Converge Challenge has been a fantastic programme this year with some truly inspiring businesses coming through the programme. We have been very lucky to be involved and impressed by the market research, commercial awareness and technological innovation demonstrated by the Converge Challenge participant companies. It has been a real pleasure working with the cohort on business plans and legal issues. As part of MBM Commercial’s sponsorship of the programme, our Alexander Lamley has been attending legal clinics to help the Converge companies identify and address early stage issues.
As a start-up business there are some essential things to think about when looking for investment. To make the best possible impression with a potential investor, getting your company’s house in order is key. The following top tips for getting investor ready will help make your company more attractive to investors:
Are you using non-disclosure agreements to protect your confidential information? If not, you should be.
These are just a few things an investor, or their solicitor, will check as part of the process, together with any financial diligence to be done by the investor’s accountants. Investors will be impressed by companies who already have their houses in order and who take these matters seriously. The more “investor ready” work you do now, the less you need to do later – and ultimately, the smoother the investment process will be.
If you are a start-up company looking for help finding investment or getting investor-ready and would like further information, please contact a member of our team.
MBM Commercial has the largest corporate team in Scotland which is dedicated to working with high growth companies and their investors. Your key contacts at the firm are:
DD 0131 226 8203 & 0203 096 0113
Tel 0131 226 8238