Founder remuneration

Founders have a dual function. Firstly shareholders, secondly as managers. They need and deserve rewarding in each role. Getting the balance right isn’t easy, especially at the start-up and seed stages. Founder remuneration – the considerations In start-ups and scale-ups, there is never enough money to go around. There just isn’t. Maybe there should be…

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How to write a pitch deck

Start-up insights: How to write a pitch deck – first impressions count A pitch deck is a key part of raising venture capital – it is the first thing an investor will see of your business, and potentially the last if it doesn’t make the cut. DSW Angels’ Eleanor Boardman gives some tips on how entrepreneurs…

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how much to raise

Over the last year we’ve seen about 250 pitch decks, from teams at differing stages, with wildly differing views on funding amounts and valuations (the question of valuation is inextricably linked to the amount of the raise; I’ll try come back to that in a future article). We expect founders to come to us with…

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