Tag Archives: crowdfunding

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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Crowdfunding Success: Batchbuddy at 83%!

One of our fledgling startups worked their way through product development and into a Kickstarter campaign about three weeks ago. 75% of the way into the campaign they’re at 83% funded – and all authentic pledges which, as most will know from Kickstarter analyses, is pretty awesome. Batchbuddy is certain to get across the line…

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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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When is government funding not “funding”?

The answer is – when it’s a contract. The US government has always had Scientific Research Based Interventions (and example is the programme running in Connecticut, but Northern Ireland pioneered the concept of “pre-commercial procurement”. Now, at first glance this seems like a terrible idea. – solutions being procured without access to the free market…

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CAC…CLTV…MRR….SAAS…B2B buzzword bingo

CAC: Customer Acquisition Costs (also known as COCA in some places) CLTV: Customer Life Time Value MRR: Monthly Returning Revenue CAC is usually associated with SAAS (Software as a Service) and B2B (Business to Business) software sales and especially startups. Knowing about CAC and your ratios (CAC:MRR) will be important when trying to raise finance…

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