The SME's Guide to  Raising Capital:  Part 2 -  Who should you raise from?

Posted by Chris Thomas on Feb 10, 2016 7:56:09 AM

This week’s article will look at who you should be raising funds from as you continue your quest of building your own billion-dollar unicorn. If you missed  Part 1,  you can access   it here.

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Topics: How to raise money

The SME's Guide to Raising Capital: Part 1 -  To raise, or not to raise?

Posted by Chris Thomas on Feb 3, 2016 7:38:28 PM

A version of the article appeared in Gulf News.

Over the past months, I have been writing an SME fundraising column for Gulf News, and the installments   have been published every 2-3 weeks or so. The column is now winding down so I want to  republish them on the Eureeca blog on a weekly basis (every Wednesday or Thursday)  so  a more linear account of my thoughts on fundraising is available to entrepreneurs considering or in the process of raising capital.

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Q&A with FindMeHealth founder and  CEO Mark Ratnarajah

Posted by Hayden Pirkle on Jan 27, 2016 7:44:00 AM

Photo: Mark Ratnarajah of FindMeHealth

FindMeHealth is the first healthcare-related business to raise on the Eureeca platform. Healthcare is one of the most popular sectors among professional investors in markets such as the US and Europe so we're particularly excited to offer the UK-based  FindMeHealth  to our investor network. We had a chat with   founder and CEO Mark Ratnarajah to help shed light on FindMeHealth and how they are attempting to disrupt the UK healthcare sector.

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Private capital markets: Where the real ROI is

Posted by Hayden Pirkle on Jan 24, 2016 11:37:03 AM

Source: Andreessen Horowitz

There has been, over the past 20 years or so, a big shift in where the bulk   of returns are created by some of the world's most prominent   tech businesses. Larger inflows capital into private markets -- that is, more money being invested in private companies -- means that these businesses are remaining private for longer; they’re delaying their initial public offerings (IPOs) because they don’t need the money that IPOs generate.

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New Feature: Pre-raised Capital Indication

Posted by Hayden Pirkle on Jan 13, 2016 2:40:09 PM
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7 keys to successful crowdinvesting

Posted by Sam Quawasmi on Jan 5, 2016 6:28:37 PM

A version of this article originally appeared on

Thanks to equity crowdfunding, the wider public is now being introduced to the private equity asset class; it is crucial that potential crowdinvestors learn how to successfully navigate the space. While crowdinvesting can take time to master, there are a number of principles and due diligence practices that, if adhered to and followed, can get you on the right track to generating healthy returns. Here are the keys to the equity crowdfunding game.

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Topics: Crowdfunding 101

6 reasons why  you should raise capital through equity crowdfunding

Posted by Sam Quawasmi on Dec 29, 2015 11:15:59 AM
A version of this article appeared in the July 2015 issue of Entrepreneur Middle East Magazine.

Here's a list of six of the top reasons why entrepreneurs should use an equity crowdfunding campaign to raise capital for their business.

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Why you should be crowdinvesting

Posted by Chris Thomas on Dec 21, 2015 9:30:00 AM

A  version of this  article was  orginally appeared  in the November issue of Capital Business magazine.

Crowdfunding -- the catch-all term for the financing model that allows people to pool money together to fund creative projects, prototyping efforts, or even full-fledged operational businesses -- is a concept that is becoming more and more familiar.

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7 Tips to Make Your Equity Crowdfunding Campaign Stand Out

Posted by Hayden Pirkle on Dec 14, 2015 9:14:25 AM

Equity crowdfunding has changed the game of SME finance.

Once you've determined equity crowdfunding  is right for your business, the question of how to successfully crowdfund it remains. there are several proven ways to make your crowdfunding for equity campaign stand out.

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Topics: Crowdfunding 101

Eureeca Pitch Night: Celebrating Women Entrepreneurs

Posted by Hayden Pirkle on Dec 7, 2015 11:58:54 AM


November 19th marked Women’s Entrepreneurship Day, a UN-sanctioned day of celebrating and supporting women in business. In honor of this important day, we decided to center the second installment of the Eureeca Pitch Night series around strong female founders from the Eureeca corridor of investment.

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