CDF Knowledge - Finance
Work in progress. Please let us know about other avenues of investment, funders etc.
Capital Cardiff – Startup Grant – Max £5,000 match funding.
Google doc of lots of funding opportunities – (Thanks to Marc Thomas).
Finance Wales – Finance Wales has a number of funding packages, with a mix of loans, equity financing etc etc.
Digital Development Fund – To help digital/creative business develop new technology.
Welsh Government Repayable Finance – Funding for growth capital for businesses.
Jobs Growth Wales – Support for paying staff
Go Wales – Funding to recruit students and graduates.
Welsh Assembly list of funding (PDF) – features lots of regional grants
Funding Central – a guide to over 4,000 contracts, grants and loans.
Private money / equity
Mackintosh Capital – Angel investment (£100k – £1m)
Indycube Ventures – Angel investment, support & advice
Xenos – Angel investment network
WestBridge Capital – Venture Capital fund (£1m – £8m)
Thin Cats – Loans negotiated with individuals. “Business loans without banks”.
Bank To The Future – Network of investors, entrepreneurs etc.
European investors – Crowdsourced spreadsheet of investors
Advice on raising investment
Raising startup funding – 7 things you need to be prepared
General funding advice
Great Business – support for growth and export
Awards & Competitions