YTKO works closely with a range of business angels and private equity, with seed funds in industry and universities, research councils, and with venture capitalists looking for investable deals from innovative, high growth potential companies. We have our own angel investor and non-executive director (NXD) network, and have invested finance and expertise directly to build our own investment portfolio, currently valued at more than £40 million.
Raising equity is very different from raising other types of finance, but it can really accelerate the growth of your business. If an external investor is getting an attractive deal and you get to scale your business for an eventual more profitable exit, it’s a win-win scenario. But there is a lot of hype around private equity, and what type of business is suitable – most business aren’t.
We know what investors are looking for, and what you need to do and where you need to be to be investable. We know what makes a good investor and NXD too, it isn’t just one-way traffic. We’ll support you all the way, helping you create compelling value propositions, teasers, pitch decks and business plans, getting you pitch-perfect, taking you through term sheets, valuations, data rooms and much more, and whether formal equity or the P2P equity route is your best option. Best of all, if you happen to be based in one of our GetSet for Growth project geographies, you can get all this support for free!