Innovation Library

Putting A Stake In The Ground: The Crowdfunding Angel

The crowdfunding phenomenon has seen rapid growth over the last couple of years. Research firm Massolution estimates that crowdfunding platforms raised $2.7 billion and its benefits to economic activity are manifold. (Gary Dushnitsky)

  • Theme:
    • Investment
  • Type:
    • Read
How do you find investment?

How do you find investment?

This short film is the second, in a series of six, to celebrate the Deloitte Institute of Innovation and Entrepreneurship 2014 Founder Award winners.

  • Theme:
    • Investment
  • Type:
    • Watch
Innovating without protection

Innovating without protection

New research proposes that refraining from patenting innovations could increase a firm’s prospects. (Steve Coomber )

  • Theme:
    • Investment
  • Type:
    • Read
Customers first. Angels second.

Customers first. Angels second.

Should business angels be an entrepreneur’s first port of call? (John Mullins)

  • Theme:
    • Investment
  • Type:
    • Read
Book Review - Customer-Funded Business

Book Review - Customer-Funded Business

If you are an entrepreneur or an angel investor, this book is written especially for you! (John Mullins)

  • Theme:
    • Investment
  • Type:
    • Read
Start-ups use four catalysts to win funding

Start-ups use four catalysts to win funding

There is a roadmap to venture fundraising success. Ben Hallen's research has identified four hallmarks of efficient prospecting for money.

  • Theme:
    • Investment
  • Type:
    • Read
Re-thinking funding

Re-thinking funding

Venture capital is the default route to win funding and grow a business. But, says John Mullins, there is another way, one which works for entrepreneurs and venture capitalists alike. (John Mullins)

  • Theme:
    • Investment
  • Type:
    • Read
Gary Dushnitsky talks crowdfunding

Gary Dushnitsky talks crowdfunding

His latest research seeks to uncover the reality behind the much talked about emergence of crowdfunding as a means of funding everything from the Statue of Liberty to rock albums. (Gary Dushnitsky)

  • Theme:
    • Investment
  • Type:
    • Read
Crowdfunding - should we be worried about its future?

Crowdfunding - should we be worried about its future?

John Mullins, Associate Professor of Management Practice in Marketing and Entrepreneurship at London Business School, talks crowdfunding. (John Mullins)

  • Theme:
    • Investment
  • Type:
    • Read

Maximising value

Requesting a sum of £1.5m from Infinitesima’s existing investors, Lyons questioned whether this was actually the best way to maximise value. (John Bates)

  • Theme:
    • Investment
  • Type:
    • Read

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Hoxton adventures with venture capital

Hoxton adventures with venture capital

Hussein Kanji, co-founder of the European early stage find, Hoxton Ventures, talks entrepreneurially with BSR.

  • Theme:
    • Entrepreneurs
  • Type:
    • Read
From banker to baker, via candlestick maker

From banker to baker, via candlestick maker

School alumnus, and winner of the School’s Accomplished Entrepreneur Award, Ian Zilberkweit went from being a Director in HSBC’s Corporate Finance Group to growing one of Russia’s largest bakery café chains. We invited Ian to talk about the shift from City power lunches to making dough in Moscow.

  • Theme:
    • Entrepreneurs
  • Type:
    • Read
Entrepreneurs @ work: Pizza Rossa

Entrepreneurs @ work: Pizza Rossa

Corrado Accardi used crowdfunding to back his business plan for a quality pizza takeaway chain. (Steve Coomber )

  • Theme:
    • Entrepreneurs
  • Type:
    • Read