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18th July 2019

START-UP SPOTLIGHT with Knowledge Transfer Network's Ian Tracey

This month’s Start-up Spotlight features an interview with Head of Access to Funding and Finance at the Knowledge Transfer Network, Ian Tracey.

11th July 2019

Funding London interviews Peter Briffett of Wagestream

Peter Briffett is a serial entrepreneur with a difference. Not only did he lead multiple high growth global businesses, he is the first person in the UK who leads a fintech start-up, Wagestream, with social impact in mind. Not surprisingly, Bill Gates and Jeff Bezos backed his start-up, which aims to put an end to the payday poverty cycle by letting employees access their wages early. His mission is to end the 'payday poverty cycle' that has let the likes of Wonga and QuickQuid flourish in recent years.

5th July 2019

Working in partnership to deliver innovative funding solutions

 

Will Mason, from business finance consultants Liquidity Club, outlines how companies should remember to examine the structure of any funding they take on and how it impacts the day-to-day running of the company.

 

4th July 2019

TIming is key when it comes to successful angel investing

As an angel looking to invest, what are the timing considerations? We all know that the successful start-up to exit journey is most dependent on the founders but that there are many additional important factors such as sufficient capital, successful technology, competition and an element of luck?Peter Cowley from The Invested Investor investigates....

26th June 2019

Moving on: life after being the CEO

After stepping down as CEO of the company he founded after 13 years at the helm, Sukhendu Pal discusses the ups and downs that entrepreneur founders can face when moving on from their role as CEO.

24th June 2019

We, Equity Crowdfunding Shareholders, are Owners too!

In his latest article, James Murdoch discusses the importance of regular company reporting and post investment communication for equity crowdfunding investors.

21st June 2019

Why Crowdfunding is the New Business Loan

In recent years, Alternative Finance funding channels that exist outside of the traditional finance system have revolutionised how small and medium enterprises are able to operate. The rapid growth of the Alternative Finance industry, in areas such as Crowdfunding, is making it increasingly less ‘alternative’, but where is this development seen the most? 

21st June 2019

How to make crowdfunding work in Europe

If the crowdfunding market in Europe is to continue to develop, it needs an EU-wide framework, says Jörg Rocholl, President and Professor of Finance at ESMT Berlin.

12th June 2019

Start-up Spotlight: The Invested Investor interviews Angel Academe co-founder Sarah Turner

In partnership with The Invested Investor, this month’s Start-up Spotlight features an interview with Sarah Turner a technologist, entrepreneur and angel investor. She's spent most of her career working in and around digital technology in the UK, Europe, US and Asia. Sarah works as both an advisor and connector for start-ups as well as corporates. In 2014 she co-founded the award-winning angel network, Angel Academe. 

6th June 2019

Why the future looks bright for EIS investment in the media and creative industries

Dan Perkins, a Director at Great Point, the UK’s leading independent media and investment firm talks about the opportunities in film and media investment and why the sector's future looks brighter than ever. 

4th June 2019

13% of UK employees are unhappy at work says Robert Half survey

The UK workforce is becoming increasingly held back by mental health problems such as stress, depression and anxiety. According to research by Robert Half UK, 

4th June 2019

Artificial Intelligence is a disruptive force in UK financial services, says Intertrust

New research from Intertrust shows an overwhelming majority (94%) of UK-based financial services industry decision-makers believe that Artificial Intelligence (AI) has the most potential to revolutionise the sector over the next five years, considerably ahead of blockchain (53%) and the Internet of Things (24%). 

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