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31-01-2003, 09:23 AM
I have had a powerful piece of software developed by Cambridge University. The total cost was 75,000 which I funded 50% and a grant was provided for the remainder. I need 60,000 to start the business. What share should i offer the investor?

19-02-2003, 03:58 PM
The level of share you offer any investor will depend on what you product's market value is. It all depends what your intentions are - do you want to retain control??

Have you talked to a business adviser ?and looked into other avenues such as bank loans , regional loans offered through enterprise agencies, or even business angels. Look at all options and talk to a business adviser for help - access the finance and funding section on the Shell Livewire site enter your details in your account and sign up to be allocated a free business adviser.

Good luck