SEIS changes give investors more reasons to back start-ups

SEIS changes give investors more reasons to back start-ups

Changes to the tax rules that come into force next week will boost funding for start-ups and give investors more incentive to back them, according to DSW Ventures, an early-stage investor. As from 6 April, the amount companies can receive…
DSW Ventures launches SEIS fund to back regional start-ups

DSW Ventures launches SEIS fund to back regional start-ups

DSW Ventures, the venture capital arm of the Dow Schofield Watts group, is launching its first Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme (SEIS) fund to enable private investors to benefit from tax incentives while funding regional start-ups. It aims to raise up…
Investor insights: University spinouts – part three

Investor insights: University spinouts – part three

Getting your hands on the intellectual property The major asset of a spinout in its early days is typically its intellectual property. So how come spinouts don’t always actually own their own IP? Licences versus ownership At the point of…
Investor insights: University spinouts – part two

Investor insights: University spinouts – part two

Is there value outside the Golden Triangle? An opinion piece this time, unusually for us. The Golden Triangle of London, Oxford and Cambridge rightly commands attention from investors and government for the quality of its research, and the commercial potential…
Investor insights: University spinouts – part one

Investor insights: University spinouts – part one

“More is less” We’ve been busy these last few months, and temporarily off the airwaves (for the younger reader, this is a reference to broadcast radio and TV: ask your parents or try Wikipedia for more information, if you can…
Investor insights: Why scale-ups need an FD

Investor insights: Why scale-ups need an FD

“We haven’t got any sales. Why should I waste my money on a finance director?” There’s a pre-conception common among founders that a finance director just counts the monies. No revenues equals no monies. Combined, that equals no need for…