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The different funding stages for startups

by: Startacus Admin ~ 31st October 2019
If you’ve just started a new business, the concept of funding will be both necessary and daunting. News stories talk about companies raising money in different funding rounds – but what do those headlines actually mean?   Harper James Solicitors work with start-ups throughout their evolution, seeing first-hand how the different stages of funding lead to growth. Here the firm...
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Digital freight forwarder Zencargo announces its seed plus round

by: Startacus Admin ~ 24th September 2018
Zencargo, a digital freight forwarder on a mission to simplify global trade, announces its seed plus round, led by LocalGlobe, bringing total funds raised to over $4m. The international shipping business has changed little in the last century - it’s still slow and opaque, with many processes carried out manually and on paper. Step forward Zencargo, a digital freight forwarder that has...
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Countingup raises £2.3m in seed round

by: Startacus Admin ~ 2nd September 2018
Countingup raises £2.3m in seed funding to offer accounting and banking to small businesses, receiving the backing of leading fintech investors, led by Forward Partners with participation from Frontline Ventures and JamJar Investments. Founded by Tim Fouracre, formerly CEO of Clear Books Plc, Countingup, a revolutionary mobile app, allows small businesses to do their banking, bookkeepi...
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Goal based investing platform Fountain raises first seed round

by: Startacus Admin ~ 22nd November 2017
Fountain, a London based fintech startup aiming to make investment advice more accessible and empower people to achieve their financial goals, has secured it's first seed round. A goal based investing platform, Fountain was born only a few months ago by former Citigroup traders Dann Bibas and Nishil Parekh with a vision to digitize the advisory process and offer bespoke investment plans that revo...
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Pay-as-you-go insurance startup Zego drives forward with £1.2m Investment

by: Startacus Admin ~ 19th July 2017
Insurance Startup Zego, who provide 'pay-as-you-go/ride /drive' insurance cover for drivers working for sharing economy companies, such as Deliveroo, Jinn, UberEATS, and Amazon, have just raised another £1m+ in a seed funding round led by VC firm LocalGlobe. With pay and working conditions of the gig economy worker currently under review and the traditional insurance sector ripe f...
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Government SEIS and EIS Explained

by: Startacus Admin ~ 20th February 2015
Now for something devilishly over complicated and incredibly convoluted, which can only mean one thing; Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs are involved. Now, we are sure that you have come across the Enterprise Investment Scheme and the Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme in the past…and quite understandably, you were probably horrified into retreat. These schemes, are actually a very u...
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