This has being a few months in the making and I can officially make this announcement – I am one of the new Entrepreneurs in Residence for The University of Leicester! I will be working with student entrepreneurs and Alumni businesses on their paths to raising private equity at Pre-seed, Seed and Series A. […]
Valuations – How to value your start-up
The infamous V word Valuation and deciding what your business is worth is the most asked question in the start up community – and one of the most confusing aspect of raising investment. And unsurprisingly, many pitches fail due to wild and unjustifiable valuations that usually alienate potential investors. But how do you even begin […]
Business Growth – Community Helps Business Growth
This blog was produced in collaboration with: Court of Protection Solicitors: Thaliwal and Veja Student Accommodation Leicester: Brink Riley So, have you ever considered how getting more involved in your community can help grow your business? Although there are few genuine win-win scenarios in this world, supporting your local community can create amazing […]
Angel Investor vs Crowdfunding vs VC – which one is right for you?
It is now easier for startups to raise capital from more than one source simultaneously than before. With a variety of ways to fund your startup, all carrying their own pros and cons, knowing which one is right for your business can prove a challenge.Three sources most commonly considered are Equity Crowdfunding, Business Angels and […]
Meet Joppe – co-founder of stationery brand, Yop & Tom
In this week’s blog post, we catch up with Joppe, Yop and Tom co-founder, for a quick chat. Yop & Tom was founded in 2019 in London by two friends with the aim to help people fulfil their hidden potential through thoughtful and intentionally designed stationery. They design products specifically to help people disconnect from […]
The Benefits of Collaborating with Other Fashion Brands
Guest blog by Taz Ahmad: SEO Agency London: Marketing Voice. Year on year, the fashion industry becomes increasingly competitive. As a result, fashion brands are continuously having to come up with unique ideas to stand out from the crowd. As you’ve probably guessed from the blog post’s title, entering into a cross-brand collaboration is one […]
Welcome to the Mela & Sharpe blog!
Hi and welcome to the Mela & Sharpe blog! Here, you will find everything start ups, growth and investors. I will aim to share content that features other business leaders, interviews with investors and guest blog posts to help you enrich your entrepreneurship journey. I also look forward to sharing some successes and challenges of […]