TECHNOLOGY has transformed finance. Consumers bank and buy their insurance policies online. They use technology to manage their pensions and other investment portfolios. But can tech improve returns? Only if it is used wisely. If it is cheaper to trade, then costs will take a smaller chunk out of long-term returns. Technology also allows fund […]
A lot of people think that if the money’s good, everything is fine. But that is not strategy.
It’s important to identify investors who can add value to your business beyond capital. These top 5 investors are illustrative of those who employ a unique and collaborative approach to building valuable businesses.
WeChat, we read WHENEVER Xu Jie goes to the cinema to watch mystery and detective films, she leaves disappointed: to help stamp out superstition, China’s censors excise ghosts and zombies from the screens. So for her fill of phantoms, she turns to the flourishing online-literature scene. There, authors are allowed to take liberties from which […]
Investors in startup companies care about the big idea and your vision, but they need to know how you will make them money before they invest.
SUDDENLY Britain looks a lot less attractive as a home for international investors. The Conservative party under Theresa May gambled on a snap election to deliver a “mandate for Brexit”. It unveiled a muddled manifesto that alienated voters and was out-campaigned by the veteran left-winger Jeremy Corbyn. The party lost its overall majority and will […]
Investors want to understand your assumption about the size and growth of your target market, and see a forecast based on customer traction.
Make it easy for them to sign.
OVER the course of more than 200 years in the tequila business, Jose Cuervo will have been responsible for a fair few moments of giddy pleasure. Last week, it got one of its own thanks to a successful initial public offering (IPO). It was eight times oversubscribed and raised 18.6bn pesos ($920m) in exchange for […]
Ratha Chaupoly and Ben Daitz, co-founders of sandwich chain Num Pang, describe how they went about finding capital when their business was first expanding.