Category Archives: Startups

Startups need….

I’ve been ruminating this blog post over the weekend and then an article on Techcrunch just spurred me to put the thoughts into electrons. I’ve been guilty of using the words “startups need” many times. There’s always something they need whether it is access to better talent, better markets, better funding alternatives. A startup is […]

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The Reality of Equity Crowdfunding

Reality of Equity Crowdfunding Raising investment for start-ups is one of the many challenges an entrepreneur will face.  This has always been the case, even back in the 17th Century when entrepreneurs stood on tables in Jonathan’s Coffee Shop in the City of London.  They shared their business opportunities and merchants would offer investment.  Their […]

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The First Week of Digital Circle …

Just after re-launching Digital Circle as part of the Raise family, we didn’t let the grass grow under our heels as we headed straight into a Roundtable with the Department of the Economy about the excessive disparity between the demand for digital skills and the supply. The consultation, being hosted by the CBI, recognises that […]

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Risky Business

Last weeks Raise session was about risk and mitigating risk. The first step was helping our startups identify the risk level they may pose to an investor (and for good measure, this could also apply to early customers, like those who engage via crowdfunding platforms like Kickstarter). We have heard before how an investor is […]

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