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Scottish Equity Partners ranked in world's top 20 VC firms
Councils launch challenge to transform local authority services with intelligent data
Prodsight attracts £115k seed funding from Scottish angels

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19th September 2018

One in three UK business owners unsure how to grow their business

Polling commissioned by British Business Bank, the UK government-owned economic development bank, has revealed one in three (33%) smaller business owners want to grow their businesses but are unsure on how best to achieve that growth. Often, smaller businesses want to grow but just don’t consider, or know of, the alternative finance options available to them. The new polling reveals, for example, that only 5% of businesses have considered angel investment whilst only 7% have considered crowdfunding. Older business owners are significantly less likely to be aware of or to have used alternative growth finance options than their younger counterparts. One in five (19%) millennials (under-35s), for example, have considered crowdfunding, compared to fewer than one in twenty (3%) over-35s. ...

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One in three UK business owners unsure how to grow their business

19th September 2018

Archangels and Maven co-lead investment in Optoscribe

Archangels and Maven co-lead investment in Optoscribe

Optoscribe, a leading supplier of glass-based integrated photonics components, has raised £2.8 million. This funding will facilitate an expansion of current manufacturing capacity, the hiring of key engineering resource and allow the business to meet the demands of a growing customer b...

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18th September 2018

Divido secures $15M to licence its ‘pay-later’ platform

Divido secures $15M to licence its ‘pay-later’ platform

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18th September 2018

Biorelate raises £700k from NPIF - Maven Equity Finance, Catapult Ventures, and Tech Trust

Biorelate raises £700k from NPIF - Maven Equity Finance, Catapult Ventures, and Tech Trust

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18th September 2018

Talis Capital backs Learning People

Talis Capital backs Learning People

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18th September 2018

aescuvest and EIT Health launch pan-European Equity Crowdfunding Platform

aescuvest and EIT Health launch pan-European Equity Crowdfunding Platform

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VCT fundraising set for a strong year, says Albion

12th September 2018

Will Fraser-Allen, deputy managing partner at Albion Capital, comments on this year's VCT f...

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Britain’s retirees warned about Hammond’s pension raid

7th September 2018

Britain’s highest earners should consider reviewing their pension tax relief plans ahead of...

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Fintech….UK and beyond!

6th September 2018

Flavia Richardson, Portfolio Manager at the London Co-investment Fund looks how the UK FinTech ma...

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Prodsight attracts £115k seed funding from Scottish angels

19th September 2018

An Edinburgh-based startup enabling businesses to gain insight from customer support c...

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Archangels and Maven co-lead investment in Optoscribe

19th September 2018

Optoscribe, a leading supplier of glass-based integrated photonics components, has raised &p...

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Biorelate raises £700k from NPIF - Maven Equity Finance, Catapult Ventures, and Tech Trust

18th September 2018

NPIF - Maven Equity Finance, managed by Maven Capital Partners and part of the ...

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The Invested Investor interview: Shirin Dahghan

17th September 2018

The Invested Investor speaks to angel investor and is a Senior Partner for Frog Capital, Shirin D...

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VCT Read ALL

Judy Naake confirmed as keynote for VCT & EIS Forum

17th September 2018

Judy Naake, the founder of St Tropez Tan and all round successful businesswoman, has been announc...

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Octopus launches £130 million VCT fundraising

17th September 2018

Octopus Investments, part of Octopus Group and the largest provider of venture ...

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Seneca completes successful first close for VCT

13th September 2018

Seneca Partners, the award winning specialist SME finance business, has completed a successful fi...

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VCT fundraising set for a strong year, says Albion

12th September 2018

Will Fraser-Allen, deputy managing partner at Albion Capital, comments on this year's VCT f...

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Judy Naake confirmed as keynote for VCT & EIS Forum

17th September 2018

Judy Naake, the founder of St Tropez Tan and all round successful businesswoman, has been announc...

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Enterprise IP launches SEIS fund with Startup Funding Club

14th September 2018

Enterprise Investment Partners (EIP) and Start Up Funding Club (SFC) have announced the launch of...

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Resonance Health & Wellbeing Challenge Fund supports suicide charity

11th September 2018

A Devon based social enterprise Action To Prevent Suicide CIC, is the fifth org...

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Resonance backs Jericho Foundation with 100,000 SITR investment

10th September 2018

A leading Birmingham enterprise is celebrating after securing £10...

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Talent Spotter Read ALL

Judy Naake confirmed as keynote for VCT & EIS Forum

17th September 2018

Judy Naake, the founder of St Tropez Tan and all round successful businesswoman, has been announc...

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The Invested Investor: interview with CEO of Repositive Fiona Nielsen

12th September 2018

In partnership with The Invested Investor, a project founded by Peter and...

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Stephen Critchlow named regional Barclays Icon of the Year Award

10th September 2018

Manchester based CEO of Evergreen Group, Stephen Critchlow, has been recognised for his con...

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Philip Watkins joins Brown Rudnick

5th September 2018

International law firm Brown Rudnick LLP has announced the expansion of its International Co...

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Knowledge Read ALL

Scottish Equity Partners ranked in world's top 20 VC firms

19th September 2018

Scottish Equity Partners has been named as one of the world’s most consistent, top per...

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Revealed: The factors which most influence angel investors to invest

17th September 2018

Angel investment is one of the most notable avenues for capital in the UK. Business angels tend t...

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Study reveals Brits are unprepared for their financial futures

14th September 2018

Do you have life insurance to protect your dependants? Have you started your pension pot? Do you ...

