The global economy has not been able to inspire much confidence since 2008. Despite the best efforts by governments and businesses alike, the fundamentals in most developed economies continue to drag global economic growth rates to a stagnant level with inflationary pressures are taken into account. This worldwide economic slowdown has managed to deflate the valuations for start-ups as well[Read More…]
Interviews & Features
Do you really need to find yourself an Angel Investor?
If you are an entrepreneur actively seeking angel investment for your new start-up, ask yourself how important is investor funding to the success of your business? You believe strongly in your business! Consider how important is angel investor funding to the success of your business. If angel investor funding is of little importance or not important at all to the success of your business[Read More…]
What is your industry experience, and does it really matter?
The industry experience of your management team has a significant influence on the investor’s perception of the viability of your business proposal. It is very important to check for contradictions in your business proposal that could be challenged. It’s important to consider the fact that most angel investors prefer to invest in industries that they have considerable knowledge and experience[Read More…]
Inside Business Angel negotiations: Valuing your Seed or Startup business correctly
Market value If an entrepreneur is overly confident or overvalues his business by solely looking at future growth prospects or thinks he will IPO (very rare), the deal may not work or be worth thinking much further about. So an entrepreneur’s valuation of his/her business is virtually always the deal-breaker. Looking at this from a business angel investor’s viewpoint may[Read More…]
Venturespring Announces Smart City Challenge Winner – Panel of experts including Venture Giants judge
Panel of experts including Venture Giants judge competition Blubel a smart bicycle bell that simply and intuitively guides cyclists, and uses IBM BluemixⓇ, has today been announced as the winner of the Venturespring Smart City Challenge – a competition that invited global entrepreneurs and developers to create technology solutions to some of the most serious problems facing modern cities. The competition was[Read More…]
Tier One Entrepreneur Visa Business Opportunities as an Investor
Obtaining a Tier One or Entrepreneur Visa is a straightforward process that is designed for those who want to enter the UK under the following qualifications: You want to create or run a business You have at least £50,000 in investment funds ready to go You are not from the European Economic Area (EEA) or from Switzerland You have met[Read More…]