Our Digital CFO's have a wealth of experience in supporting business to acquire funding.
Funding can range from grant's, debt financing, angel (including EIS and SEIS rounds) and PE funding, or venture capital.
Our CFO's will work with you to assess what type of fundraising is most suited to your business and work with you to realise this.
Different forms of funding for businesses.
A grant is a quantity of money, i.e., financial assistance, given by a government, organisation, or person for a specific purpose. Unlike a loan, you do not have to pay back the money.
Debt financing occurs when a firm raises money for working capital or capital expenditures by selling debt instruments to individuals and/or institutional investors. In return for lending the money, the individuals or institutions become creditors and receive a promise that the principal and interest on the debt will be repaid.
An angel investor (also known as a private investor, seed investor or angel funder) is a high-net-worth individual who provides financial backing for small startups or entrepreneurs, typically in exchange for ownership equity in the company. Often, angel investors are found among an entrepreneur's family and friends. The funds that angel investors provide may be a one-time investment to help the business get off the ground or an ongoing injection to support and carry the company through its difficult early stages.
Private equity is an alternative investment class and consists of capital that is not listed on a public exchange. Private equity is composed of funds and investors that directly invest in private companies, or that engage in buyouts of public companies, resulting in the delisting of public equity. Institutional and retail investors provide the capital for private equity, and the capital can be utilised to fund new technology, make acquisitions, expand working capital, and to bolster and solidify a balance sheet.
Venture capital (VC) is a form of private equity and a type of financing that investors provide to startup companies and small businesses that are believed to have long-term growth potential. Venture capital generally comes from well-off investors, investment banks, and any other financial institutions. However, it does not always take a monetary form; it can also be provided in the form of technical or managerial expertise. Venture capital is typically allocated to small companies with exceptional growth potential, or to companies that have grown quickly and appear poised to continue to expand.
How we can support your business in acquiring funding
Our Digital CFOs will work with you to review why you think the business requires funding and what it requires funding for.
Once they understand this, they will work with you to look at the businesses current financial position, and confirm that funding is indeed required.
After this they will produce a business case for the item that you have identified as needing funding, that will allow them to present to potential funders exactly what the funding will be used for.
Our Digital CFO's will work with you to identify the best funding option from the list above and support you from initial calls's and meetings, all the way through to securing the funding.