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New fund improves access to funding

Our Partner, Capital Pilot, has launched a new fund to improve access to funding Let’s face it, raising equity investment is hard. All the statistics confirm how hard it can be for startups to access funding. In the UK, Beauhurst reported that the number of deals completed in 2021 dropped by 4%, and that continued […]

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 […]

How I proved my startup so I could quit my job and feed my passion

Anyone can come up with a “brilliant business idea” but it is quite another thing to put your money where your mouth is, take the plunge, give up your job and commit to making your idea a reality. For many founders of startups, taking the decision to leave your job – and a predictable salary […]

Want to raise equity investment? Is your business ready?

So you want to raise equity investment – but are you ready? Rather than leaping straight into action writing a pitch or talking to investors, take a moment and ask yourself three questions. How much money do you need?What will you do with the money you raise?How will your business change and grow as a […]