Is Crowdfunding suitable for ambitious, fast growing technology businesses?

Having worked with several entrepreneurial businesses, we understand how difficult it can be to raise funding to start and grow a business.  The task of securing investment can be a lengthy process, one which may take several weeks and months of effort. We recently exhibited at VentureFest East which brings together innovators, successful entrepreneurs and investors. It addresses issues specifically related to building a business in today’s fast moving market. … Continue reading

How to Manage your Investor

Copious amounts of advice is available regarding how to manage one’s investment but next to nothing about how to manage one’s investor and yet this person can add significantly more to your business than just cash. Insight and perspective Your investor is potentially an incredibly valuable resource to your business.  Keeping your investor on side, and getting the most out of them, requires careful thought and management. You can’t fire … Continue reading

Ambitious entrepreneur: Starting a business for exit

The Ambitious entrepreneur One of the current hot topics of debate amongst business commentators is, “should the first time entrepreneur start a new business venture with the exit in mind?” In truth, the answer very much depends on the type of business being set up of course, and why it’s being set up, but in my opinion for the ambitious entrepreneur the answer is an unequivocal “YES”! In recent months … Continue reading

The route to building an exceptional management team

It is very rare for a start-up to recruit a full management team from day one. In the beginning it will be a small team with the CEO wearing quite a few hats.  As the business grows, however, so too must the team. How do successful entrepreneurs build their management team? What is the right way to do this? What should the priorities be? How do successful entrepreneurs avoid costly … Continue reading

Isosceles client VolitionRx listed on NYSE

VolutionRX on NYSE We are delighted that Isosceles client, Volition Rx, a life sciences company focused on developing blood-based diagnostic tests for a broad range of cancer types and other conditions, today announced the pricing of its public offering of 2,475,000 shares of its common stock, at an offering price of $3.75 per share on the NYSE. VolitionRX, who will now be listed on the NYSE MKT, expects net proceeds from the … Continue reading

Learnings for the entrepreneur from the Word Cup

Love it or hate it, the World Cup is here, and there much that the entrepreneur and business owner can learn from the 2014 World Cup in Rio de Janeiro. Uruguay One world class part-time player can make all the difference. Spain The world changes, sticking with the old guard for too long can cost you dear. England Sacrifices have to be made today in order to ensure future growth and success. The Referees … Continue reading

Mike O’Connell – The Businessman Behind Bars

I caught up with Mike O’Connell, CEO of Isosceles Finance, at their recently-acquired head office – a former police station in the small town of Egham, Surrey – to discuss work, life, and Technicolor dream coats. Mike O’Connell, the man behind Isosceles: who are you? I’m a business man in accountancy, so although I trained as an accountant, it was simply a means to get into business, which is what … Continue reading

Preparing a company for sale

I recently spoke about  preparing a company for sale at the South East Business Innovation & Growth seminar ‘Preparing a Business for Sale’ which was held in Guildford on 8th April. About 30 CEOs from SME companies attended, and the feedback was phenomenal: “Very useful – will come again” “Well presented and informative” “A well constructed event which bought out many key areas for consideration” “A stimulating and thought provoking meeting” … Continue reading

International Business:Growing to America

I had the pleasure of attending the strategic sales meeting of one of our clients whom we had helped set up an international business in Denver last week. These guys and girls have an incredibly difficult task, they operate under a geographically distributed model. They operate in small teams that might see each other once a week, they may only come to the head office a few times a year. … Continue reading