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Posts by Richard Blakesley

Capital Pilot Launches its Summer Special Free Assessment Campaign

Today Capital Pilot is launching its £75,000 Summer Special to help 500 startups and scaleups on their funding journey.  Fundraising at the moment is even more difficult for early stage growth businesses, and time-critical for many. That’s why we are giving away £75,000 worth of investability assessments and ratings, all in the month of July,…

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How Many Startups Will Actually Receive Government Support?

As we wait for the imminent launch of the Government’s Future Fund we decided to look at how many startups and scaleups will actually benefit from any of the various COVID support measures announced to date. Lots has been written about eligibility criteria; less so about impact. It’s a tricky analysis, and we don’t claim…

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Background to the Capital Pilot Rescue Equity Funding Initiative

The COVID-19 crisis will cause the failure of tens of thousands of businesses. It’s already happening, despite the monumental efforts of the public and private sector to help them survive. Early-stage growth businesses, including tech startups and scaleups, are particularly at risk because they don’t typically qualify for Government support initiatives announced to date. By…

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