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We take a look at which London based companies have successfully raised seed funding! The good news is that there is a constant flow of funding into very young companies - albeit with a tech bias.   We wanted to get a flavour of what's happening in the world of funding for seed level companies that are based in London. We found five recent funding success stories - we have...
Will you be ready to count your beans quarterly?  The government has long been planning their roll out for Making Tax Digital for Business, but what does it mean for you and when are you going to have to comply?   Below I’ve identified the timeline and key changes, some of which may be positive but may equally cause you more than a few headaches. What are the changes...
There is a myriad of business funding options and yet too frequently no available practical solution when you really need one. This article looks at funding for business startup to scaleup and points you in the direction of some solutions.   You can find out more about loans to start a business and funding to support innovation, such as Innovate UK and Horizon 2020 grants, at The...
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...
Why are there so few women in technology and will numbers of female founders in UK tech startup and scaleup businesses grow in 2018? I take a look at some of the data on women in technology and tech startups – it’s not all that encouraging but are things changing?   Women still make up a woefully small percentage of business founders across tech industries and tech startups....
The government was very upbeat in their support for more investment into research and development. Despite some negative comments by IPPR a few days earlier, research and development funding was increased in the November UK Budget 2017.    Research and development investment is seen as a key plank in increasing productivity and providing more skilled and better-paid jobs. The...
In a news article published by the BBC on 17th November, it’s reported that IPPR have called Government investment in supporting R&D 'deadweight' but have they got their facts right?   It was stated that “The Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) estimates that up to 80% of tax credits for research and development (R&D) are "deadweight” and IPPR have called for the...
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...
We take a look at why research and development tax credit is one of the easier funding opportunities for food manufacturers that are looking to maximise their investment in new product development.   In the current economic climate with rising costs and tight margins impacting on the food industry, funding for new product development can be hard to find so it’s certainly...
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...

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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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