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Debunking some popular myths about fundraising

2022-06-09T08:23:25+00:00June 9th, 2022|

Raising money especially early-stage venture capital can be a monotonous, time consuming and ultimately frustrating process if you don’t know what is involved and importantly who your audience – the venture capitalist – is and what they are looking for. We thought it useful to set out in this paper a few observations about the fundraising process that we encounter all too often.

Venture and Growth Fundraising: What are the bear traps to avoid?

2022-04-07T08:54:47+00:00April 7th, 2022|

When you look at the attrition rate between the number of deals that an investor gets to see each year and the numbers that they actually transact, you can start to understand why, with the odds seemingly stacked against you that fundraising can feel like an uphill struggle and for some will be a race against insolvency.

Growth capital – the increasing diversity of options to fund business investment

2022-03-16T13:29:44+00:00March 16th, 2022|

The team at Chorus (a transaction we advised on recently) faced a familiar situation to many growing businesses when they engaged HMT. We often support founder-owned businesses that are growing rapidly with a differentiated product or service and loyal customers, but where there is a clear opportunity to accelerate investment further with external capital.

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