart. In this, Part 3, I will discuss how to approach VCs, what they are … Continue reading
In the first Part of this series I examined the different types of Venture Capital and Private Equity firms. In Part 2 I am going to discuss the factors which make up their investment criteria. So, having worked … Continue reading