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New fund improves access to funding

Every startup deserves equal access to funding

Our partner, Capital Pilot, is removing bias from the funding process to improve access to funding for all Let’s face it, raising equity investment
PEEQUAL founders raise £250,000 for their startup

Funding Accelerator graduate PEEQUAL secures £250,000 equity investment

British Design Fund became PEEQUAL’s largest investor but the reason they provided equity investment might surprise you… Amber Probyn and Hazel McShane, the two
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How to find investors for a startup…quickly!

A recent report from Beauhurst and SFC Capital* reveals that it takes, on average, 15 months to find investors for a startup and close
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Should you raise startup funding from friends and family?

So you think you need to raise funding for your startup? You may be right, but before you being to raise startup funding from
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Why raising investment for a startup is as simple as baking a cake

Your startup is hungry! It needs cash for product development, marketing and building the team. You’re probably hungry too. You see the opportunity. You
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7 Essentials that unlock Start-up equity investment

Start-up equity investment: Investors look for 7 Essential ingrediants when deciding whether to back a start-up – or not! Be succinct to get attention
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Traction makes it quicker to raise funding for a startup

So you want to raise funding for a startup? To succeed, you’ll need to speak the language of investors. Investors will ask “how much
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7 Mistakes that stop you raising investment for your startup

Startup founders are resourceful and move quickly but sometimes that haste can work against them. They make mistakes. When it comes to raising investment
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Re-visiting the business plan – like new year’s resolutions – isn’t enough. But you can fix that…

It’s that time of year. The time for new year resolutions and, for your typical startup founder, re-visiting the business plan. Whether it’s about