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Posts by Richard Blakesley

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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Capital Pilot launches Rescue Equity Fund Initiative

Capital Pilot, the investability rating agency, announces the launch of a funding initiative to help thousands of UK startups survive through the COVID-19 crisis. Qualifying companies will receive investment of £50,000 each, using an automated process designed by Capital Pilot, with a plan to support hundreds or even thousands of companies. “Thousands of UK startups…

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