Monthly Archives: March 2020

EISA Survey on Startups Actively Fundraising

The EIS scheme provides the UK’s most innovative and progressive start-ups and scaleups with access to long-term equity capital and by doing so benefits the UK economy, creates jobs and supports the growth of businesses across the UK.   However, the coronavirus outbreak means many of these innovative companies, possibly businesses like yours, now face…

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Raise Call for investor ready startups

CALL OUT FOR INVESTOR READY STARTUPS

How can We Solve The Startup Investment Puzzle in light of COV19? Imagine this scenario: – The innovative startup founder who had an great solution to a real problem, built their team and their product over the last 6 – 12 months had a great opportunity. They have been talking to investors and received angel…

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Government support for startups? Nowhere to be seen.

  While our priority at Raise is to support our portfolio companies and the wider community as we deal with the pandemic but we have to keep looking forward. This blog is in comment to an article in the Sunday Times Business Section. https://www.thetimes.co.uk/past-six-days/2020-03-29/business/coronavirus-start-ups-facing-funding-collapse-v0fbwwkqz The Sunday Times has reported on a significant drop in levels…

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Invest during Adversity. And look for developers during this virus pandemic. It’s an opportunity!

Hello! I got laid off today as a result of the COVID-19 financial fallout. Looking for a Jr front-end position. I have 6 months of experience and I was responsible for a project, worked mostly with React and several libraries. Based in Barcelona, willing to relocate. Please RT! — Alejandra (@signorinadev) March 25, 2020 I…

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The Relentless Advance

Moore’s law, prediction made by American engineer Gordon Moore in 1965 that the number of transistors per silicon chip doubles every year. Moore’s Law is often quoted that computing power doubles every year, this is not quite accurate. But it does highlight something that we, working in the startup world, need to consider. Technology advances.…

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Taking the chance with a female focused tech event in Derry

When Alastair Cameron from Startacus came to Belfast to meet up and said “I want to run a female focused tech event in Derry”, I thought great let’s take a chance and see how  we can help. We offered for Raise to helps sponsor the evening social, because that’s what works for us, the networking,…

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