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18th April 2018

UK VC investment takes a breather after a bumper 2017

KPMG VC Venture Pulse for AQ1 2018 shows that venture capital investment in the UK slowed in the first quarter of 2018, following a huge Q4’17, which saw over $2.8 billion invested.

17th April 2018

PwC / CB Insights MoneyTree Report for Q1 2018

The PwC / CB Insights MoneyTree Report for Q1 2018 reveals latest figures for venture capital actvity in the US.

Download the report here.

12th April 2018

Investments into Finnish startups hit a new record high

Statistics collected by Finnish Business Angels Network ry (FiBAN) and Finnish Venture Capital Association ry (FVCA) show Finland blasting to another all-time high on investments made into Finnish startups and early stage growth companies in 2017. 

11th April 2018

VCT fundraising for 2017/18 close to all-time high

The Association of Investment Companies (AIC) has published the fundraising figure for Venture Capital Trusts (VCTs) for the 2017/18 tax year. 

10th April 2018

Tech company start-ups in Scotland up 77 per cent

The number of new tech companies being set up in Scotland rose by 77 per cent in 2017 according to new analysis by RSM.

In total, there were 440 software development and programming businesses incorporated in Scotland in 2017, a 77 per cent increase on the 249 companies set up in 2016.

10th April 2018

European venture capital matches US performance says eFront

New data from eFront shows that, once biases are eliminated, European venture capital has consistently matched the performance of US funds over the past 20 years.

9th April 2018

NorthInvest reports rise in tech investments across North of England

The region’s newest investment arm, NorthInvest, reports significant growth of across the North following a 25% increase in membership.

6th April 2018

Invoice finance and asset-based lending rises to £23.4bn

Invoice finance and asset-based lending in the UK stood at £22.2 billion at the end of 2017, up five per cent on the funds advanced at the end of 2016, figures published by UK Finance reveal. The number of clients remained stable at around 42,000.

5th April 2018

Funding up  27.5% on Q1 2017 says Funderbeam Global Funding Report

Funderbeam has publilshed its Global Funding Report for Q1 2018. The report looks back at the first quarter of the year and reviews the latest funding trends around the globe. For example, funding in Q1 2018 when compared to Q1 2017 was up 27.5%. 

29th March 2018

Higher value bands gain momentum in vc funding activity

There are signs of improved investor confidence in making large investments as higher value venture capital funding (VC) bands gain momentum, according to GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company. A recent analysis by the company has revealed that in Q4 2017, the number of VC investments in bands above $10m accounted for 33.5% of activity.

29th March 2018

Aim market capitalisations at record high


Moore Stephens, the top ten accounting and advisory firm, has carried out an in-depth survey amongst directors of AIM companies and their professional advisers to explore one overarching question – is AIM still considered the world’s leading growth market?


28th March 2018

Octopus publishes High Growth Small Business Report 2018

A tiny group of UK companies are punching well above their weight showing they can be a significant force in driving the country’s economic growth, increasing UK productivity, skills and employment, according to The Octopus High Growth Small Business Report 2018.

One in every five new jobs in the UK and more than 20% of economic growth was created by high growth small businesses between 2015 and 2016. Representing less than 1% of UK business, these 22,074 companies created on average more than 3,000 new jobs each week.

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