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Pitch decks: Everything you need to know
23 Feb 2021

Pitch decks: Everything you need to know

Ultimately, like most things in life, less is more. The perfect pitch deck should be anywhere between 5-10 slides and, critically, not cluttered. It is important to remember that a pitch deck should only include high-level information and, if pitched live, should not last any longer than 15 minutes. We humans have short attention spans, and investors can always ask additional questions if they require more information. Too much information included in each slide will only serve to distract those that are reading it. Further, if you are using it to present in front of a room full of investors, too much writing on each individual slide will ensure that they are concentrating on the included information and not on what you are saying – which is far more important. 

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SEIS and EIS Funds – how do they work?
18 Feb 2021

SEIS and EIS Funds – how do they work?

Raising capital is perhaps one of the toughest challenges that entrepreneurs have to face while developing their startups. Although there are many different ways to finance a startup, some types of funding – such as bank loans and credit cards – are often difficult to access for emerging businesses due to the extraordinary risk early ventures entail. Thus, young companies are becoming increasingly dependent on angel investors. Usually, business angels buy shares in an emerging company at a low value and expect it to grow over time. This way, they can then sell the shares at a higher price and get a profitable return on their initial investment.

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The SFC guide to SEIS eligibility
11 Feb 2021

The SFC Guide to SEIS Eligibility

The UK government's Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme (SEIS) is a stimulus program designed to encourage entrepreneurship, innovation, job creation and grow the British startup hub. It incentivises investment in early-stage companies by offering tax relief to individual investors, proving SEIS eligibility to be a huge value-add for seed-stage startups.

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