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26th April 2024 - 0 comments

What do rising startup insolvency rates mean for companies and their angel backers?

Startup companies are falling into insolvency at the fastest rate in a decade. What does this mean for founders and their angel backers? John Baker and Hemal Gor of PwC UK share their thoughts....

Startups are an important aspect of the UK corporate ecosystem, it is important for the health of the overall UK economy that we have an environment where startups are capable of succeeding. Analysis that we have undertaken suggests that many startups are failing and as a consequence founders and shareholders need to take a more proactive approach to securing the funding required to deliver a sustainable future.

8th March 2024 - 0 comments

Spring Budget 2024 - reaction roundup

An overview of reactions to UK ChancellorJeremy Hunt's Spring Budget

2nd February 2024 - 0 comments

12 Years On: E2E CEO Shalini Khemka reflects on her entrepreneurial journey

Shalini Khemka CBE, the visionary CEO and founder of E2E, takes a moment to look back on a remarkable entrepreneurial journey, sharing insights and lessons learned over the course of 12 years.

2nd February 2024 - 0 comments

Angels need to understand new rules for investing

Steve Holt is Director of Angels Invest Wales, part of the Development Bank of Wales Group. He explains what the new rules for angel investing mean for high-net worth individuals in Wales.

26th January 2024 - 0 comments

Should changing market conditions influence VCs’ decision-making?

Nicolas Barthalon, Principal at Ventech VC, asks to what extent changing market conditions should influence VCs' and other investors’ decision-making.

8th December 2023 - 0 comments

Angel investing is an exit business

EBAN President Janne Jormalainen shared his insights on angel investing at the recent 4Angels Finland event.

1st December 2023 - 0 comments

Generative AI and its impact on IP: what investors need to know

Lakmal Walawage, a Partner specialising in intellectual property at JMW Solicitors, looks at the impact of generative AI on IP and what investors should consider.

18th August 2023 - 0 comments

The standout startup secrets for Angel Investors

Steven Mooney, Founder of FundMyPitch, looks at what startups need to look like to attract investors

28th July 2023 - 0 comments

What do angel investors look for in a startup?

Rasha Almasri of Fastercapital looks at the fundamental things entrepreneurs need to know if they want to attract angel investment.

9th June 2023 - 0 comments

How Grubby grew £5m in revenue in just 3 years

“Funding for startups can be a tough game, and it's getting tougher,” says Grubby Founder Martin Holden-White. “Investors are less active than they have been in previous years and are much more focused on profitability than growth. Therefore, you need to have something unique and on a short path to profitability to peak interest.” 

26th May 2023 - 0 comments

Women in Business: Scaling and Selling Your Business

Fiona Hudson-Kelly, author of ‘Grow and Sell your Startup', identifies some of the main issues which female entrepreneurs face in scaling their businesses and offers her perspective on how to overcome them.

In the UK women run around 29% of small businesses and just 1% of trade businesses. Interestingly, during the pandemic we saw increasing numbers of all-female-led businesses with 145,200 being incorporated in 2021 ? nearly three times the number in 2018.

5th May 2023 - 0 comments

Angel Investment in Europe: EBAN interview with Lars Rasmussen

EBAN interviewed Lars Rasmussen, co-founder of Google Maps and angel investor in Canva, ahead of his keynote talk at the EBAN Congress 2023.  

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