Funding Accelerator graduate PEEQUAL secures £250,000 equity investment

PEEQUAL founders raise £250,000 for their startup

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 co-founders of PEEQUAL the UK’s first stand alone women’s urinal, became very confident at pitching to investors whilst they were raising equity investment for their pre-revenue startup-up. However, this wasn’t what […]

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 a first funding round. Small wonder that people say raising investment is time-consuming and a distraction! But almost all startups need investment at some point so how do you find investors […]

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 friends and family, take a moment to assess whether your startup is ready for investment. It is so much easier to raise investment when you have traction. There comes a point […]

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 have a vision for growing your business but it won’t even make the (metaphorical) oven – let alone get cooked – if you don’t succeed in raising investment for your startup. […]

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 traction have you got?” Knowing what traction is, and being able to demonstrate this, makes it quicker to raise funding for a startup. So, what is traction? Traction is another way […]

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 for your startup, there are plenty of mistakes you can make that may cost you dear! Mistake 1:  A brilliant idea is all you need to raise investment for your startup […]

Find a co-founder and your startup will raise more money

Startup Founders share their experience and suggest where to look for a co-founder It is relatively easy to build a product and launch a business – although it may not feel like it when you are in the thick of it! It is a lot harder to find a co-founder for your startup and build […]