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Money In – Money Out

Money In – Money Out Posted on Dec 12, 2014 by Sandy Finlayson  | 0 Comments As experienced investors know only too well, it is far easier to put money into a company than it is to get it back out.  Some worrying figures produced earlier this year by the Office of National Statistics suggested that M&A activity had slipped to its lowest level since they began keeping records.  There are, however, signs that things are changing.  Over the past year there have been some technology exits at breathtaking prices (more so in America than Europe) and it has been a...
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CROWDFUNDING GOES FROM STRENGTH TO STRENGTH

CROWDFUNDING GOES FROM STRENGTH TO STRENGTH Posted on Aug 20, 2014 by Sandy Finlayson  | Tags: crowdfunding , funding , finance , lending , startups  | 0 Comments I heard a couple of interesting statistics the other day from a friend who has been researching the crowdfunding market.  As the information is unverified I will not mention his name but he had clearly been doing a lot of homework:- He had managed to track down over 300 crowdfunding websites globally of which about half were in the UK.  That suggests that there are a large number of new crowdfunding platforms out...
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UP ACCELERATOR

UP ACCELERATOR Posted on Aug 10, 2014 by Sandy Finlayson  | Tags: tech entrepreneurs , seed finance , accelerator  | 0 Comments This is a fantastic new initiative in Edinburgh and Manchester to provide ambitious tech entrepreneurs with access to seed finance, accelerator space, access to high quality mentoring and support from successful entrepreneurs with the potential to open the doors to all sorts of business collaborations and later stage financing. I hear lots of people saying “if only we had access to all of the accelerator facilities and so on which they have in Shoreditch life would be so much...
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BETTER EIS PROPOSALS FOR BUSINESS ANGELS

BETTER EIS PROPOSALS FOR BUSINESS ANGELS Posted on Jul 30, 2014 by Sandy Finlayson  | Tags: EIS relief , investment , emergency loans , business angels  | 0 Comments The latest HMRC consultation on EIS relief is proof positive that the Government really does listen to reasoned proposals for improving legislation.   The current EIS and VCT schemes were introduced about 20 years ago and since then about £16 Billion of equity investment has been raised, supporting over 20,000 companies.   There has however been a long-standing problem over “emergency” loans which are then converted into shares and do not qualify...
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"The Customer Is King"

"The Customer Is King" Posted on Jul 27, 2014 by Sandy Finlayson  | 0 Comments I clearly remember a rather surreal conversation with a client at the height of the dot.com boom.  Those of us who lived through it will remember the crazy feeling that business was going through “a new paradigm” that revenues and profit no longer mattered and websites were valued by the eyeball ... the assumed correlation between the value of a website and the number of people who looked at it. I remember the client saying to me:- “Sandy, do you know that you can get money...
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