Start-ups & SMEs

How to Write a Great Investor Newsletter

An investor newsletter updates shareholders on company performance and developments. When fully utilized, a monthly newsletter enforces accountability, builds trust, and creates the foundation for future fundraising. Five Investor Update Best Practices Investor newsletters add context to key metrics to … Read More

Why Investor Relations Matters for Start-ups

Strong investor relations give investors confidence in a Start-up’s ability to deliver on commitments, create value, and drive investability at every stage of the journey to exit. Like anything worthwhile, IR will favor those who start early. What is Investor … Read More

Family Firms – Top Three Research Papers

Corporate governance and ESG are fast-evolving topics and it’s easy to fall behind on research. Our team analyzed 20 working papers published on ECGI’s website and found these three to be the most informative and engaging. Did “ESG” Firms Perform … Read More

Venture capital

Do Governments Make Good Venture Capital Investors?

The EC is to become a direct investor in start-ups. A new source of venture capital is welcome but do founders want the government in their capital table? … Read More


Why Corporate Governance Matters for Start-ups

Start-ups faced a failure rate of 90% before COVID-19 shocked our socio-economic structures. Now, good corporate governance (CG) practices offer start-ups a much-needed lifeline. … Read More