If you’re concerned about a looming recession, high inflation, rising interest rates, weak consumer sentiment and the war in the Ukraine creating economic uncertainty, you’re not alone. As a startup, it can already be hard enough to grow, let alone grow when economic conditions are unfavourable. So, how can startups remain resilient amid the current economic uncertainty? Stay positive Don’t...

With COVID-19, the war in Ukraine and inflation all causing volatility in the current environment, it has suddenly become much harder for startups to attract investors and raise capital. This means that plans to raise capital in 6, 12 or 18 months may be derailed, thus, figuring out how to make your runway last longer is a top priority. Runway...

With increasingly volatile conditions thanks to the impacts of COVID-19, the war in Ukraine and rising global inflation, equity capital markets have cooled. This has serious implications for high-growth startups. Even the most high-potential startups may struggle to raise capital in this environment. As such, they will need to be able to make their runway go further. For those that...

Seed capital refers to the starting capital needed to fund a startup’s launch. Sourcing seed capital is the earliest stage of capital raising and occurs before the business is even established. Seed capital will fund the initial steps in building the business such as developing a proof of concept or prototype, business planning, market research, product development, equipment, marketing, and...

The pandemic has been one of the most significant tests of resilience many businesses have ever faced. But one of the hard realities of business is that there are countless challenges which can test a business’ sustainability and resilience over time. Economic volatility or recession, talent shortages, higher costs and increased competition can all threaten a business’ viability. The most...

Is your business failing to reach its full potential? A lack of financial insight and governance could be the cause. The only way to grow your business, outpace your competitors, identify market opportunities and improve your business’ performance is by taking a strategic view of your financial position and using this information to drive critical business decisions. Without a strategic...