Importance des métriques pour lever des fonds

« Nous allons lever des fonds et croître ». Voici en quelques mots ce que nous entendons souvent de la part d’entrepreneurs. Je souhaitais écrire ces lignes sur notre sentiment sur ce point. Le marché du capital risque est principalement mené par les plus grosses levées de fonds. Celles-ci corrèlent immanquablement le montant levé avec le niveau […]

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SEIS for StartUp

In this post you will find answers to 3 simple questions about SEIS for StartUp. After 2010 the post liquidity crisis highlighted two crucial assets for strengthening our fresh economy: entrepreneurship and capital. SEIS is precisely the connection in between entrepreneurship and investment. In 2011 the Chancellor George Osborne launched the SEIS and this is where the magic starts […]

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CFO for Equity (FR)

In the process of raising funds from private investors, the financial preparation remains a must-have for any StartUp. From structuring the company to getting the assurance of tax relief schemes (SEIS / EIS), admin preparation takes time away from the business. However hiring a CFO, even on a part time basis, is more likely over budget for most of […]

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Working Capital Financing

  After tight credit conditions Working Capital Financing has become for SMEs even more challenging. Businesses are struggling to recover enough free cash flow for securing their production. In the short run, the capacity to speed up by investing, hiring or purchasing is the key to satisfy customers and build a long term relationship. So financial directors have to consider, and theoritically […]

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Raising Venture Capital

  Raising Venture Capital remains a strong accelerator for StartUps. It results from a clear business strategy. What are the key factors for  building a successful roundtable? How to attract investors and what are the tools to compute your company valuation? EthiCap has been invited in Caen (France – Normandy) for answering these questions. Last week, […]

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SEIS Funding

  During the last few years, the European governments are struggling to reduce their budget deficit while enhancing their country’s economic growth. In UK, the government has been putting investment forward, and simply proved it. The SEIS – Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme – represents the enhancement of the fiscal policy which encourages private investors to […]

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Equity Warrants for Funding

  Most of directors of StartUps and prospective investors disagree on company valuation. Pretty common in today’s environnment… Negociation remains a challenging step for an early-stage company. A strong relationship with investors can lead to success but it remains fragile, especially when valuation is spotted and discussed. This article aims to provide few ideas for […]

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Working Capital Management

Firm liquidity is an important concern for the owners and directors. From the cash management perspective to risk management strategy, liquidity remains the blood of the business’ activity. As short-term financing and short-term investing policies, working capital plays a crucial role for improving liquidity.   Working Capital, defined as (current assets) – (current liabilities), is […]

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StartUp Valuation & Risk model

  Valuation is a challenging issue with entrepreneurs. The market (Business Angels, VC) needs to assess their activity without emotions. More than scoring a business for early-stage companies, the valuation more likely regards a potential. That is the reason why it is be difficult to give the right price at the right time. The success […]

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