Investment

All businesses need investment, from the bootstrap stage through to seed rounds and first, second and beyond funding rounds. Whether you are looking for investment from friends and family, professional angels, investment firms or venture capitalists, you need to know how to present your business in the best light.
Investment

Getting Funding in Place

Raising money is one of the most difficult tasks facing any start-up, and is the area which can be the most daunting. As with many other aspects of getting a business off the ground, it is important that you know where you can turn for investment and what hoops you will have to jump through. Many will have heard different terms but won’t be sure how they might be of use to them or how each of these different funding types work. Below we attempt to explain the funding types that a start-up is most likely to come across.

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Investment articles from GamCrowd

Penn signs Rocket deal

Penn signs Rocket deal

As one US casino giant has exited the social casino space, another has entered the arena after Penn National announced it had bought up San Francisco-based social casino games developer Rocket Games for $60m.Read more...

FastForward shoots for the Moon

FastForward shoots for the Moon

AIM-listed early-stage investment group FastForward Innovations has announced a new investment in a social casino business based in Israel soon after it announced earlier this month that it would be focusing solely on gaming and gambling in the future.Read more...

Social Gaming Update: Unity valued at $1.5bn

Social Gaming Update: Unity valued at $1.5bn

Social gaming development platform provider Unity Technologies has closed a series C funding round which according to reports values the company at $1.5bn.Read more...

Gaming focus switch for FastForward

Gaming focus switch for FastForward

FastForward Innovations, the Aim-listed investment vehicle run by former Fun Technologies founder Lorne Abony, has announced it will be wholly focused on online gambling following its debut investment in the sector earlier this year. Read more...

Squaring the business loan circle

Squaring the business loan circle

Peer-to-peer or P2P lending is one of the most exciting areas of personal finance on both sides of the Atlantic. Through technology it does what betting exchange do in their realm by cutting out the middleman – in the case of P2P lending the banks – and hence offering market-leading rates on both sides of the transaction.Read more...

DiscountIF Smashes Crowdfunding Target

DiscountIF Smashes Crowdfunding Target

Innovative retail shopping operator and previous Pitch ICE competitor DiscountIF has reached its Seedrs crowdfunding target of £150,000. The company launched its Seedrs campaign in October and as of the end of December the company had raised over £161,000. The initial offer was for 10% of the company and the money raised now values the company at £1.25m. Read more...

Sizing the eSports Opportunity

Sizing the eSports Opportunity

We know that eSports is one of the most talked about areas in online gambling right now. In fact, it often seems to have dominate discussions at recent conferences with proselytizers often talking about how eSports as a phenomenon is set to be bigger than almost every other sport.Read more...

Nothing Ventured – How VCs Work

Nothing Ventured – How VCs Work

The process of venture capital is worth understanding for any start-up. There are courses run by the British Venture Capital Association (BVCA) and business schools as well as a plethora of books on the subject. The principles of venture capital apply to all of the equity fundraising options, but the core principle is that a VC offers one or two rounds of funding, typically after friends and family and either crowdfunding, an angel, an SEIS fund or an incubator. The VC looks to break the model down into rounds which include objectives that will increase the value of the business to allow the next round to be carried out at a higher valuation to ensure that the risk in each round is correctly rewarded.Read more...

Getting Funding in Place

Getting Funding in Place

Raising money is one of the most difficult tasks facing any start-up, and is the area which can be the most daunting. As with many other aspects of getting a business off the ground, it is important that you know where you can turn for investment and what hoops you will have to jump through. Many will have heard different terms but won’t be sure how they might be of use to them or how each of these different funding types work. Below we attempt to explain the funding types that a start-up is most likely to come across.Read more...

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