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  1. i. Why raise funds for your startup?

    While the concept of bootstrapping your startup may be in vogue at the moment, there will come a point in the life of any startup when funds are required not only to feed families and keep partners and employees happy but, more importantly, to allow...

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  2. ii. Where to look for seed funding?

    There are number of viable avenues open to entrepreneurs in need of funding to grow their business. The avenues are not always mutually exclusive, but each has its own advantages and disadvantages to be considered before pursuing investment through it...

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  3. iii. How to set up your company

    There are two principal aspects to consider when working out whether your company is correctly structured and ready to raise money. The first (and simplest) is whether you should have a limited company and the second is how the equity should be struct...

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  4. iv. How to build your team

    Your choice of founding team will have an enormous effect on the future success of your business. For one, the need to have a team that shares common goals, has a relationship of trust, works well together and whose skills complement the requirements...

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  5. v. What product you should have

    One of the questions we at Angel Investment Network are most frequently asked by budding entrepreneurs is:
    “What is the least product I need to raise funds?”
    And in truth, there is no real answer to this question. Some companies receive investment...

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  6. vi. Deal & Valuation Guide

    The question how much money you need to raise is a very important one; and one many entrepreneurs don’t really know the answer to even though they know they need to raise money. This article gives a you step-by-step formula for working out your fundr...

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  7. vii. SEIS & EIS Tax Breaks (UK-based companies onl...

    Investing in startup companies is generally much riskier than buying shares in much larger more established companies, although the returns are potentially much larger. As a means of offsetting this risk for investors and thereby incentivising them...

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  8. viii. Startup Jargon Buster

    For those newly initiated into the startup world, the jargon can seem impenetrable at first...
    In this glossary article, I have compiled a list of the most importance pieces of startup business jargon that you should know...

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