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Venture Capital Financing: Pros and Cons

by: Startacus Admin ~ 28th June 2018
Financing through venture capital, is quite an advanced step for your business to consider if you are looking to raise serious investment for your business. Here's some of the main pros and cons to consider, care of Taylor Ryan, CMO at Valuer.ai, a platform that aims to match startups and corporations together...using AI. "Financing a business is an important decision. Even if you h...
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Fertility tracking bracelet, Ava, closes $30m

by: Startacus Admin ~ 30th May 2018
Zurich-based Ava, makers of the first fertility tracking sensor bracelet, closes a $30m Series B funding round and announces 10,000th “Ava” pregnancy. It's fair to say there has been a rise in the FemTech market over the last few years with the sector emerging as the likely next big disruptor in the global health care market. With fertility monitoring still not particularly tech ...
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Job search engine Adzuna raise £8m in series C round

by: Startacus Admin ~ 18th May 2018
Job search engine, Adzuna last Friday announced that it had raised £8m from Smedvig Capital. The Series C funding round sees Smedvig join backers Index Ventures, Passion Capital, LocalGlobe and over 400 Crowdcube investors and takes the company’s total funding to £12m. Founded in 2011 by the team behind Gumtree, Zoopla and Qype, Adzuna has also launched Find a job this week...
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French VC Funding Deals a Winning Hand Against European Elite in 2017

by: Startacus Admin ~ 31st January 2018
French VC Funding Deals a Winning Hand Against European Elite in 2017 setting the stage for acceleration in 2018!  According to Atomico’s State of European Tech report published at the end of last, France took the lead position in Europe for the first time in 2017 in terms of VC deals. Launched at Slush December 2017 in Helsinki the report highlighted that more investment deals were cl...
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FairFunders provides a rate-and-review service for female entrepreneurs looking for investment

by: Startacus Admin ~ 1st September 2017
New platform FairFunders is on a mission to provide female entrepreneurs with the voice and power to access capital in a safe and inclusive environment.We recently highlighted a number of Women in Tech communities and platforms which all in one way or another are providing empowerment, inspiration & support to female entrepreneurs, innovators & tech workers. Step forward another addition t...
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Angel vs Venture Capital funding – which suits you best?

by: Startacus Admin ~ 16th August 2017
Ofri Ben-Porat is CEO and co-founder of mar-tech startup Pixoneye – an advanced computer vision and AI technology delivered on device that offers in app content personalisation for brands. Here, Ofi writes for Startacus on the measured approach Pixoneye took when looking at Angel or VC funding. "I think I can safely assume that everyone visiting Startacus will be involved in at least o...
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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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Tips for Getting the most out of a VC Investor Meeting

by: Startacus Admin ~ 23rd February 2017
When building a tech startup that's starting to scale, it’s a good bet that you will spend a lot of time trying to raise funding. Arguably, the most important part of this will be the first few (or many) meetings with different VCs. Whether you are looking for funding to start or to expand, the first time you meet with a VC (Venture Capital) will be vital in showing them that you and your ...
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Campus Capital expands their unique Venture Capital model

by: Startacus Admin ~ 12th February 2017
As newly launched venture capital firm Campus Capital signs up their second University partnership, this time with the University of Manchester, we took a look at Campus Capital and their unique Venture Capital model. Campus Capital is a VC firm that builds early stage, high growth investment funds in partnership with some of the UK's leading universities. These funds will be based on campus and ...
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