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For Angel Investors

Will your startup investment hire the right people?

A startup needs a solid business plan, seed capital and minimum viable product (MVP) to have a strong chance of success. Yet the company will, ultimately, be built upon the quality of its staff and key people. Directors, salespeople, account managers, marketers, administrators and other…
For Angel Investors

Five exit strategies explained

Many startup business owners are under the impression that their venture will last indefinitely and that they will be steering it. Yet experienced investors know that having an exit strategy is the sign of a mature business owner, and thus can act as a confidence-booster…
Industry Reports

The Top 3 Cloud Companies: 2020 Industry Report

2020 continues to see the race for cloud computing unfold in dramatic fashion. Major players such as Amazon Web Services (AWS) continue to grow in spite of the huge economic disruption caused by COVID-19 and the worldwide lockdowns. Determining the “winner” of global cloud services,…
For Angel Investors

How much equity should an angel investor ask for?

Bure Valley Group is an investment brokerage business which links successful investors with exciting, innovative UK startups seeking funding. This content is for information purposes only and should not be taken as financial or investment advice.  As an investor, knowing how much equity to ask…
For Angel Investors

Startup investing: the risks & rewards

Bure Valley Group is an investment brokerage business which links successful investors with exciting, innovative UK startups seeking funding. This content is for information purposes only and should not be taken as financial or investment advice.  Investing in startups has the potential to launch someone…
EIS Investments

Is private equity really bad for the economy?

You don’t have to look far on Google to find plenty of articles condemning private equity and arguing against its influence on national economies. Yet few people are prepared to criticise it when it could provide the vital, additional capital they need to support their…
For Business Founders

How much cybersecurity is enough?

As a company are you spending enough time and energy on cyber-crime prevention? It’s a difficult question to answer, especially since data productivity and protection needs to be balanced carefully with budgetary constraints. Here at Bure Valley Group, our investment team works closely with cyber…
Phil Teale
August 21, 2020
Industry Reports

Blockchain: 2020 Industry Report

The term ‘blockchain’ encompasses a vast array of services, technological niches and digital currencies. In 2020, this ecosystem has undergone radical changes, and the entire industry is transforming at a rapid pace.   New Wave Blockchain, otherwise known as distributed ledger technology (DLT), is a…
Phil Teale
August 12, 2020
For Angel Investors

How to build a diverse equity portfolio

Diversification is a crucial way to help safeguard your investments should your portfolio come across hard times outside of your control – such as a stock market crash. If you’re looking to smooth out the “potholes” along your investment journey and reduce unnecessary risk through…
Phil Teale
August 12, 2020
Industry Reports

Industry Report: The Internet of Things

The modern era is one of connectivity on a gigantic scale, and this doesn’t just apply to human connections. The internet of things or ‘IoT’ is a blossoming technology that, with thanks to the proliferation of cheap computer chips and wireless networks, can allow for…
Phil Teale
July 10, 2020

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