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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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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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Reasons to be cheerful. Part 1.

  As the world battles Corvid-19, climate change and rollercoaster financial markets it’s worth focusing on some reason’s Northern Ireland’s startups have to be cheerful!   More support is available for startups than ever before. We would obviously point out that Raise should be first port of call for any entrepreneurs with great ideas – […]

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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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Getting your business ready to enter the investment stage.

A well recognised route a startup can take to find investors are crowdfunding and angel investment platforms.  They provide businesses with a stage to present their investment opportunity and the administrative systems to accept investment in an orderly manner.  This has been achieved by the use of new technology and the implementation of efficient business […]

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The Joy of SEIS

When a startup founder establishes their business they will likely have a strategy in mind for how they will fund it.  This generally starts with savings, grants and bootstrapping tactics. In most cases this will be followed by an investment round from angels or other invsetors.  What is often overlooked in Northern Ireland is the […]

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Are you paying it forward?

Paying it forward – successful founders help and support the next generation of startups.   This support comes in many forms; mentoring, advise, introductions and investment.  It’s also not specific to the tech world, there has also been a tradition of one generation helping the next. We can see that it’s well established in NI […]

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Filling the Gap Between Industry and Technology Blog Series Episode 1

To succeed in the startup world, industry experts need tech experts and vice versa. Colin Mitchell is the CEO of Sixty 5 Technologies and has expertise in tech, business, sales and marketing. Colin’s new blog series showcases the startup tech journey focusing on the gap that needs filled between industry and technology Episode 1 – […]

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