Wednesday, 23 April 2014

We ❤ Feedback

Last week I received an email from a former colleague that inspired this post. From clients to colleagues, we strive for mutual (commercial) terms of engagement at Amoo; we love adding value to partnerships we commit to.

Wednesday, 12 February 2014

Growth Vouchers

With the start-up scene now widely recognised as a fundamental part of the UK’s economic recovery and future growth, the government continues to put their weight behind small businesses. Lord Young recently announced a £30m allocation for small firms seeking professional advice, aptly named 'Growth Vouchers'. 

Monday, 16 December 2013

“Pitch For the Win” - Amoo’s inaugural start-up event hosted by Goodman Derrick LLP

On Tuesday December 10th 2013 Amoo hosted the first in their series of 'public office hours'. The event format allowed six pre-selected start-ups to pitch their top inhibiting issue to an audience and panel of distinguished individuals with a broad range of professional expertise within the start-up sector covering legal, fundraising, advisory and entrepreneurship.
The inaugural panel consisted of: 

Thursday, 28 November 2013

New Partnership: Angel Investment Network

We are delighted to announce our partnership with the Angel Investment Network.

Amoo a specialist in venture capital advisory who supports over a dozen technology, media and telecoms (TMT) businesses from concept to launch each year. 

Monday, 25 November 2013

Disrupting two disparate sectors and selling to the market leader

The Amoo Blog is republishing the first part of an interview with Brett Akker who has successfully taken on the car rental and storage sectors.  He shares his approach and the background to selling his first business.
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Continuing Digital Insight's 'Startup Exit' series, Mike Bank interviews the co-founder of Streetcar the car sharing service, Brett Akker.

Brett describes the formation, growth and scaling to eventually sell the business to the global market leader Zipcar.

Monday, 4 November 2013

Why most VCs do not sign NDAs

By Godman Usman (Analyst)

Recently, I read an article titled NDAs: entrepreneurs vs. investors. Which might suggest that some kind of inevitable joust between entrepreneurs and investors will happen over the pedantic issue of signing a Non-Disclosure Agreement aka NDA. In reality that is not the case.

Thursday, 24 October 2013

Crowdfunding, an overview with some helpful hints and tips to set you on your way!

Overview: Crowd funding is the mechanism by which startups can gain financing by asking multiple individuals to each give a small investment. The company can set an investment target and once this has been reached they are free to use the capital.

Most notably there are 4 main types of Crowd Funding:
1.     Equity Based: Investors receive a stake in the company. Money given is seen as an investment in shares of the venture
2.     Donation Based: Contributions go towards a charitable cause
3.     Lending Based: Investors are repaid for their investment over a period of time, at an agreed interest rate
4.     Reward Based: Investors receive a tangible item or service in return for their funds.