16 April 2014

Article by Stuart Rock, multiple award-winning business editor and writer. @stuart_rock

n his recent budget, the Chancellor announced that SEIS will be made permanent. That’s clearly a good thing for equity investors. But were there other measures he could have announced?

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16 April 2014
Silicon Valley comes to the UK, will be hosting a CEO round table in partnership with the UK Business Angels Association for fast growing companies in the North West region on 1 July, at the UKBAA Investment Summit.  They are seeking companies who have the potential to scale up in the next 3 -5 years and reach £100m in revenue.
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9 April 2014

20% discount announced for Business Club members of the International Festival For Business

Virgin Trains today announces a special 20 per cent discount of Advance Fares for Business Club Members of the International Festival for Business (IFB), the 50-day showcase of British industry being held in Liverpool and the North West in June and July.

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London Business Angels
14 April 2014
London based, transportation software specialist, Travel AI, has closed a £190k potentially SEIS/EIS eligible investment with £150k from a sector specific lead LBA member investor and the LBA SEIS Roundtable Syndicate Fund 2012. The company has developed and is commercialising an innovative platform technology that provides data insights on travel personalisation and context awareness.
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Bircham Dyson Bell LLP
10 April 2014

An Angel investing significant sums of their money in a business would want to retain as much control as possible, but spare a thought for the entrepreneur who founded the business and now being asked to give up a majority stake in the business.

Angel backed businesses are typically structured so that there is a combination of minority shareholding (i.e. representing those who hold less than 50% of the shares) and a majority shareholding (i.e. more than 50% of the shares). There may also be those holding shares equally (e.g. two minority shareholders holding 25% shares each).

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EC1 Capital Limited
9 April 2014
EC1 Capital has completed a seed round in Loyalty Lion alongside successful entrepreneurs from the loyalty space.
 
Loyalty Lion is a plug in for leading ecommerce platforms such as Magento, Shopify and SEO shop that allows etailers to instantly create a loyalty program on their website, making it easier and cheaper to retain existing customers and increase customer lifetime value by driving insight into customer behaviour via an analytics dashboard.
 
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