The insurance sector has traditionally operated within the same conventional business models and regulatory frameworks with which we have become so familiar, and with only modest modernisations over the last few decades. Insurtech, which refers to the myriad technology solutions that maximise the efficiency, accessibility and simplification of existing industry models, comes at a time when the industry is struggling to remain competitive in a low interest rate environment amid mounting pressure to increase profitability and efficiency.
#Market Research - 04/09/2017
Last week, the Hurun Report and Visa Consulting Group suggested that the UK slipped down the list of desirable destinations for high net worth Chinese investors, putting the country behind the USA and Canada to third place.
#Investor Resources - 25/07/2017
Forbury Investment Network, in association with Metro Bank and Rushlight Events, held a successful Investor Briefing on Investing in Industrial Cleantech, 23rd May 2017.
#News - 06/06/2017
The Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme (SEIS) and Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS) have been extremely successful since their respective inceptions. Based on HMRC’s latest available data from October 2016 and London & Partners data, the extent of their popularity is clear, with more than 50% of all venture funding in the UK in 2014 being routed through (S)EIS.
#Investor Resources - 16/02/2017
With 2017 well underway, we thought it would be a good time to reflect on how the landscape of technology investing is shaping up in these somewhat uncertain times of Brexit and Trump.
#News - 08/02/2017
Forbury Investment Network held a successful Investor Briefing on 'Systems for Sustainability: The evolving investor opportunities and challenges of the Industrial Internet of Things' in collaboration with Rushlight Events and kindly hosted by Metro Bank on Thursday 29th September.
#Presentations - 27/10/2016
Whether Brexit eventually becomes the triumph we are all now hoping for or whether Brexit is a term forever doused in disaster, the interim uncertainty of what Brexit means is harming the UK’s fastest growing industry and potentially in an irreparable way.
#News - 21/10/2016
Ecommerce has hugely morphed over the last few years. The juggernaut that is Amazon continues to be the benchmark. What has changed are the barriers to entry...
#News - 07/10/2016
The last few weeks have been tumultuous to say the least. Four weeks post Britain’s decision to leave the European Union, we have a new Prime Minister, Theresa May; Labour, the main opposition, is a shamble; and a torrent of economic uncertainty which has led to the pound’s devaluation and an increasing likelihood of a technical recession.
#News - 27/07/2016
At Forbury Investment Network we have the pleasure of interacting with a large number of early stage businesses. We feel privileged to have the opportunity to interact with founders who are intelligent, passionate and energetic. However, we do also see a number of these individuals succumb to pitfalls which drastically reduce the odds of success for their businesses.
#Business Resources - 04/07/2016