Every business needs customers to make money. But launching new products and services, increasing market share or expanding into new markets often requires an increase in start-up or working capital.
To date, YTKO Group has helped clients raise more than £40m in funding, from a wide range of sources: to achieve commercial success for technology start-ups, to help people be their own boss, small companies to grow and growing companies to expand their markets.
We unlock access to finance by making businesses investment-ready, with compelling, de-risked propositions that show how repayments will be made, milestones met and returns generated for equity investors.
YTKO Group works closely with business angels; with seed funds in industry and universities, research councils and with VCs looking for good, early stage deals from innovative, high growth companies. For example, we leveraged more than £10m in funding from a range of sources, for IP emanating from Yorkshire Universities.
We run an angel investor network in the East of England – and have invested finance and non-executive directorship (NXD) expertise directly to build our own investment portfolio, currently valued at more than £10 million.