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11th December 2019

Founder to Founder: Tips and tales from 100 Entrepreneurs and Investors

The Invested Investor has released a new book, centred around the challenges entrepreneurs face along the start-up journey. Titled Founder to Founder: Tips and tales from 100 Entrepreneurs and Investors, the publishers have managed to include content from our 100 global entrepreneurial leaders.

11th December 2019

The investment model is broken says Consilience Ventures CEO

Kevin Monserrat of Consilience Ventures takes a critical look at the traditonal investment model.

11th December 2019

Saranac Partners gives its predictions for 2020

Robert Crowter-Jones, Head of Private Equity at Saranac Partners gives his market update and 2020 predictions.

11th December 2019

Maven leads £600,000 funding round in Intelligence Fusion

Maven Capital Partners has led a £600,000 investment in military grade security and intelligence platform, Intelligence Fusion Limited. The funding has been provided by the Finance Durham Fund, established by Durham County Council and existing investors. The follow-on investment will support the business as it enters its next phase of development to further invest in an in-house technology team to make significant enhancements to its platform. The investment will also strengthen the sales and marketing and intelligence team to enhance the quantity and quality of reported incidents and add artificial intelligence tools to the collection of security information. The funding will create a total of 10 new jobs.

11th December 2019

Are you the right person to join a start-up?

Sukhendu Pal looks at the motivations of joining a start up and considers how you can assess if you are the right 'fit' to work with a business in its earliest stages.

The most important question you need to ask yourself when joining a start-up is why. Some people do it because they hate their current jobs. Some people do it because they want to get rich. Others do it because it’s the cool thing to do. Ultimately, when you are looking to join a start-up you need to understand the real motivational factors behind your search, because if your reasons do not align with the opportunity, it is likely you will be neither happy nor successful.

Over the past three decades, Sukhendu has worked for couple of iconic start-ups, founded a successful start-up, and invested in more than a dozen start-ups in a personal capacity, and nearly a hundred start-ups in a professional capacity. Here he provides a practical guide that people wishing to join a start-up should consider when looking for the next could-be big thing.

10th December 2019

NVM invests in King Construction

NVM Private Equity has invested £11.6m in supporting the management buy-out of Merseyside-based Knowsley Contractors Limited, trading as King Construction, a provider of civil engineering and construction services as it embarks on the next phase of its growth strategy.

Founded in 2002, the business operates a dedicated workforce of 220 from five locations and is led by an ambitious senior management team of four; Managing Director Dave Prescott, Chief Operating Officer Campbell Crawford, Finance Director Simon Warner and Commercial Director Mike Taylor. At completion Gary Howse will be joining the King team as Non-executive Chairman.

10th December 2019

Sturgeon Ventures comments on new FCA regime

The Senior Managers & Certification Regime that has just come into effect is a positive step for the financial services industry – but its failure to include Appointed Representative Firms (ARFs) and their individuals is an oversight, according to Sturgeon Ventures, the regulatory incubator.

10th December 2019

Livingbridge strengthens London team

Mid-market private equity investor Livingbridge has appointed Mihir Patel and Joseph Evans as investment managers. 

10th December 2019

WestBridge invests £12.8m in Aptus Utilities

Aptus Utilities Limited, one of the UK’s leading providers of multi-utility services, has secured a £12.8m investment from private equity firm WestBridge to assist with its growth and expansion plans.

10th December 2019

Patrick Molyneux joins Silicon Valley trade delegation with Lord Mayor of London

Manchester Investor and SME Advisor, Patrick Molyneux, to join trade delegation to San Francisco with The Lord Mayor of the City of London.

9th December 2019

Invest but have no input is the best way for government funding to be a success

Governments that invest in businesses, but then have no say on any decisions made by company managers, are much more likely to see their investments be a success, according to new research by Vlerick Business School.

9th December 2019

What do the 2020s have in store for the regions' businesses and investment?

As we enter the final week of political campaigning for the upcoming general election, we could potentially enter the new decade with a new government. 

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