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5 Crucial Advice for Meeting with Investors

by: Startacus Admin ~ 16th September 2019
When meeting an investor for the first time, you should know how to prepare for an angel investor meeting. From coming up with an investor meeting checklist to actually talking to potential investors, here are some handy tips from Jimmy Maysa of Top-Mom.com, to assist you with this. The meeting has been set, let the duel begin. This is the appropriate mindset to have but not necessarily with...
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Getting your startup investor ready

by: Startacus Admin ~ 27th February 2019
From what you need to do to become investor ready, the appropriate time to look at investment, the factors that makes your startup investor-ready, through to the key factors that help make sure that a startup and investor can come together successfully, we chatted with John McGuckian, Partner at commercial law firm Tughans, to find out more about getting your startup investor ready. Tughans&...
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Mary McKenna chats to Startacus

by: Startacus Admin ~ 25th July 2018
Investor and Tech advocate, Mary McKenna chats to Startacus at Digital DNA 2018, about Women in Tech, education, STEM, Elemental Software, the NI startup ecosystem, and an entrepreneur-in-residence initiative she is heading up in girls school St Mary's College in Derry, NI.  Mary McKenna is a well known Donegal based technology entrepreneur and angel investor.  She c...
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Seedrs expands into investor automation with AutoInvest

by: Startacus Admin ~ 17th July 2018
Seedrs’ AutoInvest will allow investors to customise investment criteria from industry sector, stage of business and tax relief eligibility, to automatically invest in equity crowdfunding campaigns. Leading equity crowdfunding platform Seedrs announces a pioneering move for the sector with the launch of its new product AutoInvest. Following recent game changing products such as its Secondar...
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The Belfast Raise Perks the Interest of Startups and Investors Alike

by: Startacus Admin ~ 20th October 2017
Hosted in association with the Northern Ireland Startup Forum and Transmit Startups, a new startup event The Belfast Raise aims to pair startup companies with investors and advisors seeking business opportunities. From early-stage startups to scaleups seeking further rapid growth, the  2nd November event will aim to feature five 15 minute funding pitches and five short and snappy intros from...
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Steps and Processes of Gaining Capital from a VC Investor

by: Startacus Admin ~ 4th March 2017
Our last two venture capitalist articles covered the questions to expect and to ask at a VC meeting, and how to get the most out of a VC meeting. We promised to go over how the process works and give some more insight into what to expect from the process of gaining capital from a VC. First, let’s start with the basics. A venture capitalist - in the form of an individual, partnership, firm, ...
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VC Meetings: Questions to Ask and to Expect

by: Startacus Admin ~ 1st March 2017
We mentioned in our article about getting the most out of a meeting with a VC that you should expect some tough questions from them, and that there are some questions you should ask in return. The meeting should not be one-sided - this is the opportunity to open a dialogue with someone who could be the key to your success, and to start building a relationship with them. Although the main objective...
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Apps World investors need your idea

by: Startacus Admin ~ 1st September 2016
Pitch your idea at Apps World and accelerate your business. On the 19-20th October 2016 Apps World London will host Project Kairos a startup focused zone at this year's event tailored to provide startups with exposure, new opportunities, brand connections, business leads, & investment. With all this on offer, check out the details below for a quick summary... Pi...
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10 Common Startup Investment Terms Explained

by: Startacus Admin ~ 28th June 2016
Securing investment for your startup is indeed a daunting task, not only because of the difficulties you may face in accessing opportunities and convincing investors that your business is worthy of their cash but because of the complex lexicon which accompanies the process. Without the proper vocabulary to converse confidently about matters of funding and investment, many startups find ...
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VCs, Angel, & Investor Startup Pitch Opportunity

by: Startacus Admin ~ 24th May 2016
We have a number of FREE VIP Tickets to Digital DNA technology and enterprise expo in Belfast to give to VC’s and Angel investors. This year Digital DNA (8th June 2016) is playing host to a Startup Pitch Battle which will provide an attractive opportunity for VCs and Angel Investors seeking opportunities in the technology space.  upSTART Belfast will showcase approximat...
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