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How Can I Identify the Right Sources of Investment for My Business?

Finding investment for your business isn’t just about working with anybody willing to give you money. Just as you’ll appeal to investors looking for a business proposition just like yours, so some investors will be more compatible with your company than others. It doesn’t matter how fantastic your offering is; connecting to the most suitable…

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Dealing with Investors: what it’s really like

If you’ve attended one of my Fundraising Strategy Sessions, then you know I talk about your chances of raising investment. And you’ll also know I advocate an Expression of Interest form (EOI) as one of your five key pitch assets to support you in your fundraising journey. Here’s why: VC, Speedinvest, recently released data that…

Startup Fundraising

Startup Fundraising | How Does Crowdfunding Work ?

Crowdfunding is the second most popular way of raising investment for start-up and early stage businesses. In fact, crowdfunding platforms are only one step behind VCs as the most active type of equity investment. But how much do you know about crowdfunding? Read this to find out. What is crowdfunding? Crowdfunding harnesses the power of the crowd…

Future of Venture Capital Investing

The future of venture capital

Future of Venture Capital Investing with changed market dynamics The 2008 global financial crisis accelerated the existing trend toward a more technology-based economy. This led to a large number of startups and a new generation of entrepreneurs and investors. The democratization of venture capital was pushed even further. The pandemic had a dramatic impact on…

Entrepreneurship as a career

Entrepreneurship as a career option

In the past few years, several universities have been offering entrepreneurship as a career option. These universities are not just offering entrepreneurship courses, but also offering venture capital courses that can help students become entrepreneurs. Entrepreneurship is an opportunity to grow “Entrepreneurship is not a path to riches and fame. It is an opportunity to…

How can you connect with investors and win their trust?

How can you connect with investors and win their trust?

This is another question that investable entrepreneurs frequently ask us, thinking there must be some ‘one size fits all’ answer. But the question has two parts, and it’s essential to get both those parts right if you’re going to land the investment you’re looking for. Part 1: How can you connect with investors? 1. Leverage…

Validating your business
  • Blog
  • September 25, 2021

Validating your business idea for future success

Solving Real-World Problems Why do so many startups fail in the first five years? Often it’s because they haven’t fully validated their business idea before they charge forward. It’s common for founders to be filled with passion and optimism, and make some mistakes when it comes to research. The first step is to ensure that you’re solving…