KEEPING TABS ON ACTIVE INVESTORS (SO YOU DON’T HAVE TO!)
Each week, we keep our eyes peeled for investment announcements, to keep tabs on recent investment activity of investors we’ve already profiled into our platform, as well as searching for new investors whom we haven’t previously captured.
This allows us to keep an ever-increasing database of active investors for SMEs to investigate on our platform, to find the most relevant ones for their equity capital raise.
So, if you want to check how our relevancy algorithm measures you up against the following active players, as well as the 1000+ investors (and growing weekly) now profiled into our site, then visit https://www.matchcapitaluk.com/sign-up if it’s your first visit, or https://www.matchcapitaluk.com/login if you’re returning for a fresh look.
They identify and exploit opportunities for Scotland’s economic growth by supporting Scottish companies to compete. They’re here to help build globally competitive sectors, attract new investment and create a world-class business environment.
In June, they participated in an investment round in spoonfed. (Read full story here http://techcitynews.com/2016/06/13/scottish-startup-spoonfed-raises-funding/)
Equity Gap is a group of private individuals set up to invest in and support emerging and growing businesses. The group are particularly interested in assisting young companies that have achieved the SMART award and businesses that have gone through a pre investment commercialisation process. They will consider other high growth companies but they must demonstrate a strong market and a clear investment exit strategy.
Companies in which Equity Gap invests will be provided with ongoing business expertise and continuing support. Funding will typically be between £20,000 and £500,000. Where possible this will all be from Equity Gap, however they may work with other syndicates and Scottish Enterprise Seed and Co Investment Fund to achieve the required funds.
In June, they participated in an investment round into spoonfed. (Read full story here http://techcitynews.com/2016/06/13/scottish-startup-spoonfed-raises-funding/)
Crowdcube was the UK’s first investment crowdfunding service allowing anyone to invest in or loan small amounts to small companies in return for an equity stake or an annual return. Crowdcube uses the web-based notion of ‘crowdfunding’ where a community of like minded people pool their money and knowledge together to back an idea, business or person.
In June, Classlist.com raised over £600,000 on Crowdcube. (Read full story here http://www.crowdfundinsider.com/2016/06/86828-classlist-announces-three-marketing-appointments-as-crowdcube-campaign-raises-over-600000/)
Octopus Ventures is a London and New York based venture capital firm, focused on backing unusually talented entrepreneurs. They have been fortunate enough to work with the founding teams of over 60 companies, including Conversocial, graze.com, LoveFiLM, Property Partner, Secret Escapes, Sofar Sounds, SwiftKey, Swoon Editions, Uniplaces, tails.com, Zoopla Property Group and Zynstra. They can invest from £250,000 to £25 million in a first round of funding and will look to follow in subsequent rounds.
In June, they participated in a venture round of ClearlySo. (Read full story here http://finance.yahoo.com/news/clearlyso-raises-1-25-million-080000911.html)