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Innovation loans for research and development (R&D) projects were first mooted some time ago. It’s good to see that they are now official having been announced at Innovate2017 annual conference, hosted by Innovate UK in Birmingham this week.   The initial innovation fund is set at £50m to be allocated as loans under a pilot project over a two year period up to the end of 2019...
AngleList has recently announced the spinout of CoinList in what could be seen as a milestone in enabling entrepreneurs to rapidly raise funding via initial coin offerings (ICOs). ICOs are already established as a means of crowdfunding blockchain and fintech projects but it’s not always clear what the legalities are of the token coins.   On 20th October 2017 @AngelList tweeted “We...
Research and Development Allowances can be claimed at 100% in year one, which means they provide a very generous cash releasing opportunity when you are purchasing fixed assets. Plus unlike the Annual Investment Allowance (AIA) they apply to buildings as well as other fixed assets you purchase.    RDAs are claimed against ‘capital expenditure’. They should not to be confused...
Fintech R&D funding levels have steadied since the dizzy heights reached in 2015 and early 2016 (PWC, The Pulse of Fintech – Q1 2017). Linda Eziquiel follows the money to take a look at what’s happening in our own back yard - who is getting the funding and what are they doing?  Below are some examples of fund raising successes by UK home grown ‘wannabes’ and ‘already making it’...
If you are based in London or just passing through and you enjoy meeting talented professionals that can help you extend your entrepreneural spirit or find new business or you simply like making new business friends, there is no better place than The London Group - for great networking! The London Group monthly networking events normally take place on the last Wednesday of every month...
A recent report by PwC, in collaboration with The Crowdfunding Center: Women unbound - Unleashing female entrepreneurial potential - has revealed startling findings. Below I have summarised a few of the most fascinating findings and conclusions – you can download the full 24 page report by following the link below this article.   Based on two years of seed crowdfunding data from...
Crowdfunding has become a popular way of raising funding for a wide range of different needs, so we have aimed to give you a brief flavour of what’s on offer in the UK.   The essence of crowd funding and its great strength is that it allows those seeking funding to source that funding from ‘crowds’ i.e. large numbers of people. Each funder provides a small amount of funding,...
How can you improve cash flow in your business?   Pegasus Funding Resources have written an excellent Whitepaper on the funding options available to Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) at the different stages of growth (Financial Challenges and Pains Faced by SMEs). Below we have summarised some of the key topics covered and added some thoughts of our own.   ...
As always there has been a lot to catch our interest this month - we have listed and linked to our top choices. We include some examples of fund raising and business growth successes that have been in the news (Deliveroo, MortgageGym, Yopa), links to new reports and articles from Beauhurst on crowd funding volumes, the CBI on how ready UK companies are to adopt and adapt to new digital...
Horizon 2020 is an European wide initiative that runs from 2014 to 2020 and has a budget of around €80 billion available to allocated over the seven years to 2020. It’s about supporting innovation and bringing more ideas to market. Here is just a small flavour of some of the UK companies, projects and activities that have been successful in securing Horizon 2020 funding: The London...

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Linda Eziquiel is a Fellow of the Institute for Independent Business and a Principal Consultant at RandDTax (specialists in Research and Development tax credits) – UK co. reg. no. 08160439.

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