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Angel Syndicates & SEIS Funds: A growing alternative for early-stage funding

Wednesday, May 1, 2024

The UK early-stage investment market is witnessing significant growth from Angel Syndicates and SEIS (Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme) Funds which are increasingly emerging as powerful and efficient alternatives for founders.

What do you need to prepare to secure funding?

Wednesday, April 17, 2024

As part of the funding process, you’ll likely meet with different potential investors, funds or financial organisations, all keen to understand where your business is at.

How to pitch for Angel investment

Wednesday, April 3, 2024

All investors are different and will have their own reasons for making investments that will shape their portfolio. But a lot of what the investors in our GC Angels syndicates and VCs generally are looking for in a pitch from start up businesses will be the same.

The Importance of Market Size

Wednesday, March 20, 2024

Market size can be a defining factor for many investors and can potentially be the difference between your business receiving an investment or leaving empty handed.

Start-up Fundraising and NDAs – What you need to know

Wednesday, March 6, 2024

One of the most frequent questions asked by founders is ‘will you sign my NDA?’. This is an area of fundraising where the theory and reality are significantly different.

Early-stage Fundraising: The reality of “No”

Wednesday, February 21, 2024

 It is a reality for most, if not all start-ups, to hear the word “no” frequently. However, it is crucial to understand that the refusal does not signify the end of a business journey.  

The Importance of Understanding your Competitors

Wednesday, February 7, 2024

There are very few certainties in early-stage fundraising. However, one such certainty is that investors will ask founders a simple question ‘Who are your competitors?’.

Challenging times and how to beat them

Wednesday, January 24, 2024

In this blog, we review the discussion on why SimpliFi was launched, explore the current market conditions, some of the challenges facing businesses and how SimpliFi can help.