Equity Finance and Venture Capital
Equity finance is a way of raising money by selling a shareholding in the business. This can be to an individual or to institutional investors who will seek growth on their initial investment. Venture capital is a form of equity finance where the investors generally seek high, rapid growth.
Business Angels are private individuals who are also most often in search of good growth potential, but they can also bring considerable commercial experience that strengthens the management structure of the business they invest in.
WRAP is a Special Associate of the National Business Angels Network (NBAN) and can promote investment opportunities via their website, bulletin and national press advertising and help meet the cost of this.
The Business Development Service also has relationships with a growing number of individuals and institutional investors who are interested in the opportunities the recycling sector offers.
Along with private investment, WRAP has recently developed and invested in The Recycling Fund, a commercial equity fund designed to help bridge the gap in equity finance available to the sector and to demonstrate a good track record of funding success to other potential investors. Focusing on WRAP’s material streams, it is the first equity fund dedicated to the recycling sector.