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UK growth companies bucking the trend says ECI Growth Survey 2018

13th September 2018

Official statistics confirm that UK productivity growth is at an all-time low, with output per wo...

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Equity Crowdfunding Read ALL

aescuvest and EIT Health launch pan-European Equity Crowdfunding Platform

18th September 2018

aescuvest and EIT Health have launched the first pan-European equity crowdfundi...

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Archangels leads £1.3m fund raise for MGB Biopharma

14th September 2018

A novel anti-bacterial agent which has been developed in Scotland by ...

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gohenry to fuel growth Stateside with new Crowdcube fundraise

13th September 2018

gohenry, the company behind the gohenry financial tool, which is enabling a generation of kids an...

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Crowdcube acquires business reporting product Supdate

11th September 2018

Crowdcube, the world’s first and largest equity crowdfunding platform, is delighted to anno...

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CrowdProperty surpasses £20m funding

7th September 2018

Having funded the 47th project on the CrowdProperty platform, ...

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Q2 2018 sees rise in asset-based lending says UK Finance

6th September 2018

UK Finance has published its Invoice Finance and Asset Based Lending Update for the second quarte...

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Funding Circle set for September float

4th September 2018

Funding Circle is rumoured to be planning an initial public offering (IPO) within the next two we...

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£30,000 micro loan for award winning pizza company Ffwrnes

3rd September 2018

Cardiff Indoor Market is now home to Smokey Pete and Sam Van Tân as award win...

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Councils launch challenge to transform local authority services with intelligent data

19th September 2018

Durham County Council and Blaenau Gwent Borough Council have launched a call for technology busin...

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Scottish Equity Partners ranked in world's top 20 VC firms

19th September 2018

Scottish Equity Partners has been named as one of the world’s most consistent, top per...

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Archangels and Maven co-lead investment in Optoscribe

19th September 2018

Optoscribe, a leading supplier of glass-based integrated photonics components, has raised &p...

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Biorelate raises £700k from NPIF - Maven Equity Finance, Catapult Ventures, and Tech Trust

18th September 2018

NPIF - Maven Equity Finance, managed by Maven Capital Partners and part of the ...

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Councils launch challenge to transform local authority services with intelligent data

19th September 2018

Durham County Council and Blaenau Gwent Borough Council have launched a call for technology busin...

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Divido secures $15M to licence its ‘pay-later’ platform

18th September 2018

Divido, the consumer finance platform for retailers, lenders and payment intermediaries, today an...

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Talis Capital backs Learning People

18th September 2018

Talis Capital, a London-based venture capital firm focused on technology compan...

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Spotinst raises $35 million in a Series-B funding

29th August 2018

Spotinst has raised $35 million in a Series-B funding round for its AI based workload manage...

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AI delivery start-up On the dot lands £8m in funding

20th August 2018

On the dot, the machine learning-driven last mile delivery start-up, and part of CitySprint ...

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AI vehicle company Academy of Robotics closes funding in 6 hours

16th August 2018

Electric autonomous vehicle company, the Academy of Robotics, has closed i...

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UCL Spin-out Hazy adds $1.8 million in seed funding

13th August 2018

Hazy, the London-based AI company enabling ethical, effortless and GDPR-compliant data shar...

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Health Read ALL

Biorelate raises £700k from NPIF - Maven Equity Finance, Catapult Ventures, and Tech Trust

18th September 2018

NPIF - Maven Equity Finance, managed by Maven Capital Partners and part of the ...

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aescuvest and EIT Health launch pan-European Equity Crowdfunding Platform

18th September 2018

aescuvest and EIT Health have launched the first pan-European equity crowdfundi...

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The Invested Investor: interview with CEO of Repositive Fiona Nielsen

12th September 2018

In partnership with The Invested Investor, a project founded by Peter and...

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Arecor raises £6m for revolutionary diabetes treatments

11th September 2018

Arecor, the UK-based biopharmaceutical formulation company, ...

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Financial Services Read ALL

deVere Crypto adds two new cryptocurrencies

18th September 2018

  Ethereum Classic and ZCash have been added to deVere Crypto, one of the worl...

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ACA Compliance Group completes the acquisition of Cordium

12th September 2018

ACA Compliance Group has completed the acquisition of Cordium, a leading provider of governance, ...

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Confidence in Guernsey fund business reflected in five-year high

6th September 2018

The total value of funds business in Guernsey is at a five-year high following ...

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Business Services Read ALL

One in three UK business owners unsure how to grow their business

19th September 2018

Polling commissioned by British Business Bank, the UK government-owned economic...

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Shoosmiths advises on deal to create leading managed IT provider

29th August 2018

Shoosmiths has advised on the sale of specialist IT-provider Taylor Made Computer Solutions (TMCS...

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Benefex announces investment from Bain Capital

17th August 2018

Benefex Holdings Limited, owner of the market leading employee experience platform OneHub, ...

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BGF to exit minority stake in Benefex

16th August 2018

BGF is to exit its investment in employee benefits firm Benefex, the first comp...

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Best foods to boost your brain power in the office

17th September 2018

Office workers are being urged to swap out sugary treats for these ten brain foods in order to st...

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Fine, or not so much? AngelNews Wine Column

12th September 2018

Fine, adjective - Of very high quality; very good of its kind. Fi...

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The AngelNews wine column - What is the score with the score?

21st August 2018

The enjoyment of wine is a purely subjective thing. But what are the things that affect one&rsquo...

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AngelNews wine column - Burgundy has bargains

15th August 2018

Burgundy has long been regarded as not the sort of region one “visits” should bargain...

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