View £10M exit for a SAAS start-up

£10M exit for a SAAS start-up

Background: Malcolm Holloway was introduced by a Venture Capital Fund who were about to put their second round of funding into a SAAS start-up company, but concerns were growing around the company’s financial reporting. I got to meet the team and provide advisory services, which enabled me to attend the monthly board meetings. Challenges: There…

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Investor relationship

Background: An online assessment business run by a young tech entrepreneur started up in 2007. This was launched with the support of family funding in the sum of £125,000. The company had also received their first round of external funding support from an Institutional Investor in the sum of £200,000. The business owner had originally…

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View 5 reasons why you need a business advisor

5 reasons why you need a business advisor

Business owners and entrepreneurs can work out their business plans alone, or they can tap into the resources of professional and experienced advisors to help guide them down the right path. Business advisors & strategy coaches are fast becoming an integral element for start-ups and SMEs, but what are the advantages of hiring one? Find out…

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Acquisition strategy

Background: This Indian IT Services Company has a focus on the education sector providing IT systems and services to schools, colleges and other educational institutions.  It had established itself first in India and then in the US through a number of acquisitions.  It had also opened an office in the UK and built an initial…

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View Strategy for sustainable growth

Strategy for sustainable growth

Sector: SME Consultancy and research. Background: As a start-up company, the consultancy frequently discovered unanticipated opportunities, some of these appeared relevant or lucrative, but the directors were unsure which if any of these should be pursued. Challenge: The client needed to ensure that limited resources were being efficiently and effectively utilised in a manner that would result in…

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View 5 Things to watch out for when growing your business

5 Things to watch out for when growing your business

Pressures on cashflow, staff costs and evolving legislation now force SMEs to critically assess how to fulfil their business objectives without compromising the bottom line and bank balance. The growth stage THE UK may be officially out of the longest double-dip recession since the end of World War II, however times remain hard for many…

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View Business Growth: Your journey through fundraising | 24th May Liverpool

Business Growth: Your journey through fundraising | 24th May Liverpool

  EFM are delighted to be hosting our first event with Baltic Creative Liverpool on “Business Growth: Your journey through fundraising” ( 24th May Liverpool) Are you looking for funding to grow your business but don’t know where to start? Have you failed to raise finances and don’t know why? Are you unsure what type…

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