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11th March 2022

Meet the investor: Konstantin Sidorov

Konstantin Sidorov, a long-time angel investor and the Founder and Chief Exec of the London Technology Club (LTC), talks to us about his experience as an entrepreneur and an investor.

29th November 2021

The Entrepreneur Ship’ getting ready to set sail

Guy Rigby and David Murray will shortly attempt to become the oldest pair ever to row across any ocean as they prepare for their Atlantic crossing in this year’s Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge. They will leave the Canaries on 12th December in their 24-foot ocean rowing boat, “The Entrepreneur Ship”, hoping to reach Antigua sometime in February 2022.

25th November 2021

Nominations soon to close for 2022 Bold Woman Awards by Veuve Clicquot

The call for public nominations will soon close for this year’s prestigious Bold Woman Awards, celebrating incredible British female entrepreneurs.

19th November 2021

Think-Tank launches platform for retail investors who want to invest sustainably

Independent think-tank, 2° Investing Initiative (2DII), has launched its retail investment platform, MyFairMoney, which aims to provide transparent, impartial information for retail investors looking to marry their sustainability preferences with personal investment decisions. MyFairMoney becomes the only UK solution incorporating multi-data inputs into its analysis of the 3,000 funds on the platform whilst remaining 100% non-profit.

12th November 2021

Honeycomb Network secures £127,000 pre-seed funding from SFC Capital

Honeycomb Network, an Imperial College London spinout developing smart charging and storage infrastructure for e-scooters and e-bikes to accelerate micromobility adoption in the UK, has secured £127,000 in pre-seed funding from SFC Capital, the UK’s most active seed stage investor. The funding will support the development of prototypes of the company’s storage and charging pods and rollout of a pilot scheme. 

11th November 2021

Shojin Property funds £7m student accommodation scheme

Global co-investment platform Shojin Property Partners has secured the junior funding element of a £7m student accommodation scheme in Leicester.

20th October 2021

TrustedHousesitters lands $10m to fund US expansion

 

TrustedHousesitters, the world’s largest pet-sitting network, has secured $10m in Series A funding to continue expanding into the US market and, despite travel restrictions over the last 18 months, is already seeing revenue at twice pre-pandemic levels.

21st September 2021

Trees for Life raises £2 million in less than 48 hours on Crowdfunder

A crowdfunding bond in partnership between leading rewilding charity Trees for Life and Triodos Bank UK has raised £2 million in less than 48 hours. It will be used to part-fund the world’s first rewilding centre in the Scottish Highlands.  The bond offer was launched on the evening of Monday 13 September and reached its target on Wednesday – making it Triodos Bank’s fastest ever crowdfunding raise to reach £2 million. The average investment size was £4,800, with 8% of investors based in Scotland.

14th September 2021

Dow Schofield Watts launches debt advisory service in London and South East

Independent advisory firm Dow Schofield Watts has expanded its debt fundraising arm with the launch of a new operation covering London and the South East. 

10th September 2021

Record-breaking attempt to complete the ‘world’s toughest row’ raises funds for social entrepreneurs

Two of the UK’s most well-respected business brains – Guy Rigby and David Murray – will row across the Atlantic Ocean 

28th July 2021

Activist investor platform Tulipshare launches

Tulipshare is a brand new activist investment platform that empowers individuals to make a positive change within some of the biggest household-name companies in the world. Launching in the UK in July 2021, the platform will enable people to rethink the way they invest in businesses. Essentially allowing people to vote with their money, Tulipshare endeavours to play a tangible role in promoting ethical change in the boardrooms of global companies. 

15th July 2021

Westgrove Group secures £6m from IGF to power growth

Fast growing facilities management company, Westgrove Group has secured funding £6 million from Independent Growth Finance (IGF). The funds will be used to provide working capital and support the growth of the business.

Based in Warrington, Cheshire, Westgrove Group has grown steadily since its formation in 1998, and provides security, cleaning, maintenance, customer service and operational support across some of the UK’s largest regional shopping centres, mixed-use destinations, corporate offices, business parks and airports.

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