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The 4,000-year-old secret that could grow your business

by Ian Gordon

You run a small business with big ambitions. You and your team have plenty of inspiration, you’re not afraid of perspiration, and you’re hungry to grow. So what is standing in your way, and preventing your business from reaching its goals?

Investly newsletter - October 2016

by Kristjan Velbri

Demand for invoice financing is growing fast. To keep up with demand, we visited LendIt Europe, the largest P2P conference in Europe. We met our shareholders and a number of investors interested in invoice financing. We're also growing as a team. We've moved offices in London to allow further expansion of our UK[...]

Which invoice discounting platform has the lowest fees for investors?

by Kristjan Velbri

Albert Einstein is quoted having said that compound interest is the 8th wonder of the world. A portfolio growing 10% annually will double in just 7 years assuming income is reinvested (35 years for 2%). However, a small fee can eat away a sizeable piece from your returns, slowing down the growth rate of your[...]

Investly newsletter - September 2016

by Kristjan Velbri

September was a very busy month for the whole team at Investly. We signed up a record number of new customers and investors purchased a record amount of invoices. We also implemented a few improvement to the website.

5 things you should know about invoice finance

by Kristjan Velbri

1. What is it?

As an entrepreneur, you know that working capital (cash) is the lifeblood of your business. Small businesses must absorb direct costs, labour and other expenses weeks or months before getting paid. Landing a large customer or getting a huge order is good for business, but it can put extra pressure[...]

How homemade fudge made it to 200 M&S stores in the UK (video)

by Kristjan Velbri

Investly allows businesses to unlock cash from their invoices, resulting in increased sales and improved liquidity. Without it, businesses would have to wait weeks or months to receive payment. Just like many small businesses in the UK, Matt and Ben’s Proper Fudge Company faced long payment terms of 60 days on[...]

Investor interview with Indrek Ruubel

by Kristjan Velbri

Our previous investor interview featured a Brazilian e-resident, Eduardo. This time, we decided to introduce you to a local investor. Indrek is a product engineer at Transferwise. Engineers being engineers, he decided to build a robot that invests on his behalf. Before we get to that, here's Indrek in his own[...]

July 2016 invoice trading overview

by Kristjan Velbri

Volume and the number of invoices traded keep making new highs. More importantly, we are seeing a lot of customers return after having sold their first invoice. The demand has been so great that we're looking for new employees in London and Tallinn. It makes us happy to be able to provide a solution that companies[...]

What you need to know about investing in invoices

by Kristjan Velbri

Invoices as an investment have only been available to investors for a short period of time. It used to be the playing ground of banks and other financial institutions. Thanks to technology, all of this is changing. To educate investors so that they can make educated investment decisions, I've put together a list[...]

June 2016 invoice trading overview

by Kristjan Velbri

June was another busy month for Investly. We broke records in the UK and Estonia both in terms of the volume of invoices sold but also the number of new customers who sold their first invoice. July should see a noticeable pick-up in the UK as we have a new sales person joining our London team.