May 2017 Editors Choice - Movers and Shakers This Month
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 technologies, FSB on trade and talent key priorities for small businesses in Brexit talks and an article that aims to de-jargon EIS/SEIS (Enterprise Investment Schemes).
- Deliveroo founder Will Shu spilled the beans and it’s a mega story from start-up to multi-million pound player >> deliveroo-story
- FinTech highlighted how financial technology is changing your life, and you don’t even know >> lifechanging-FinTec
- Crowdfunding - some great insights from Beauhurst in their free report looking at the volume of crowd-funding deals in the first quarter of 2017 - £47m invested over 82 deals! >> Beauhurst-crowdfunding-Q1-2017
- InnovateUK opened a new competition for grants of up to £2m to stimulate and broaden innovation in manufacturing and materials >> InnovateUK-comp-6
- Beauhurst guest blog – EIS and SEIS: breaking through the jargon - both investment schemes give generous tax relief to investors but how do they work? >> Current-Cap-on EIS and SEIS
- FinExtra on how MortgageGym, the mortgage 'robo-adviser' startup, has successfully raised a further £2m in seed funding >> finextra-on-mortgagegym
- Estate Agent Today on how Yopa, new style house selling service provider, has raised new funding of £15m >> estateagenttoday-on-yopa
- The FSB's take on trade and talent key priorities for small businesses in Brexit talks >> FSB-brexit-may2017
- The CBI’s mini report – Adopting the future – highlighting the results of their investigations into how ready UK companies are to adopt and adapt to new digital technologies CBI-report-May-17 #CBIInnovation
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