The UK technology sector is larger than the rest of Europe combined; it has been one of the fastest growing sectors over the last decade, and with investment higher than in any other European city there has never been a better time to fuel growth with the funding options available.
We have built our startup business funding service as an advisory service to enable seed and high growth tech startups to thrive. Our specialist support is offered via our strategic startup funding partnerships.
What they don’t tell you about crowdfunding is that before putting a pitch for equity investment on a crowdfunding platform, you need to show that your business is investment-ready. Here at The Accountancy Cloud, our strategic partnership with Crowdcube and Seedrs ensures you are provided extra support, and advice from account managers suited to your startup.
Our network is tailor-made for companies that offer traction, revenues and product-market fit to investors. If you are raising between £250k and £500k for your startup, then the UK Angel Investment Network and UK Business Angels Association could be options for you. The benefits of raising funding for investors are the tax-advantaged SEIS and EIS schemes that enable investors to gain significant tax breaks.
If you are a venture backed startup company, typically with revenues over £1m or at least £300k investment, then our partners in Entrepreneur's Banking offer banking and venture debt services for scaleups. With our strategic partnership your startup can gain extra support and a managed team to help your business scale to exit.
For Series A+ companies looking for a minimum £1m plus , assuming you meet strict investment criteria, our strategic partnership with the UKTI Venture Capital Unit enables you to gain access to top tier Venture Capital firms. This is suited mainly for the UK’s most innovative sectors - including fintech, biotech, digital, cyber and clean tech.
Thanks to our strategic partnership with Capitalise, a little funding magic to identify the best financing options is available for your tech business - from cashflow solutions, invoice finance and non-secured lending. Capitalise are winners of Nesta Open Up challenge, and have partnered with 80+ institutional lenders throughout the UK. With our advisory services and their help, we can assist with access to business loans for companies that have been operating for a minimum of two years.
There are numerous innovation grants available, both UK and EU. Innovate UK and Horizon 2020 are the most common business startups grant providers, to fund anything from AI to Blockchain. SBRI development contracts are also possible for a narrow sector of innovative companies. Alternatively, consider R&D Tax Credits funding as a cash flow source for your startup. You can claim 33p for every £1 you spend on research and development.
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