What a VC looks for when they invest

Everyone wants to know what investors are looking for from a company before they hand over their cash to help the business grow. Yannick Roux, a VC at EC1 Capital, shared his thoughts at dinner last week on what he looks for when deciding on whether to invest or not. He split it into two categories: people and markets. People Knowledge. What knowledge does the proprietor have? Would I actually be ...

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7 top tips for a new business

Amanda Francis, MD of Alchemis, a new business agency for the marketing, communications and creative industries, spoke at dinner about getting new clients and increasing revenues. Here's her top tips for a new business: Have a business plan. 12 months, 3 months, 5 years... How can you grow your business without a plan? Critical pathway - start where you want to be and work backwards. Identify points by looking backwards. ...

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YPlan, digital agencies and EC1 Capital – #AfterDinnerRoundup

Our last week of dinners for 2015 saw a great line-up covering everything from fundraising and entertainment to marketing and increasing revenues. Peter Briffett, COO of Yplan, and Amanda Francis, MD of Alchemis, rounded up the week on Wednesday talking at their respective dinners, whilst Yannick Roux, VC at EC1 Capital, started the week off at Drake & Morgan at King's Cross - the latest restaurant to join the TableCrowd ...

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