5 Hacks for Successful Fundraising

If you are not bootstrapping, you will need to master fundraising. Life and death of a venture depend on liquidity and this usually implies multiple rounds of investments. Competition in the digital age is higher than ever before and if you do not scale fast enough you will lose. No pain, no gain!

We have raised quite a lot of … Read more

Silicon Valley Bank’s venture banking launches in Germany

Silicon Valley Bank (SVB) is famous worldwide for its specialist banking services for the startup and venture industry. Having established a branch in London in 2012 which now employs 200 people, they have now opened a subsidiary in Frankfurt, Germany which will service the emerging European tech industry with venture debt services and products. Unfortunately, bank accounts for startups or … Read more

What Companies (and Start-ups) should know about WiEReG

On the 15th of January 2018, the Austrian law on Economic Ownership Register (wirtschaftliche Eigentümer Registergesetz – WiEReG) enters into force. The purpose of this register is to make ultimate beneficial owners transparent and verifiable and preventing money laundering and terrorist financing. The European Union ascertained a need to identify any natural person who exercises control over a … Read more

Alternative Finance: Crowdinvesting on the Rise in Europe

Crowdinvesting as we know it today, began to gain traction in the wake of the 2008 global financial crisis, as raising capital through traditional institutions was becoming evermore difficult. Crowdinvesting was originally seen as a much-needed solution to the long-standing funding gap but this model soon proved itself as a legitimate source of investment. Although crowdfunding and crowdinvesting have experienced … Read more

5 Fundraising Tips

We are reguarly helping startups in their fundraising as well as analyzing a lot of pitch decks. From our long experience, we would like to present you 5 key fundraising tips:

 

#1 Do your homework

Time is always your most valuable asset, so don’t waste it. Find out everything you can about the fund: their investment strategy and focus, … Read more

The Perfect Pitch Deck

Preparing for an investor presentation can be a tricky task. Whether it’s your first time sending a pitch deck to investors or you’re presenting at TechCrunch Disrupt in front of 5.000 people, structure and content are crucial for a coherent and convincing presentation.

We have put together a general guideline in order to help you best organize your pitch. Remember, … Read more

“Better be on time!” – How timing owns startup success

Despite the vast amount of venture capital funding that startup companies receive every year (US$48 billion in 2014), many of them fail to succeed over the long term. Apparently, access to financial means is not the only important factor for success. Other essentials can easily be identified when trying to assess the success or failure of startups. Beginning with the … Read more

Failure permitted! – A call for more courage and endurance!

If Howard Schultz had given up after having been turned down more than two hundred times by banks, there would be no Starbucks today. If J.K. Rowling had given up her writing ambitions after several publishers told her they did not like her ideas for a fantasy novel, we would never have heard about Harry Potter. If the young Thomas … Read more

Startup Funding – five tips to improve your chances

Raising capital for your startup can be critical, considering a startups runway – mistakes could kill your project for good! External funding (Venture Capital) will enable you to grow your company much faster, more professionally and globally competitive. All of the startups which made it to the unicorn club in the first quarter of 2015, have been backed by several … Read more

6 reasons for European Startups to go to New York

Big news struck the US financial sector this month: The New York based startup Etsy, an online marketplace for handmade unique items, made its initial pulic offering (IPO) at a valuation of $1.8 billion. Even more thrilling, it saw its shares and market capitalization almost double on Nasdaq the first day of trading.

 

Yuliya Chernova from Wall Street … Read more